Since 1990, non-academically focused, packaged programs for learning in international settings.
Programs ideal for experiential and independent learners on a budget. All ages. All subject areas.
Objectives: to enhance language skills and to prospect firms for internships, volunteer posts and TEFL.


How To Study Spanish Online?

Spanish is among the easiest languages for anyone to learn. The hardest part is the accent. They use the most basic ways of pronouncing all the vowels which means that words can only be pronounced in a certain way. One of the easiest ways for you to learn the Spanish language today is with the assistance of the internet.

2016 The Official Chamber of Commerce Spain-USA and BEST Programs Sign an Agreement for the Processing of J-1 Trainee and Intern Visas

BEST Programs and the Chamber of Commerce Spain-United States have signed an agreement to process J-1 student and foreign professional visas making internship placements and trainee positions possible for all foreigners coming through BEST Programs in the US, specifically targeted for firms in the New York City and New Jersey areas.


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Best Programs 2016: New trekking program and excursions in Cuba

Best Programs, the Edu-travel firm, has announced the inclusion of  a new 'Walking with Heroes' Trekking Program. From July 26 to August 5, you will hike in the countryside visiting local communities and encouraging children, youth and the rest of the population to express themselves artistically. And you will also visit the charming and colorful city of Santiago de Cuba.

Also we have now 4 optional new excursions from La Havana and Santiago de Cuba,  combining fun with learning, all according to each participant´s needs and interests.

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Shirley Douglas: Feelings about my Trip to Cuba with BEST Programs


Contacts, friends, and desire to return soon

From the first night when BEST´s Cuban representative, Waldo Regueiferos and I met at the airport I felt a connection to Santiago de Cuba. Perhaps it was his smile of welcome, or that he spoke to me in Spanish as if we were friends. Perhaps it ...
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Best Programs Presents Videoclip "Inside Cuba Today"

The clip  summarizes in five and a half minutes the essence in Cuba of BEST´s particular brand of alternative tourism baptized as Edutravel. Each program participant, without restrictions of age or origin, chooses their own mix of study options together with a business or volunteer collaboration in their professional area of interest.

BEST Programs Organizes Event "Inside Cuba Today" in Montclair, New Jersey

We present this event to show the American public how much one can experience in Cuba today.  The evening will include an exhibition of works by the Cuban artists Isabel Alvarez, Oandris Tejeiro, Waldo Regueiferos, Yordis Jimenez, Alexei Cutiño and Alexander Fisher ranging from photography, screen printing and painting to naive art.

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BEST Programs to Present in December Videoclip: Inside Cuba Today

The video clip "Inside Cuba Today" will be presented next December at the Christmas event of a famous New York Cuban restaurant. The video is the idea and creation of the talented Cuban artist, Waldo Regueiferos, and opens another door to Best Programs in its inclusion of Havana and Santiago de Cuba as low-cost packaged destinations.

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Edutourism - Visit Cuba Now: A different kind of tourism


BEST´s latest two-city program in La Havana and Santiago de Cuba is fused with exciting things to do combining classes in Thai massage at Santiago de Cuba´s top-class Cultural Center with Cuban dance in La Havana or Santiago and Spanish classes too.


Our package for one or two weeks is flexible (you choose what classes you want to do).


Jill Arcaro -finalist for the GoAbroad Innovation Award for Internship Program in Cuba

With pleasure we announce that on April 17, 2015 in Colorado, the BEST Programs Director, Jill Arcaro, was selected as a finalist for the GoAbroad Innovation Award for their Internship Program in Cuba. The prestigious award from the most comprehensive educational website on the Internet, chose BEST´s La Havana and Santiago de Cuba programs in Cuba among 38 nominees as one of the five finalists. (También versión en español)

New: Internships, Spanish Language and Salsa in Cuba

Ideal for participants of all ages and nationalities who want added value to your holiday. And of our edutravel options to Cuba guarantee to boost your level of Spanish and afford you life experience in a non-academic atmosphere while learning Cuba’s national dance – Salsa, or interning or volunteering.