Authorizing Academic and “People-To-People”
Educational Travel to Cuba
- What is a Treasury Department “general license” for academic programs in Cuba, and what institutions will qualify for one?
- How is a U.S. academic program arranged in Cuba.
- The requirement that courses must be given for “academic credit”, what does it mean?
- The permitted roles in U.S. academic programs in Cuba of adjunct faculty and students from other colleges and universities.
- Permitted expenditures in Cuba by U.S. universities and colleges.
- Record-keeping and other compliance issues arising from the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
- “People-to-people” travel. What does it mean and what organizations are qualified to sponsor and organize such travel?
- How will an organization apply for a people-to-people license and what supporting certifications and documentation will be useful? And what itineraries are likely to be acceptable under the new rules.
- Per diem limits on expenditures per traveler, and what can and cannot be purchased in Cuba to bring back into the U.S.
- Securing Cuban approvals for proposed educational programs and obtaining necessary visas.
- Booking accommodations in Cuba and making other on-the-ground arrangements there, the role of licensed U.S. Travel Service Providers (TSPs).