Independent Study-Abroad Companies to Get Permits for Programs in Cuba

Two years after President Obama lifted an embargo on academic travel to Cuba, independent study-abroad providers may finally be able to take American students to the Communist nation.

While the Obama administration has not yet made a formal announcement, members of an international-education association were told of the change in a recent meeting with U.S. State Department officials. And now the first study-abroad group, Texas-based Academic Programs International, has received a