Northeastern’s baseball and volleyball teams traveled to Cuba in December 2016 for a cultural exchange that included competition and community service. The trip was the latest in a series of partnerships the university has formed with academic institutions in Cuba. The trip came at the heels of an announcement in June 2016 in which the university formalized several academic and research partnerships with leading Cuban institutions.
During the six-day trip, both teams played two games against Universidad de Habana U23 and Pinar del Rio and participated in community service endeavors, including a clinic session at Organoponico de Alamar, where the teams will learn about applications of agro-ecology in a credit and service cooperative. Following the session, the student-athletes had the opportunity to donate care packages to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.