Friday, November 5, 2010

Academic advisers ask Obama to lift study abroad restrictions on Cuba

In 2007-08, approximately 250 students from the United States studied in Cuba, compared to 2,100 in the last year before the regulations were imposed.Last week, a coalition of twenty-eight universities from NAFSA: Association of International Education sent a letter to President Obama calling for the removal of current restrictions to academic travel placed on study abroad to Cuba in 2004.

Academic exchanges are often seen as a critical component of U.S. engagement in the world and have historically been a successful tool in building relations between nations,the letter says.They also present students with an unparalleled educational opportunity. Both of these values of academic exchange hold true regardless of where in the world a student studies abroad, whether in China, Indonesia, England, or Cuba.

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