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Florida Bans Academic Travel to 5 Countries!

Posted on June 27th, 2006 by admin

On May 30th, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, signed into state law a bill to ban the use of state funds for academic travel to Cuba, Iran, Libya, Syria and North Korea. This move was spearheaded after two Florida International University employees who had traveled to Cuba on academic exchange were indicted on espionage changes – though neither of the accused has been found guilty of this charge!

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I would be interested to hear your comments on this?

6 Responses to “Florida Bans Academic Travel to 5 Countries!”

  1. StudentloanNetworker Says:

    Whether or not people agree with the list, these countries are banned for travel by the US State Department. Beyond the repercussions of that, if you get into any kind of trouble in those countries while visiting, the US Embassy (if there is one) won’t help you at all. Best not to go.

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  2. InternationalStudentGuru Says:

    A very fair comment! From doing some research, it appears that some academics are particularly concerned with Cuba being part of this list…

    Also – I guess the other thing to consider is not just that there is probably little or no help from the US Embassy, but any insurance coverage you have will most likely be waived traveling to a destination that is on the USA State Department travel advisory list…

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  5. Pointer Men’s Basketball Says:

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