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Study in Cuba

Once a valuable Spanish colony, Cuba is now one of the most popular cultural and tourist destinations in Latin America. After gaining independence in 1902, Cuba was a little piece of heaven for tourists up until the Cold War. During that period, many Cubans migrated to the US, since the two countries are separated only by 90 miles of water. Today, visitors to Cuba are captivated by the vibrancy and variety of both the cultural and natural attractions, from magnificent architecture to exuberant live music, and rugged mountains to paradisiacal white sand beaches. Those who choose to study in Cuba will find themselves in good company; the country is already home to approximately 22,500 international students.

The capital, Havana, was once the third largest city in the Americas and was named the “Key to the New World” in recognition of its importance within the European colonies. Once an important trading port, often attacked by pirates, Havana has many old forts, which give the city a certain medieval charm. The most famous is “El Morro Fortress”, which is a beautiful six-story building guarding the entrance to Havana Bay. Today the capital is mostly famous for promoting the arts, hosting numerous international arts and music festivals each year, including the Havana International Jazz Festival, International Havana Ballet Festival, Havana International Film Festival and more!

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