Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.


Classroom Interpreters

If you thinking about being an interpreter for Deaf children in the elementary schools, don't even think about it if you don't want to interpret for Deaf teachers of hearing children. Unfortunately, school districts overlook the fact that there are Deaf out there that are qualified,when there is a shortage of teachers to meet the their needs. I always hear student interpreters of their desires to work with Deaf children but none of them ever thought about Deaf teachers in the public school system, we got to overcome the myth that Deaf teachers are limited to Deaf schools or mainstreamed programs. 

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