PRICES for CUBA and Start dates 2016

Important: this page shows the prices for our schools in Cuba (for any other destination click here)

Course Information

-Start date: Any Monday.
-Minimum stay for private classes: 1 week.
-Minimum stay for mini-group courses: 2 weeks per destination.
-Maximum stay: 26 weeks.
-Registration fee: US$75 (one-time fee)
-Class size: average 2, being 3 maximum.
-Group lessons duration: 50 min per class.
-Levels: from Beginner to Superior.

Public Holidays in Cuba

-Please take the following National Holidays into consideration: Jan 1, March 8 and 29, May 1, July 26, Dec 25.

-Minimum age: 18 years old.

Course Fees includes:
-All books and materials
-Free Activities
-Broad band-high speed internet.Wifi.
-24/7 Emergency phone number
-Course Certificate

-Placement test included
-Support service
-Weekly evaluation
-Detailed and comprehensive pre-travel info.

Courses Prices 2016 for CUBA - Quoted in US Dollars

N° of weeks/Course
Program A
20 mini group classes/week (maximum of 3 students!)
Program B
20 Private classes
Program C
20 group+5 private
Program C
20 group+10 private
Total cost for 1 week:
not available
$406
not available
not available
Total cost for 2 weeks:
$519 (it includes 2 weeks)
$594 (it includes 2 weeks)
$613 (it includes 2 weeks)
$695 (it includes 2 weeks)
Cost of extra week:
$149
$188
$194
$238

Note: all prices are published after 10% discount! All prices are valid for Havana, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba. You can combine our locations without extra costs (transportation cost between cities is not included).

The program A: we offer mini groups! Only 2 or 3 students per group class (the maximum is only 3 students per group class!). Very small groups and personalized service!

Description of each program:
Program A: 20 group classes per week (8:30am-12:30pm, Mon-Fri)
Program B: private classes. You can choose frequency: 20, 25 or 30 classes per week.
Program C: 20 group classes + 5 or 10 private lessons per week.

HOMESTAY Prices 2016 for Cuba

Cost/Type
Homestay
Private bedroom
Breakfast+dinner
Homestay
Double bedroom(*)
Breakfast+dinner
Cost per night
$63
$46

Note: all prices are published after 10% discount! Prices valid for: Havana, Trinidad or Santiago de Cuba.

Important: All families have an official license to welcome foreigners into their homes.

It includes:
- Private room or double rooms: (*)double rooms are only available for 2 students coming and booking together.
- Walking distance to class and to downtown.
- Towels and sheets are provided.
- Breakfast and dinner.
- Laundry is not included (host families take care of the laundry for a small charge).
- Excellent location.
- Dinner is between 18.30 - 20.00 hours.

All prices are quoted per person. Students can arrive/depart from homestay any weekday or weekend, paying for single days. Minimum stay at each city: 6 nights.

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Other Prices:

- AIRPORT PICK-UP by location:
- Havana: US$47 (private car, one way)
- Trinidad: US$13 (private car, one way)
- Santiago de Cuba: US$25 (private car, one way)

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Further information about our programs in Cuba:

Courses
-Courses are available every Monday, all year round, at all levels.
-Mini group courses have a minimum duration of 2 weeks per destination.
-One week enrolments are only available for one-to-one courses.
-For mini groups: if there are no other students at the same level students will take private classes instead of group classes (15 private classes are the equivalent of 20 group classes).
-Courses are offered according to demand. We reserve the right to vary the organization and content of courses, and the range of leisure activities, according to numbers of students or in response to local circumstances.
-In Havana and Santiago de Cuba all lessons are taught at local homes.
-In Trinidad lessons are taught either at local homes or cultural centres (ex. local library).
- Grammar books are only available during class hours. Students must bring their own pen, papers, and pocket dictionary.

Accommodation
-We strongly recommend courses including accommodation with our host families.
-Students staying with our host families must inform arrival details in advance.
-Students with private accommodation/hotel must inform us of their local contact details in advance.
-Accommodation for companion(s) with no course can be arranged for an extra fee of $65 (+ cost of accommodation).
-It is possible to reserve extra nights of accommodation before or after the course. This includes students with programs in Trinidad or Santiago arriving/leaving from Havana.

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Information about Visa:

To enter Cuba every tourist needs a passport (that's still valid for 6 months after arrival) and a tourist card that normally can be purchased together with the flight. This tourist visa is usually valid for 30 days.
At the immigration office one extension of 30 days can be made (approx. Euro 29). After a total of 60 days the student will have to leave Cuba for at least one day to enter again on a tourist visa.

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Registration Process:

The Registration process is easy and fast. The Bookings steps are:
1- Submit the Registration Form: Fill out and submit the Registration Form here.
2- Bookings and Confirmation e-mail: As soon as we receive your form we will book all your requested services in advance and you will receive a confirmation e-mail with all your bookings and payment procedures, in less than 24 hours (48 hours for weekends).
3- Payment of the program: As soon as we receive your payment all your bookings will be confirmed. We do not have rigid deadlines for payment but we recommend to pay as early as possible to assure availability.
4- Receive program details: 10 days before start date you will send a Welcome Package via e-mail with the details+info, addresses, emergency phone numbers, maps, schedule, etc.

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Our Guarantee!

- 100% Cancellation Guarantee: If for any reason you decide to cancel the classes before or after start date, you will receive a credit for the remaining classes. See more

- 100% Flexibility Guarantee! Changes of program: without extra cost!. No penalty fees! Changes of programs are possible before or after arrival without additional costs and any change is always subject to availability. See more

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Special Course in Cuba: DANCE COURSE:

Available in Havana, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba: this course can only be booked in addition to a language course in Havana, Trinidad or Santiago.

The Dance course includes:

-Mini group (or individual) lessons with personalized attention
-1 lesson per day, 5 per week
-1 lesson = 60 minutes
-In the afternoon
-Levels beginner to superior
-Start dates: Every Monday, all year round
-Minimum 1 week
-Salsa, mambo, rumba, son
Dance lessons are organized in mini groups (or individual) with personalized attention per student (1 teacher + extra dancers per class).
All Spanish courses can be combined with a dance course. The dance course consists of 5 lessons per week, but extra lessons are possible upon request. Mostly students have their dancing lessons in a host family house or cultural centre. The exact time of lessons is to be agreed upon with the teacher (depending on his/her schedule).
Lessons are taught by qualified teachers of the Escuela Nacional de Arte (E.N.A.).

Dance Course: US$97 per week (includes 5hs/week)

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Special Course in Cuba: MUSIC COURSE:

Available in Havana, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba: this course can only be booked in addition to a language course in Havana, Trinidad or Santiago.

The Music course includes:

-Individual lessons
-1 lesson per day, 5 per week
-1 lesson = 60 minutes
-In the afternoon
-Levels beginner to superior
-Start dates: Every Monday, all year round
-Minimum 1 week
-Percussion and guitar
All courses (mini group, mini group special, individual) can be combined with a music course. A music course consists of 5 lessons per week, but extra lessons are possible upon request. The exact time of lessons is to be agreed upon with the teacher (depending on his/her schedule).
The instruments taught are percussion and guitar, depending on the interest of the student. Please contact us with interest for other instruments. In Santiago it is possible to do singing lessons as well (to be booked and paid for on the spot, approx. 13 USD per hour). The music lessons are in the house of a host family or in the house of the music teacher (because of the instruments). Please note that there might be a small fee for rental of musical instruments. This is paid locally. NOTE: Dance and music courses can only be booked in addition to a language course.

Music Course: US$121 per week (includes 5hs/week)

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First Monday:

On the first Monday all students take a written and oral placement test at 8:30am to determine teh exact level and the appropriate group for each student. The maximum number of students per group class is only 3! Classes start immediately after this placement test. Students who booked dance or music lessons will then be informed at what time in the afternoon they will have their first dance/music lesson.

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Welcome Meeting:

All (new) students will get general but important information about practical things like:
- what & where in Havana/Trinidad/Santiago de Cuba.
- where to change money into pesos convertible (CUC) and where
to spend CUCs and moneda nacional (MN).
- information about taxis, buses, trains.
- where to make international phone calls.
- where to go for the use of internet.
- nightlife.
- excursions.
We recommend students to bring a pen, paper and a street map to make notes.
Please note that activities and excursions can only take place if the minimum number of participants is confirmed.

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Every Thursday:

All Thursdays we make plans for the weekend. Students who want to make the same excursion can go together; this way it will be cheaper to rent a taxi. Taxis are usually the best way to make an excursion.

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Activities:

Students can ask our local team to help them organise one of the following activities/ excursions:
Dance: Dance classes (individual and in groups) e.g. salsa, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-chá, son.
Guided city tour
Music: Music classes (only individual) e.g. percussion, guitar, trumpet.
Religion: To witness Santería or consult with Santería priests. Santería is a fusion of Catholicism with the Lucumí religion of the African Yoruba tribes.
Excursions: Visits to the most popular places for 1-day or weekend excursions. In general students travel in couples or mini group of 4 people to make transportation cheaper especially when they rent a car. Prices vary from 30-150CUC approx.
Swimming pool: Havana: In Hotel Habana Libre 18CUC approx. cover or meal deducted. Trinidad: Hotels Costa Sur, Las Cuevas, Ancón,
10CUC approx. Santiago de Cuba: Hotel Melia Santiago12CUC approx cover or meal deducted.

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