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.
CET is sponsoring Cuban breakout artist Cimafunk on his unprecedented multi-city US tour starting March 28 in Washington, DC. More info here.
CET has provided support for 2019 Cuban exchanges at Western Kentucky University, assisting Cuban rap duo Obsesion get to Bowling Green for a conference and performance. After WKU professors met the duo in Regla, Havana, last year, they decided to bring the duo to Kentucky to share with their students the work, projects, and music the duo is creating. Obsesion will be representing Cuba for WKU’s “International Year of Cuba”.