Advance in your career with the Spanish language!

July 2-15, 2018.

Tuition Fee: 3,500 Euros. Scholarships of up to 500 Euros available.

Open to all nationalities, including U.S. students. 

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An educational travel program to Cuba, in a historic moment, unprecedented and unrepeatable, residing in two of its most emblematic cities, both of them declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Havana and colonial Trinidad.

The Spanish Language Cultural Immersion Program, based in two of Cuba’s most emblematic cities, both of them declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Havana and the colonial city of Trinidad.

During the Language Immersion Program, students will participate in an intensive program of Spanish Language and Cuban culture. The Spanish language component of the program consists of daily Spanish classes, taught by qualified teachers and natives of the Spanish language, which will cover both grammar, writing and conversation, focusing, above all, on the use of Spanish in the workplace, the aim being that students take advantage of their language skills for their future professional career. The Spanish language classes are taught in two levels: beginner and intermediate; the students will be placed in the corresponding level in a pre-arrival test prepared by the teacher before starting the program.

Cultural Immersion and people-to-people contact is the differentiating aspect of this program in Cuba. To discover the local culture, the schedule of events includes a series of Site Visits to Local Projects, Tours of both urban and rural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Guided Excursions. The Cultural Immersion is complemented with accommodation in “boutique” style, colonial houses with Cuban host families.

The program includes 24-hour bilingual (English & Spanish) local emergency support. All of the professors and staff are bilingual. The selection process is rigorous and includes a Skype interview for all candidates of interest.

The program offers students the possibility to graduate with a Spanish Language Cultural Immersion Certification, a Certification of Academic Credit, as well as a Letter of Recommendation of Merit, if applicable.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

RGNN Academy students at the Malecón boardwalk in Havana, Cuba

What’s included.

  • WELCOME PACKET. Before the start of the program, all students will receive a Welcome Packet via email, which will include an updated version of the program schedule. In the meantime, students can consult the provisional Schedule here: https://rgnn.org/academy/cuba-spanish-language-cultural-immersion/schedule.
  • SPANISH LANGUAGE CULTURAL IMMERSION PROGRAM. Must be completed in order to obtain curricular benefits as detailed below.
    1. Attendance at Orientation, during which the academic requirements of the program will be presented.
    2. Participate in Spanish Language Classes. The classes are taught in two levels:
      1. Beginner.
      2. Intermediate.
      3. All students enrolled will have to complete a pre-arrival test prepared by the teacher to classify their level of Spanish before the start of the program.
      4. Classes will cover: grammar, writing and conversation.
      5. A total of forty (40) hours of formal Spanish classes are included during the program, divided into blocks of four (4) hours. The formal classes will be complemented with cultural visits to practice the language “in-situ”, certifying a total of eighty (80) hours of academic credits.
  • SITE VISITS AND GUIDED EXCURSIONS.

    • UNESCO World Heritage City Tours, Site Visits and Guided Excursions.
      • UNESCO City Tour: Havana.
      • UNESCO City Tour: Trinidad.
      • UNESCO City Tour: Cienfuegos.
      • Excursion to Playa Ancón (beach) or Valle de los Ingenios, depending on the weather.
  • Accommodation in “boutique” style houses with Cuban host families.
    • EDITION A: Six (6) nights in Havana, Cuba. Seven (7) nights in Trinidad, Cuba.
    • EDITION B: Seven (6) nights in Trinidad, Cuba. Seven (7) nights in Havana, Cuba.
  • Food: Half-board.
    • Daily breakfast.
    • Daily lunch OR dinner.
  • Transportation in-country, airport pick-up and drop-off.
    • Transportation to all program-related activities.
    • Transportation Havana-Trinidad-Havana.
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off from Havana airport.
  • Local emergency support: 24 hours, bilingual (English and Spanish).

RGNN Academy students in Havana, Cuba

Academic & curricular benefits.

Completing the program allows students to obtain the following academic or curricular documentation:
  • Certification of Spanish Language Cultural Immersion Program.
  • Certification of Academic Credit. 40 hours/week. 80 hours total.
  • Processing of University Agreements and/or other External Documentation for Academic Credit (optional and subject to approval by ROOSTERGNN).
  • Letter of Recommendation of Merit, if applicable.

Dates.

The following programs are currently accepting applications:

  • July 2-15, 2018.

Tuition fee.

3,500 Euros.

RGNN Academy students taking salsa classes in their free time in Cuba

Scholarships & financial aid.

Scholarships of up to 500 Euros available for individual applicants. Please apply here for a scholarship.

Financial aid is available for groups of students (e.g. if you are applying with a friend). Please apply here for financial aid.

Contact.

Please contact academy@roostergnn.org with questions.

Useful links.

view full program details here!

Application deadline: Spots for the Cuba program are extremely limited. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will close once the program is full.

Selection process: The selection process is rigorous and includes a Skype interview for all candidates of interest.

Language: All of the professors and staff are bilingual (English and Spanish). The Spanish classes will be taught in two levels: beginner and intermediate.

Group size: Programs at ROOSTERGNN Academy is hands-on. For this reason, all of our programs are extremely selective and limited to small group sizes.

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Note for U.S. students. Program open to all nationalities, including U.S. students.

Travels from the U.S. to Cuba. Pre-Authorized for Twelve Categories.

The Department of Treasury of the United States has published general licenses which include educational activities and the carrying out of workshops in a group format (please see: https://cu.usembassy.gov/es/u-s-citizen-services-es/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens-es/viajes-a-cuba/ ).