Learn Spanish, Culture & Adventure in Cuba - 2 or 4 weeks

COVID-19 Program Updates

Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, Corazon Cuba has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

Video and Photos

Rastas!
Rastas!
Santo cristo
Santo cristo
Art gallery
Art gallery
Museum
Museum
Souvenirs from Havana
Souvenirs from Havana
Talking in Spanish to the drivers was fun, they love to show off their cars.
Talking in Spanish to the drivers was fun, they love to show off their cars.
Shared love for FCB (Barcelona) soccer in Cuba - they loved my FCB tee shirt and scarf, too.
Shared love for FCB (Barcelona) soccer in Cuba - they loved my FCB tee shirt and scarf, too.
Chilling on Playa Larga

About

Based in the heart of Old Havana, Spanish language lessons take place Monday to Friday in the mornings, and in the afternoons you receive dance classes and ‘Discover Cuba’ cultural excursions. Weekend trips feature the beach and the four week program includes a full week of adventure in Viñales.

Accommodation is in a licensed Casa Particulare sharing a room (single sex) with other student clients OR upon payment single room supplement you have the option to stay in another nearby Casa with your own room (inc private bathroom). Couples or friends booking at the same time have private room also. Breakfast and lunch are served at our main Casa and this is the hub of program activities, including; Spanish lessons, group discussions, planning meetings and impromptu social gatherings.

This is a busy program and offers the possibility of a full immersion into Cuban life – past and present – and the opportunity to really understand what makes this amazing country so special.

Highlights
  • Live in the heart of Old Habana - the most exciting, vibrant and fun neighbourhood in Habana.
  • Two start dates every month learning Spanish combined with professional dance lessons, cultural walks and other activities to max your time in Cuba.
  • 18+ program (minors welcomed if accompanied) - we welcome all nationalities.
  • All Cuban crew will help you feel at home and help you learn about Cuba's past and present - and what we can learn about ourselves!
  • Four week program includes a week long adventure in Viñales to give you an all round view of life in Cuba.

10% discount on any 4 week program

Book any 4 week program - for any start date in 2020 - before the end of March and enjoy a 10% discount (quote 'GoOverseas' when placing your booking to automatically claim this discount). Valid for one or more persons booking at the same time!

Questions & Answers

Yes - despite new restrictions being imposed for certain types of travel, such as by cruise ship, the travel category SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE has been unchanged. Our programs 100% qualify under this category. For more information see; https://corazoncuba.com/blog/support-the-cuban-people

Great question! Once you send a message or press Apply Now, the provider of this program will receive your message or application, and guide you to the next step. All you have to do is fill out a few details! The entire process should only take a few days and every message will appear in your personal inbox.

You will know within the next few days.

Your message will be sent to the provider who runs this program! You will receive a personal email as well as a message in your Go Overseas Inbox (top right of the page, "Inbox") once the provider responds to your question. At any point, you can ask more questions by pressing View within your Go Overseas Inbox.

Reviews

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Martin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A great time in Cuba

I spent three weeks with Corazon Cuba in La Habana. Having learnt Spanish only while travelling in Latin America I still made a lot of mistakes. After three weeks I felt much more confident in the use of the language. I am now really able to have a deeper conversation in Spanish and I make considerably fewer mistakes. The teaching was varied, professional and linked to life in Cuba. We watched and discussed movies, read poems and short stories and got an in-depth comprehension of Spanish grammar.
The housing was simple, clean and well kept, food was delicious. Meeting people from all over the world was great fun. I met interesting people and made friends. Dancing lessons were great, my teacher had a lot of patience with me.
Thank you very much, I shall come back!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Having spent three wekks in Cuba in 1989 it was very interesting to see how Cuba has changed towards a more open society and a mixed economy.
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Jenny
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Most Incredible Cuba Program!

I would highly recommend this Learn Spanish, Dance, & Culture program with Corazon Cuba (formerly Jakera Cuba)! I’m very grateful that I was able to attend this program for a week and experience all that Havana has to offer. It’s an amazing city with so much culture and the people were amazing. I found it very easy to get around (with only basic Spanish knowledge) and the staff were great at showing us around. The program was laid out perfectly - a great balance between learning and fun.

We had Spanish class in the mornings for 3 hours, lunch, and then either dance class or culture walks. I had Darbel as a Spanish teacher and he was great! The dance classes were a blast as well as the culture walks. On our culture walks we went to the Malecon, Central Havana, and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana. The day ended at 3pm and then we had the evenings to explore.

I met such great people on the program and we spent the evenings together walking around the city, eating great food, and going to salsa dance bars. It was such an easy environment to make friends and from all over the world! I can’t wait to travel more and meet back up with all the friends I made in Cuba.

The hostel was a great place to stay - I always felt very safe, the staff was accessible and helpful. I stayed in a shared room which had 6 bunk beds and it was very comfortable.

I do have a few tips for anyone going on this program or traveling to Cuba.
1. Download the app “maps.me” before you go. It gives you an offline map of Cuba for when you don’t have service or wifi (which is all the time).
2. On the Google Translate app you can download the Spanish language which is great for those times when you can’t remember something or need something translated.
3. If you are traveling from America BRING ALL THE CASH YOU’LL NEED. This is super important because American cards (no matter which bank - even Charles Schwab) don’t work in Cuba. The only way is to bring cash with you and exchange it for Cuban Pesos when you get there. They have 2 different currencies, CUC & CUP, but you will just use CUC the whole time.

This program was an incredible experience and I could not recommend it enough!! If you can, ABSOLUTELY go for 4 weeks. 1 week just wasn’t long enough, but better than nothing at all.

Thank you to Go Overseas for introducing me to this program and thank you Corazon (Jakera) for everything you do for your participants! You guys are amazing!