§515.565 Educational Activities
- Participation in a structured educational program in Cuba as part of a course offered for credit by UT Dallas;
- Non-commercial academic research in Cuba specifically related to Cuba and for the purpose of obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree;
- Participation in a formal course of study at a Cuban academic institution, provided the formal course of study in Cuba will be accepted for credit toward the student’s graduate or undergraduate degree;
- Teaching at a Cuban academic institution related to an academic program at the Cuban institution, provided that the individual is regularly employed by UT Dallas;
- Sponsorship, including the payment of a stipend or salary, of a Cuban scholar to teach or engage in other scholarly activity at UT Dallas;
- Sponsorship or co-sponsorship of noncommercial academic seminars, conferences, symposia, and workshops related to Cuba or global issues involving Cuba and attendance at such events by UT Dallas faculty, staff, and students;
- Establishment of academic exchanges and joint non-commercial academic research
projects with universities or academic institutions in Cuba;
- Provision of standardized testing services, including professional certificate examinations, university entrance examinations, and language examinations, and related preparatory services for such exams, to Cuban nationals, wherever located;
- Provision of internet-based courses, including distance learning and Massive Open Online Courses, to Cuban nationals, wherever located, provided that the course content is at the undergraduate level or below; or
- The organization of, and preparation for (enter activity description options 1 through 9 of this section) by members of the UT Dallas faculty and staff.
Transactions related to activities that are primarily tourist-oriented, including self-directed educational activities that are intended only for personal enrichment, are not authorized
§515.564 Professional Research and Professional Meetings
- UT Dallas travel for professional research or professional meetings that directly relate to the traveler’s profession, professional background, or area of expertise, including area of graduate-level full-time study.
- The traveler does not engage in recreational travel, tourist travel, travel in pursuit of a hobby, or research for personal satisfaction only;
- The purpose of the meeting or conference is not the promotion of tourism in Cuba;
- The traveler’s schedule of activities does not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with professional research, or a full-time schedule of attendance at professional meetings or conferences.
- An entire group does not qualify for the general license merely because some members of the group qualify individually.