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Learn Spanish in Santiago de Cuba
The Spanish school in Santiago de Cuba is different from any other DQ institution in that there is no physical building – lessons are held either in the host family home or in the home of your teacher. This enables you to be fully immersed in Cuban culture. Here at don Quijote, we recognize that it is important to develop the ability to interact in a group situation. Therefore, you will be given the opportunity to interact with other native speaking students in a Cuban cultural centre.
* If there are not enough students of a similar ability, DQ School may switch a course from Intensive to One on One.
Each school day starts at half past eight in the morning and consists of fifty minute language lessons split up by short comfort breaks. Class-size is always kept at a minimum.
Our Spanish Teachers
Only native Cuban university graduates qualified to teach foreigners are employed by the school.
Accommodation Options in Santiago de Cuba
- Host Family – if you choose this option then you will be living with a local family who will cook you breakfast and dinner, allowing you to grab lunch with friends between classes. A washing service is available. This is a good option for those moving away from home for the first time. All host families have a large, air-conditioned house in a charming area called Reparto Sueño.
Excursions & Activities
In the evenings and weekends, don Quijote offers a variety of fun activities and excursions for the enjoyment of all the students. Participation in such activities is a great way to get to know people and make friends very quickly. Some of the excursions include visits to:
- Bacanao Parque
- Gran Piedra
- A mango farm
- The Morro Castle
- A rum museum
- A tobacco factory
Santiago de Cuba is the second biggest city in Cuba after Havana with nearly five hundred thousand inhabitants. This city is characterized by Caribbean influences, the accommodating Cuban locals, dance and music. Many well-preserved colonial buildings in Santiago de Cuba's historical city centre have resulted in the city being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, Santiago is an extraordinary place to learn Spanish.