The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Miscellaneous Laws that Might Apply

Compliance Partners

Director of International Student and Scholar Services


Assistant VP for Global Education


Trading with the Enemy Act

(amended by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961)


12 USC 95a  and 22 USC Part 79; 31 CFR Part 500

Assets Control Regulations of the U.S. Department of Treasury require persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction to have a license to engage in certain transactions related to travel to, from and within regulated countries.  Failure to follow proper procedures may result in civil penalties and criminal prosecution. Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Treasury Web Page on Sanctions Program and Country Summary. 

Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 76 Fed. Reg. 5072, Jan. 28, 2011.

Effective on the date of publication, this Final Rule creates a new general license authorizing accredited U.S. graduate and undergraduate institutions to engage in Cuba travel-related transactions incident to certain educational activities. The general license replaces some of the required and more restrictive specific licenses and license terms established under the former Interim Final Rule (see below) including the limitation to full-time permanent employees of an institution (to the exclusion of adjunct and part-time employees); and the requirement that students may only participate in academic activities in Cuba through the U.S. academic institution at which they are pursuing a degree. Also changes are made for travel to Cuba for religious activities.




NAFSA Travel to Cuba: Implications for Education Abroad Programs-June 2017 

Global Cornell: Cuba General License for Educational Activity*

U.S. Department of the Treasury: CUBA Sanctions page-Updated as of July 25, 2017

updated 9/12/17 mlo