Do you want to experience the Cuban lifestyle and improve your Spanish with native speakers at the same time? We organize your accommodation and your lessons, as well as helping you to make the most of Santiago de Cuba in many other ways.

Homestay Spanish Immersion in Santiago de Cuba provides both, a carefully selected homestay and a Spanish language program on the dates that suit you and with the intensity you require. This is a unique opportunity to improve your Spanish language skills and discover Cuban culture while living and studying either in your teacher's home or your host family.

All programs are a minimum of one week and are primarily aimed at adults aged over 18. Students aged 14 and 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the duration of their course.

Regarding arrival days, we are flexible so that you can benefit from the most competitive flights.

Customizing private classes - We will adapt our program to your level and goals.

If you’re willing to spend a brief period abroad to become more confident in the use of Spanish, this program is quite possibly the most effective solutions for you!

You can learn at your own level and pace, with a course designed especially for your particular needs and interests. Your individually designed course will take into consideration your language needs and personal objectives. Personal attention is guaranteed from start to finish.

Using authentic Spanish material such as magazines, newspapers or TV, we create our own teaching materials to help you to build skills to communicate better.

Courses are normally one-to-one (1:1) but if you have a friend whose level of Spanish and needs are similar to yours, you can choose our Two-to-One (2:1).

Please bring any stationery that you may require e.g. pens, pencils, notebook, eraser, coloured pens etc.

Each class lasts 50 minutes.

Homestay Spanish Immersion Program Santiago de Cuba

Housing Information

Homestay living will give you more chances to share cultural experiences, learn more about Cuba, and improve your languages skills . All of the hosts are well educated and have a genuine interest in international cultural exchange. Each family has been carefully selected based on its comfort, cleanliness and convenient location.

How do I book the course and accommodation?

The procedure is quick and easy.

Step 1: Send us an email with the course and accommodation details to contact@academiacaribe.com

Step 2: We will confirm your place on the course as well as your accommodation by sending you the Letter of Acceptance

Step 3: Once our proposal has been accepted , we will invoice you for payment (PayPal or Bank Transfer).

Step 4: You will be requested to pay the tuition fee in full 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

When we receive your tuition fee payment, your accommodation will be confirmed and the student must provide photographic proof of identity at the time of booking, e.g. copy of passport, .

Please read through our terms and conditions, and our cancellation policy before you enrol.


Which Currency Should I Take on My Trip to Cuba?

The Cuban Central Bank announced new restrictions on the use or conversion of U.S. dollars beginning June 21, 2021. U.S. dollars in cash cannot be converted to local currency, may not be accepted for payment, and cannot be used to pay fees or taxes at the airport, which is why many opted for the European currency for trips to the island.

U.S. credit and debit cards do not work in Cuba.

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Transfer service

Your teacher or host family, will pick you up at the airport, stress free , and will accompany you to the accommodation, where they’ll help you settle down and give you some information about where to go on your first day, and what’s around you.

REMEMBER: All passengers must present, in order to enter Cuba, a certificate with a NEGATIVE PCR result (COVID-19 RT-PCR), carried out in the 72 hours before arrival in Cuba.

The document certifying the result of the PDIA (Active Infection Diagnostic Test) must contain:

  • Traveler's name

  • Passport number, document or national identity card

  • Date of the test

  • Identification and contact details of the center conducting the analysis

  • Technique used and negative test result

Don’t forget to bring several masks and hand sanitizer.

We will be happy to answer your questions, including providing price quotes for airport transfers and accommodation upgrades if required.

Please, contact us at contact@academiacaribe.com