University & College faculty, staff & students, education professionals like K-12 teachers are eligible to travel to Cuba under the General License, a process that can be completed by individuals & educational institutions without submitting the application to OFAC. Questions? Doubts? We can help! Follow our Blog on Cuba Legal Travel.
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Cuba Educational Travel, Your Entryway to Authentic Cuba
Authentic Cuba Study Tours for North American Professionals and Educators
Authentic Cuba Travel offers a new kind of education tours to Cuba for those travellers who want to explore the authentic Cuba beyond all-inclusive beach resorts. With more than 30 fully escorted Cuba educational and cultural tour departures scheduled in 2013, we attempt to satisfy the increasing demand for thematic tours by the North American Cuba Explorer. Cuba educational travel is without doubt your entryway to Cuba.
As part of our Hello Cuba campaign, we also offer Cuba school tours and Cuba study trips that are fully customizable to meet the budgets and academic objectives of US Universities and Colleges. The Cuba Explorer trips for North American professors and teachers who have never been to Cuba before represent an unparalleled approach in the educational travel industry that allows North American educators (from Canada and USA only at this point) to travel to Cuba even before taking their students to fine tune the Cuba travel experience for their classroom.
Now a myriad of US professionals have a chance to visit Cuba legally as part of Cuba educational tours under the provisions of General or People-to-People Specific Licenses. Authentic Cuba Travel has the largest variety of Cuba educational tours to choose from, including business tours, healthcare tours, photography tours, performing arts tours, and even tours for lawyers and architects. If you are interested in conducting research on your particular profession or area of study, chances are you will find a Cuba travel opportunity with us. Welcome aboard!
What Past Teachers Say About Cuba Educational Tours
"The trip went absolutely wonderful. Tatiana, our tour guide, was superb and dealt with the different situations in the most professional and kind way. None of the students were in sociology, politics, economics etc. so many concepts might have been irrelevant or over their head to them or over emphasized, but this is the reason I wanted to take them to Cuba. I wanted for them to learn not only about politics, culture and society, but also what brings us together and this is the human interaction. In that perspective it was great and Tatiana was great, the many people we met were great, and the driver was outstanding." Jessica D. Cassleman, Washington State University, USA
"The trip was the most amazing experience ever!!! Mildred, our Cuban guide is FANTASTIC!!!! Wow!!! I can not say enough about the time we had!!
The kids, the moms - everyone, had such a great time. We were treated like gold everywhere we went and everything ran very smoothly. I know I'm gushing, but I truely can not say enough about the experience! I would recommend it to anyone who would like to see Cuba the way we did!
Thank you so much again for making this a trip of a lifetime for the DancEast dancers!" Shelley Chiasson-Collins, Danceast Ballet School of Canada
"Our tour guide (Alexis) was one of the best tour guides I have ever
had. I have a PhD in Latin American literature and I had read
extensively about Cuban history before the Cuba educational tour, and yet I
learned so much from Alexis on this Cuba study trip. He was incredibly
knowledgeable about so many aspects of Cuban life: politics, history,
art, music, sports, relationships- Alexis was also entertaining,
comical; he had us all on the edge of our seats when he spoke."
Daniel Gilden, PhD Department of World Languages, Kent Denver School
"The caliber of the artists, and the art, that our students were exposed to was nothing short of awe inspiring! Suffice to say, some presentations had students rivetted for 2 hours straight, which is near of unheard of for a teenage audience. Highly reccomended!" Sean Clancy, Seycove Secondary Community School, Canada
"Authentic Cuba Tours created an absolutely unique, educational, and
fun experience for 19 of our students. Yane and the staff were
extremely responsive to our needs at all stages of planning the trip.
The activities and accommodations were well-tailored to our interests
and budget. The agency was quite knowledgeable about U.S. legal
issues, and even helped with some of the required paperwork. I would
unconditionally recommend them for a group of any size, and found them
very well equipped to respond quickly to any issues both before and
during the trip.
"Patrick G. Blaine, Ph.D., Morningside College, USA
"Cuba offers amazing people, a lively culture, breathtaking architecture, and a beautiful environment for the visual arts and photography. Our tour and fantastic Cuban guide Raul gave the students the time of their lives, and created memories they will cherish forever." Daylen Luchsinger, Argyle Secondary School, Canada
"THE HIGHLIGHT for our students was meeting with Cuban students. We spent time with first-year student teachers of English in the teacher training college in Santa Clara. This visit was a huge hit for the Cubans and the Canadians. Within minutes the conversations were buzzing. My students enjoyed meeting with young Cubans who spoke English and the Cubans always love to practise their English. How much did they have in common? A lot as it turned out, particularly in music and political opinions. My students did not want to leave." Jacqueline Birchall, Fraser Heights Secondary School, Canada
"We are all back at school and work this week, but still dreaming of our amazing time in Cuba. The girls are all saying how much they loved the trip and what an amazing experience it was. They are planning to do a group presentation to the school at an upcoming assembly, to share their experiences with the rest of the school. Thank you so much for all your efforts and support prior to, and during our trip." Christina Cuk, Crofton House School, Canada
"We had a fabulous trip thanks to Mildred- she is fabulous and we all learned so much about the culture and history while having fun. We had an amazing time. I will write a reference letter as well as an account of our trip. I have asked parents for permission to send a few pictures to you. We are going to have a group gathering/meal to share pictures and stories in a few weeks. I will be in touch. Thanks again for all your preplanning. It paid off." Laurie Morphet, Alberni District Secondary School, Canada
"We're baaaack. And what a wonderful trip we had!! It was a terrific itinerary - lots of wonderful visits!! And MILDRED!! What an angel she is......a wonderful tour guide and wonderful human being. We love her too now...... more Cuban friends! We will get ourselves organized with all the photos etc, and share them with you.......perhaps post some on the website?? Thanks very much....and we look forward to sharing our stories (all good!!)" Sooz Klinkhamer, Kwantlen University College, Canada
"The students have all expressed how great the trip was and what an impact it has had on them. Thank you for organizing the trip, it was everything that it was promised and more!" Kendall Brownlee, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Canada
US Cuba Education Travel
Thanks to a very rare political opening in US Cuba Travel policies, Authentic Cuba Travel is very proud to offer legal Cuba travel for educators and students from the United States. This policy allows for Cuba study tours for educational groups, classes, students, and education professionals, including faculty members.
Cuba educational tours from Authentic Cuba Travel offer a unique opportunity for students and educators to discover not only Cuba's educational system, but Cuba's architecture, music, people, and diverse landscape.
World renowned Cuban scholars as well as university graduated professional guides will be your escorts, which is part of what makes our Cuba education tours such a popular choice.
With the future of relations between Cuba and the United States so uncertain, waiting could mean missing out on the educational opportunity of a lifetime for you and your students.
Whether you are looking to explore the nation before bringing your class or feel that you are ready to bring your classroom into new territory, there has never been a better time to book Cuba study tours with Hello Cuba Travel.
On Tuesday 13, 2012 the United Nations General Assembly put forward a resolution calling for the lifting of the US Embargo on Cuba for the twenty first consecutive year. 188 out of the 193 nations that have representation in the international body supported the resolution to lift the US Embargo, in place for almost 5 decades now. Even though president Barack Obama has loosened USA Cuba travel restrictions and remittances to Cuba, the persistent tightening of the embargo remains according to Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
Authentic Cuba Travel
Cuba Education Tours
FREE Cuba Explorer Tours for professors, teachers and educators who want to
travel to Cuba before taking their students– great for those who
have not been to Cuba before.
Visit to Trinidad's Academy of Painting. Tour of the school and exchange with
students and teachers in the workshops. Learn about the school educational
Meet teachers and students at primary schools to learn about the primary education level in Cuba.
Tour the schools and enjoy educational-cultural activities by students.
Guided tour of the Latin America School of Medicine, a jewel of the Cuban education system,
and one of the largest medical schools in the world.
Visit to the Literacy Museum in Havana. A must-see in any Cuba education tour for teachers, educators and
those interested in learning more about Cuba education system.
Visit to the University of Havana, founded in 1728, a pillar of education success in Cuba.
Exchange with Cuban educators and students.
Followed by a tour of the University of Havana.
Tour Cuba's Superior Institute of Art (ISA), the highest level of artistic education in Cuba.
Meet with Cuban teachers and students of visual arts, theatre, dance and music.
Meet with teachers and students of Workshop School in Old Havana. The school teaches traditional
and modern techniques of restoration work. A nice visit to any Cuba education tour.
Guided tour of Cuba's Ballet School, the largest ballet school
in the world with over 4000 students, and the most prestigious ballet school within Cuba
During your Cuba educational tour, you will visit secondary schools. Secondary education in Cuba is
compulsory from grades 7 through 9.
Hello! My name is Jacqui Birchall. I am a retired Surrey (BC)
high school teacher. My students and I travelled to Cuba with this wonderful people. It was an amazing experience for
my students, students who cried as we left Cuba. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about how to organize
your trip and any other questions you may have about Cuba. I have been lucky enough to have spent time teaching in Cuba
and I have travelled extensively throughout the island. I invite you to take your classroom to Cuba with us!