The HAND Foundation Summer Travel Fellowship funds selected Menlo School students to undertake an in-depth investigation, scholarly research or a social entrepreneurship project through international travel. Last year, P.J. Frantz and Jamie Holmstrom went to Cuba to study the Cuban music style "Son" and its ties to Cuban culture. They did this through taking classes at the Instituto Superior de Artes, private classes, playing music on the streets of Havana and experientially through observing live music on the beach and in concert.
To learn more about their experience and what life is like in current-day Cuba see their BLOG about the trip.