Authorized Activities

§515.565 Educational Activities

  1. Participation in a structured educational program in Cuba as part of a course offered for credit by UT Dallas;
  2. Non-commercial academic research in Cuba specifically related to Cuba and for the purpose of obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. Sponsorship, including the payment of a stipend or salary, of a Cuban scholar to teach or engage in other scholarly activity at UT Dallas;
  6. 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;
  7. Establishment of academic exchanges and joint non-commercial academic research
    projects with universities or academic institutions in Cuba;
  8. 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;
  9. 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
  10. 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

  1. 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.