Cuban students to study at Miami Dade College


A group of students from Cuba is taking classes at Miami Dade College for the first time in more than five decades.

The college announced Monday that the students have arrived in Miami and will spend the semester taking courses in sociology, computing, psychology, business and English. The students will obtain a certificate of completion once they finish the courses.

The students age in range from 18 to 37 and are from throughout the Caribbean island. More than half are women.

The Obama administration has resumed academic programs that allow U.S. citizens to travel and take classes in Cuba. However, the exchange is largely one-sided. Cuban students rarely, if ever, travel to the U.S. for similar coursework.

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