Kennesaw State launches Year of Cuba

Year of Cuba
Year of Cuba

35th year of international study returns to KSU

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 3, 2019) — For the past 35 years, Kennesaw State University has dedicated each academic year to the study of a particular country or region as part of the “Year Of” Annual Country Study program from the Division of Global Affairs. The 2019-2020 program will highlight Cuba.

The program allows students to experience rich local and global traditions through campus events, speakers, courses and a chance to study abroad in Cuba during the spring semester.

“The program helps our students to think globally,” said Dan Paracka, director of campus internationalization. This opportunity to experience international cultures gives KSU students a truly global education.

The opening event for the Year of Cuba is "Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary," an autobiographical performance by Marissa Chibas, which is Sept. 5-7 at the Stillwell Theater on the Kennesaw campus. For tickets, please visit

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– Photos by Alice Wheelwright

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit