Monday, March 9, 2015
SATIRE: Free College For Students Who Visit Cuba, Venezuela
Free College For Students Who Visit Cuba, Venezuela
Obama proposes free college tuition for students who study abroad in Cuba or Venezuela.
In a bold move to combine his efforts to provide free college and improve U.S.-Cuban relations, President Barack Obama has proposed free college for students who study abroad in Cuba or Venezuela.
Under his proposed cultural exchange program, eligible students would receive one year of free college tuition in exchange for spending the three months of their summer college break visiting either Cuba or Venezuela.
"Education should be much more than simply reading books," Obama said. "A well-rounded education should also provide opportunity to experience and learn from other cultures."
However, potential college students should not expect their travels to be a glamorous beachside vacation at a luxurious five-star resort. Instead, their visit to either country will entail volunteer work in humanitarian efforts while residing in the same living conditions of low-income, lower-class families.
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