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FRONTLINES
By Marlene M. Johnson

All Eyes on Cuba
THE WORLD IS WATCHING WITH EAGER ANTICIPATION to see when Americans will

be granted full rights to travel and trade with Cuba. For the first time in 50 years, U.S. citizens are
talking about the possibility of visiting a place they had only spoken about in distant terms. Many
Cuban Americans are excited about the possibility of visiting relatives that they have never been
allowed to meet and seeing the place where their ancestors were born.
NAFSA has been working with our allies for decades
to end travel restrictions to Cuba and in October, select
NAFSA staff and I were privileged to travel, for the first
time ever, to the island nation. We represented NAFSA
at the Civitas Global Educational Service's "Cuba TIES,
1st Annual Workshop of Strategic Alliances for the Internationalization of Higher Education," which sought
to explore opportunities for educational collaboration
between U.S. and Cuban institutions and to better understand how we can work together. Our goal was clear:
help further internationalize higher education between
Cuba and the United States.

For NAFSA, participating in this workshop was an important step in our long-term commitment to normalize
relations between Cuba and the United States. In 2004
NAFSA spoke out against President Bush's restrictions
on academic travel to Cuba, and we continue to actively
advocate for lifting all travel and trade restrictions to the
island. As advocates, we were delighted when President
Obama announced his commitment to "engagement
rather than isolation" with Cuba, and President Castro
expressed willingness to dialogue with the United States.
Both presidents acted to further the interests of our two
countries and our citizens. This was an opportunity for

"During
my time on
the island,
I often
reflected
on the
educational
assets that
Cuba offers
as a potential
partner
for U.S.
institutions."

The University
of Havana, Cuba
ALBIN HILLERT / SHUTTERSTOCK

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