Our student Sue in Santo Domingo
One of our wonderful students, Sue, has just returned from her second language course with Apple Languages! Sue travelled with us to Havana back in 2016 and returned to us recently to continue her Spanish studies. This time she chose the incredible location of Santo Domingo.
Sue had just one week available for her second programme, but we knew she would make the most of it!
Check out Sue’s blog post for tips on how to travel solo: SueWhereWhyWhat.com. Here she mentions her experience in Cuba with Apple Languages. We are looking forward to reading more from her most recent time with us in Santo Domingo and will update this blog post when she does.
Interested in a Spanish immersion programme in Cuba, but travelling alone and nerves getting in the way? Sue’s beginner’s guide to Cuba will put all your doubts at bay!
Spanish in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and the earliest established city of the new world, has an unbelievable history. With a greater area population of almost 3 million inhabitants it is a true Caribbean metropolis.
Santo Domingo can be found on the South coast of the Domincan Republic, overlooking the Caribbean Sea towards South America.
If you are looking to study in the Caribbean, but want to spend your time in an urban setting, then Santo Domingo is perfect for you! You will find a fascinating colonial history, modern sophistication and all close to the seaside.
Our Spanish school
Our Spanish school is situated right next to the university of Santo Domingo, the country’s largest. 10 minutes away you will find the UNESCO world heritage site ‘Zona Colonial’. This is the site of the very first European settlement in the Americas. You can spend several days exploring it as a living museum!
Our school has a relaxed, personal and friendly atmosphere perfectly suited to learning. However, you will never be bored in this part of the city! The central location makes it easy to explore Santo Domingo’s most popular attractions. It’s also in a trendy and socially vibrant part of town. You will find discos, bars, cinemas, museums, theaters and galleries all within easy reach.
Being amongst university life means there are plenty of opportunities to meet Dominican students. This really helps with the immersive Spanish experience when abroad.
Dancing in Santo Domingo
At night Santo Domingo comes alive with the sounds of Bachata and Merengue. There is no better way to get a truly authentic experience than to enjoy the rhythm of Latin dance. Like our student Sue recently discovered, you may also wish to combine your Spanish course with dance lessons on our Spanish and Dance programme! Bars, cafes and restaurants around the city come alive with soulful Dominican music. Dominicans love to dance and on this course you will too!
Discover the historical charm of this incredible Caribbean location and book your own Spanish language course today! Finally, you should look for flights in to Las Americas Santo Domingo (SDQ). We ask that you don’t book your flight until we have confirmed the Spanish programme to you.