IT'S SAFE AND LEGAL!
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.
FAQs (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
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?
Our Internship Seminar includes airport pick-up and drop-off from Havana airport. 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 and tell us when you are arriving – we will be there to pick you up at the airport!
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 Internship Seminar.
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.