2018 Update

Cuba has been acknowledged as the safest country for tourism in the world. Cuba received the Excellence Award as the safest country for tourism at the International Tourism Fair Fitur 2018, which took place in Madrid in January 2018.


Yes, U.S. citizens can travel to Cuba through ROOSTERGNN Residency. We are a Spain-based organization with strong international relations, including Cuba and the United States. As such, ROOSTERGNN artist residency is permitted to offer people-to-people travel programs to Cuba by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s OFAC.


What requirements do I need to fulfill to travel to Cuba as a U.S. citizen?

There are currently 12 categories authorized to travel to Cuba by the U.S. Department fo Treasury OFAC. You will be traveling under the “Support for the Cuban people” category. Once enrolled, ROOSTERGNN will provide you with a detailed guide (including screenshots!) of the documentation you will need to fill out – it only takes about 5-7 minutes online!

Where should I book my flights?

Numerous commercial airlines, including American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Jetblue, etc., offer non-stop flights from the U.S. to Havana, Cuba. Book your flight online – it’s as easy as that!

How do I obtain my Cuban visa?

The Cuban visa can be obtained online (we will send you a link once you are enrolled) ahead of time, or directly at the airport through your airline on the day you leave. Easy!

Do I have to be a current student at a U.S. university to participate?

No. The program is open to current students and non-students. You do not have be enrolled at a U.S. university to participate in our Artist Residency and Bootcamp programs.

Will I be safe in Cuba?

In 2018, Cuba won the Excelencias Award as the safest country for tourism at the International Tourism Fair Fitur 2018 (more here). Our Internship Seminar includes 24-hour emergency local support, which means that a staff member will be available to all students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What about communications & Wi-Fi in Cuba?

Wi-Fi is spreading fast throughout Cuba. You can stay in touch with your friends and families while you are abroad.

Year after year, we take students to Cuba, many of them are from the U.S.

Their experience on the Carribbean island is one that they never forget. Just take a look at their social media feeds!

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