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- Program Orientation
- Travel Arrangements
- On Site Transportation
- COVID-19 Entry Requirements
- Entry Requirements U.S. Citizens
- Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens
There will be a program-specific orientation with the instructor at UC Davis. This orientation addresses travel, packing, academics, health and safety, and more. It also provides you the opportunity to meet with others on your program.
Soon after arrival to the program destination, you will have an on-site orientation. The on-site orientation serves to introduce you to the new environment as well as provide on-site resources and support.
This program includes a round-trip group flight between Miami and Cuba. You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to Miami. Detailed instructions for making flight arrangements are sent to enrolled students via email once the program is confirmed. Wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive our email.
U.S. passport holders are not allowed to fly into Cuba unannounced. Additionally, students are not permitted to stay in Cuba after the program has ended. Airport transfers in Cuba to and from the airport will be organized by Study Abroad. Detailed instructions will be emailed to enrolled participants.
Transportation between program sites is included in the cost of the program. The group will travel by private bus.
While a UCD/UC student may be granted a policy exception to the COVID-19 vaccination program, host countries, institutions, program providers, venues or businesses related to UC Davis Study Abroad programs may have their own additional requirements with which student participants will need to comply.
For a list of programs that currently require vaccination against COVID-19, please review our Program Updates and Resources Related to COVID-19.
For additional information about country-specific requirements related to COVID-19 please review the U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Country Specific Information. Information is subject to change and you are encouraged to continually check for updates as it relates to your planned travel.
Important Note for Students with Non-U.S. Passports: Please be aware of the Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. Non-U.S. passport holders may be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.
A valid passport is required for this program. A visa is required for entry into Cuba. Study Abroad will help you obtain this visa.
A valid passport is required for this program. Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa and other entry requirements via the consulate of their travel destination(s). As this program includes a group flight to Cuba, consult with Study Abroad staff regarding the visa and entry requirements.
Study Abroad will supply a verification of enrollment or other necessary documents for non-U.S. citizens upon request.
International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad should ensure the U.S. visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the U.S. visa expires or is about to expire (even if the I-20 is current), students may be required to apply for the visa to their study abroad country in their home country.
Non-U.S. citizens unable to gain access to the study abroad country will be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research entry to their destination country well in advance, and before enrolling in the program if possible.
Participants are enrolled in GeoBlue Global Health Insurance and UC Traveler Insurance for the duration of the program and will be provided with specific coverage information. More details about coverage is available in the Health & Accident Insurance section of our Health and Safety Resources.