Doctoral Student Turns Dream of Experiencing Cuba into Reality

As relations between the U.S. and Cuba thaw, American curiosity about the Caribbean nation grows. In the past year, there were more U.S. visitors to Cuba than from any other nation; University at Albany doctoral student and lecturer Nicholas Figueroa was one of them.

UAlbany launched a study abroad program to Cuba in the summer of 2012, according to Austin Powers, program coordinator in UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad, part of the Center for International Education and Global Strategy.

“We are proud to be one of the very few U.S. institutions that has a study abroad option in Cuba which we are able to offer through a special educational license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC),” said Powers.  Read More >>