Make yourself at home while staying with a Cuban family

Our aim is to make everyone feel at home here!

Homestay is a wonderful way for students to improve their Spanish, gain confidence, learn more about Cuban culture and meet new people in a friendly environment.

Hosts will help you to settle into life in Santiago de Cuba, advise you of how to get acclimated to Cuban life and participate in the learning and welfare of our students.

Meal plans

You can choose from 3 different meal plans depending on whether you wish to share meals with your hosts or you prefer a more independent lifestyle

– Bed & Breakfast

- Half-board (breakfast and lunch or light evening meal)

-Full-board (breakfast, lunch, and light evening meal )

Students will eat whatever the family eats and help set the table or clear up after dinner.​The host will provide room in the fridge and pantry to store any food that students may purchase.

​Vegetarians or people with food allergies should let us know their eating options when booking so this can be shared with families before arrival. There is an additional charge of 50 USD per week for any special diet where specific foods have to be bought.

Your Homestay fee includes:​

  • Private bathroom
  • 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

Homestay single accommodation prices with nutritious home-cooked meals.

7 nights 14 nights

Single Bed and Breakfast.....................205 USD ............. ..410 USD

Half board accommodation................245 USD ................490 USD

Full board accommodation.................280 USD ................560 USD

We also have a No Meals option for more independent students.

All payments for housing fee must be on the day of arrival to your host.

Should you wish to study on your own but travel with a family member, this can be arranged.

Services offered at an additional cost:

... Pick-up service, to and from the airport

... WiFi connection

Please note:

  • All of our homestay accommodation is carefully inspected and selected and offers a high standard of accommodation and care.
  • You will be supplied with fresh towels and bedding every week and it will be your responsibility to change your bed.
  • Students are responsible for keeping their room reasonably tidy so that it can be cleaned.
  • 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. ​
  • You will not be given any access to the kitchen (at any time) as meals are provided.
  • There is no refund if students vacate their room for weekends.
  • Any reasonable complaint about the accommodation will be seen to in 12 hours. We will mediate between you and the family about the problem . In the case of an unsolvable problem, housing will be changed within 24 hours. Students who withdraw from the homestay accommodation before the completion of the course will receive no housing refund.
  • Please, bear in mind that the entertaining of friends by students in a family home is not an entitlement of your stay.