Location
  • Cuba
    • Havana
Length
2 to 6 weeks
Language
Spanish

Program Details

Language Level
BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Immersion Level
Intensive
Class Size
Small Class (1-7)
Weekly Classroom Hours
15
Housing
Host Family Hostel
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
890
Price Details
Price includes accommodation, breakfast & lunch (14 nights) plus 30 intensive Spanish lessons, three cultural excursions, volunteer placements & support described, and weekend escorted trips to the beach.

Cost of extra night – accommodation, breakfast & lunch USD 40

Airport transfer – USD 40 each way
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

Private taxi/airport transfer on arrival USD 40

Dec 06, 2023
Mar 18, 2024
28 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

A two week ‘cultural immersion’ program based in the heart of Old Havana to help you enjoy and understand what’s happening in Cuba right now! Our volunteer placements will help you connect with Cuban people, understand their culture and history, and turbo charge your Spanish language tuition.

As with all our programs, this program includes accommodation, breakfast & lunch throughout plus Spanish language tuition, meaningful volunteer placements and other activities. Start date is the first Sunday of EVERY month and includes 14 nights, though clients are welcome to arrive early or extend – we are open 365 days a year!

This is a two week program (14 nights) though can be combined with other programs to make longer duration and more varied experience.

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Program Highlights

  • Based in the atmospheric heart of Old Habana - stay in the most exciting/vibrant/fun neighbourhood in Habana!
  • Program includes accommodation, breakfast & lunch, Spanish lessons, cultural tours, activities & volunteer placements... everything to help max your time here
  • All your questions answered about Cuba's history, how Cubans live today and what the future may hold - and how we can learn from Cuba!
  • Start date first Sunday of EVERY month - most participants are solo travellers but friends, couples and groups also welcome!
  • Spanish lessons for all levels - we have 8 teachers to cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

Popular Programs

Learn Spanish, Dance & Culture in Cuba

Our most popular program featuring learn Spanish in Cuba with culture & dance. Best taken over two or more weeks but can also be taken as a one week program – with start dates EVERY week.

Staying in a Casa Particulare in the heart of Old Havana, learn Spanish in the mornings Monday to Friday. While in the afternoons enjoy dance classes and culture excursions. Weekend trips feature the beach and a two-night weekend road trip to Viñales (four week program only).

Learn Spanish & Dance in Cuba

What better way to ‘Support the Cuban People’ than by combining Spanish language tuition and dance in Cuba. Delivered by professional instructors and supplemented by cultural immersion and orientation.

This program has been developed to support the Cuban people in either HAVANA or TRINIDAD. Enjoy Spanish and dance lessons in either city or combine with other programs to make a two or more week program.

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Program Reviews

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  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.5
  • Value 4.75
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Susan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An Uplifting Experience

From our first contact with Tim through the final day of our two week stay, we were delighted with Corazon Cuba. We went for the Spanish lessons and they did not disappoint. After taking a quick assessment of our language knowledge so far, we were assigned a class. Surprisingly, the classes had only 1 - 3 students and personalization was a big benefit. Both of us felt our teachers were superb - mine was Daniela, and Jamie's was Delvis. They kept us on track with pre-planned daily lessons but we also had plenty of time to learn about Cuba and the people of Cuba (all in Spanish, of course.)

All the staff were fun and helpful. Miguelito, the chef, prepared plenty of tasty vegan food for us and we were so grateful. Andy was our tour guide for the culture portion of our program and he is a history buff who enjoys sharing stories. We spent many pleasant afternoons walking abound Havana Vieja with Andy. The salsa dance program is held in a lovely dance studio with a student/teacher ratio of 1:1. I didn't know it was possible to learn so many steps in a one hour class.

Rather than stay at the hostel, we chose a home stay. Accommodations were pretty basic but clean and included a refrigerator. The airport transfers were excellent. And, again, everyone we encountered was so welcoming and gracious. We highly recommend Corazon Cuba and hope you will have the same positive vibe and experience we had.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
We took the airport transfer program and even though our flight was 2.5 hours late, we were greeted with a name sign at the airport and taken to the taxi area by a man who was not our taxi driver. He went off and made plans with someone else and came back and told us to wait. Espera! was the only word I caught. So we waited and waited and waited. We had no address for our accommodations and didn't see the same man again so we had no choice but to wait. After 20-30 minutes a taxi driver pulled up and motioned for us to get in the car. He knew he needed to come back for us and he knew the address. But, it seemed like a long wait. If no one had come for us, I did have the address of the school and they do have an all-night guard who will answer the bell. And I know they would have taken dollars for the ride.
Pros
  • Small classes with personalized instruction.
  • The other students from so many different countries made it so much fun.
  • Delightful staff at Corazon Cuba.
Cons
  • Continuous bombardment of people on the streets asking for help, money, etc.
  • Lack of vegan food in restaurants
  • Lack of diversity of vegan food at the school.
16 people found this review helpful.
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Bogdan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I fell in love with Cuba

As the title says, my experience with Corazon Cuba was way above my expectations. Everyone involved in the program made me feel like I am part of a big family and I really wish to thank them for that. Even though we didn’t do much volunteering in my 1 month in the program, there were a lot of things to keep me busy such as daily Spanish lessons, salsa lessons, cultural tours and trips outside Havana. I would like to give a big thank you to Leo, the amazing manager, as he always made sure that I am happy with my stay in Cuba. Whatever problem or concern you have, this guy can fix it! Thank you for the whole experience and I will surely return to you soon.

Pros
  • Great culture
  • Great people
  • Great rum
47 people found this review helpful.
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Amy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible immersive language school & volunteering in Havana

I can't recommend Corazon Cuba enough! This was a truly immersive experience getting to Havana and the Cuban people. The Spanish lessons and teachers were amazing - I already speak pretty much fluent Spanish and was put in an advance class that totally surpassed my expectations and I definitely came away improved. The volunteering program was fantastic, so much fun and everyone was so welcoming. I had the most incredible and unforgettable 2 weeks making friends and learning so much, and can't wait to go back another time.

Pros
  • Immersive
  • Meeting new people & locals
  • Langauges & learning
Cons
  • Sometimes shortages - but that's normal in Cuba!
75 people found this review helpful.
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Charesa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible people, beautiful country

Cuba is an incredible country, but the reason I feel this way is because of the people I met there, from the amazing staff to the other travelers. From day one, I was welcomed with open arms by the Corazon Cuba team. Leonel and Leandro, the program managers, have build an incredible team of spanish teachers, a security team, wonderful cooks and more people who made my stay there super pleasant! I’ve followed 2 other language courses overseas and this was the first one where I actually learned new things, I was challenged to speak more to get over my anxiety. The spanish program was personalized specifically for my wants and needs. This was a huge plus. You’re not going to follow a random text book, but you go out, into the field, into the city to practice your spanish. The volunteer program was also very interesting, there was always someone guiding and assisting us on the project. This made me feel very safe! Nothing but love for the Corazon Cuba team. Thank you for everything.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would stay longer! And would probably see if I could get a Cuban sim card!
99 people found this review helpful.

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