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Stone Center Undergrad Davita Petty Mentioned in CNN.com's Report on Study Abroad

September 22nd, 2010

On September 21, 2010, CNN.com published a news article entitled “Looking beyond Europe for education, adventure” in which Davita Petty, a Tulane senior double major in public health and Latin American Studies, was mentioned. Davita studied in Havana, Cuba in Fall ’09 during the first semester of the newly-instated Cuba abroad program offered at Tulane. (Photo courtesy of Davita Petty)

CNN’s article by Talya Minsberg of the University of Wisconsin begins,

“With programs from Rome to Rabat, colleges in the United States promote studying abroad as a way to grow and learn outside of the American comfort zone.

An increasing number of globetrotting students are taking full advantage of the opportunity by trading the European experience for one they consider more challenging and exotic.

‘After college, I’ll go to Europe, but I’m not sure I would ever have the chance to live in a developing country,’ said Jessie Lavintman, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student who became familiar with bucket showers and malaria when she studied in Ghana…”


Davita’s photo from her study abroad in Havana was the winner of an honorable mention in the undergraduate competition of the Stone Center’s 2010 Student Photography Contest.

To read the full article, please visit CNN.com.