Language study abroadCuba
A trip to Cuba can be very diverse. You can either sip Mojittos in an all-inclusive resort in Varadero or scratch the sawdust from your shoes outside the Casa de las Tradiciones in Santiago.
Language study in Cuba:
A CARIBBEAN DREAM
Cuba has a lot to offer: sunshine, kilometres of white sandy beaches, the opal blue sea and an average annual temperature of 25 degrees. The colonial past of the country is apparent everywhere. Alongside Havana are Trinidad, Camaguey and Santiago de Cuba, the best-known cities for experiencing the magnificent built heritage from the colonial era. The western province of Pinar del Rio is the Mecca of cigar smokers. Alongside huge tobacco plantations, forests and the fertile red earth are typical features of the landscape. Bizarre balls of chalk can be seen in the Vinales Valley, some of them soaring up to 400 metres into the air. The northern coast tempts vacationers with its beaches and coral islands. This is where water sports enthusiasts and divers find their paradise. Tourism is less developed in the south: extensive grazing lands and plantations on which sugarcane, pineapples, oranges and rice exist along mangrove swamp. The Peninsula de Zapata is the most thinly populated part of Cuba. It also contains a large national park, which offers ideal conditions for observing Cuba’s bird and animal world.
CHE, FIDEL AND THE REVOLUTION
The inheritance of history is still part of the everyday experience in Cuba. The influence of Che Guevara, the freedom fighter, and Fidel Castro, the former president, are present everywhere despite the onward march of globalization. The cultural and artistic scene is also heavily influenced by Cuban history, and this is supported by the government. Theatres, museums and art schools benefit from this, as does the national film industry. In the late 90s, Buena Vista Social Club, a film by Wim Wenders, appeared, prompting a wave of interest in Cuba and the “Son” music as far as Europe’s shores.