By special permission of the U.S. Dept of Treasury, Princeton Journeys can offer Americans the chance to interact with Cubans in Cuba.

Princeton Journeys is pleased to announce that, by special permission of the U.S Department of the Treasury, the Office of the Alumni Association has been awarded a license to offer to our alumni and friends educational exchanges in Cuba, a country long off-limits to American travelers. Please join your fellow Princetonians and Study Leader Professor Stanley Katz, March 18-25, 2012, in this interactive Journey.

The Office of the Alumni Association has certified that each traveler on our programs will have a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba. So, expect daily opportunities to converse and engage with Cuban people from all walks of life who embody the richness of unique and proud traditions in music, art, culture, and history. Engage with leading intellectuals, youthful University students, talented musicians from the National School of Music, and up-and-coming artists from acclaimed galleries. Share ideas with representatives from various sectors of Cuban society to gain a deeper understanding of the transitions Cubans are experiencing today.

About the Study Leader

Stanley N. Katz will serve as Princeton Study Leader for this program. Formerly Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University, Katz currently holds the title of Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and is the director of the University’s Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. Katz is a specialist on American legal and constitutional history and on philanthropy and nonprofit institutions, and his recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime.

His interest in and involvement with Cuba is extensive and deep. He has long served as the chair of the Working Group on Cuba, a joint initiative of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council. A leader of Princeton undergraduate courses in Havana for the last few years, he is one of only two Corresponding Members of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba to hail from the U.S.

President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, Katz was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in a ceremony on March 2, 2011.


Trip Details

  • Dates: March 18-25, 2012
  • Cost: $4,995 per person, double occupancy
  • Deposit: $1,500 per person
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Operator: Academic Arrangements Abroad (TSP license No. CU-81328-b); Office of the Alumni Association specific OFAC people-to-people license CT-18617

Trip Resources

View photos of the March 2012 program

See also the October 2012 program

For more information on U.S. Department of the Treasury regulations with respect to U.S. citizen's travel to Cuba, please visit the following:

Cuba Travel Licenses
Cuba Sanctions

Resources for Registered Travelers (login required)

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