A DIVERSE ISLAND
Thanks to its wealth of flora, almost half of the island has been designated a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site. With more than 550 species of fish and 150 types of coral, the reefs are home to an abundance of species which can be admired on a trip to any of the popular diving spots on the west and south of the island. Réunion's many charming towns and villages are also well worth a visit during your language study trip. The island is extremely diverse and includes the lively capital of St. Denis with its colourful markets, the former fishing village of St. Leu with its beach bars, and the mountain village of Cilaos with its hot springs. Its population is equally diverse and has seen French, Indians, Malagasy people and Eastern Africans living together peacefully here for many years. You will always hear French being spoken as – aside from the native Creole language – it is the only official language of the island and is constantly used by the many French visitors and expats.