Cuba Educational Travel's mission is to connect the people of the United States and Cuba. This is done through coordinating travel between both countries – in both directions – to facilitate two-way learning; as well as producing studies and publications about issues of mutual concern and organizing events in the United States that deal with issues related to Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations.
CET routinely sponsors the travel of Cuban artists and entrepreneurs to the United States for conferences, workshops, and classes. In July 2017, CET brought seven Cuban entrepreneurs who had never left Cuba to attend a small business workshop at Indiana University. CET has also assisted a number of Cuban cultural groups to perform in the United States, and numerous Cuban academics to present at US academic institutions.