Homestay Spanish Immersion Program
Santiago de Cuba
Looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Come to Santiago de Cuba to practice your Spanish in real situations, and explore Cuba's history.
Homestay Spanish Immersion Programs 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.
Customizing private classes
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!
Classes concentrate on authentic spoken and written Spanish using relevant texts and videos in order to develop communication skills at an accelerated rate and improve your competence in using Spanish in everyday social situations. We will adapt our program to your level and goals.
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.
Homestay living will give you more chances to share cultural experiences, learn more about Cuba, and improve your languages skills – an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. 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.
Your Homestay fee includes:
- Private bathroom
- You will be supplied with fresh towels and bedding every week and it will be your responsibility to change your bed.
- Your host will provide toilet paper and hand washing soap, but you should purchase your own ‘toiletries’ such as toothpaste, body soap/shower gel, etc.
- Use of the house & outdoor areas, telephone (local calls), laundry facilities (laundry soap provided by homestay family)
- A quiet place to study
- All the Spanish practice you can get with your host family
- Participate in family life with social, cultural and leisure activities
- Meet your family’s friends, neighbors, and professional colleagues
Our recommendation for your accommodation in Santiago de Cuba:
We recommend that you send us your accommodation request at least 2 months prior to your arrival. Some of the accommodation options, are booked up very early, particularly if you plan to come in Summer.
How to get here?
Regarding arrival days, we are flexible so that you can benefit from the most competitive flights.
U. S. citizens who want to come to Santiago de Cuba would first go to Toronto and fly from there with Air Transat.
Some airlines sell the tourist card online, but many travelers bought the card at the airport before leaving Canada. The card is valid for 30 days and can be renewed in Cuba for another 30 days. Make sure your passport will not expire for at least six months after the date of your trip to Cuba.
Travelers to Cuba are required to have health insurance coverage.
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.