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Hola!  Welcome to the AMAUTA Spanish Schools blog!

At our Spanish Schools in Cusco and Buenos Aires, we provide the best Spanish courses and cultural immersion experiences for our students.  We encourage our students to step outside of the Spanish classroom, to enjoy the local culture, make Spanish-speaking friends, and travel in Peru and Argentina.  During or after finishing your Spanish course, we greatly encourage participation in our volunteer program in Cusco or Buenos Aires, where you will really get the chance to practice and improve your  Spanish language skills and give back to local community.

Here at our AMAUTA blog, we aim to keep you posted about what is happening out our Spanish schools, as well as what´s going on in and around the cities of Cusco and Buenos Aires.  We´ll also post fun articles about Peruvian and Argentinian culture, cuisine,  local fiestas, what to see in Cusco, & where to go in Buenos Aires, etc. 

We´ll include advice about which weekend excursions to sign up for and which free cultural activities are available. And after reading our section of student reports, you´ll know exactly why you want to study Spanish at AMAUTA in Cusco and Buenos Aires.  

Reviews AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

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Friday April 21, 2017 - Posted by
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Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Reviews AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Hola! Yo soy Sarah de los Estados Unidos.

I studied for six weeks at AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, and during my time here, my Spanish improved a lot. When I came here, I tested into an intermediate level, but I don´t really know how much Spanish I truly knew. Now I am finishing with an advanced level, and I do feel like I learned so much from my teachers at AMAUTA—so many new words and tenses!
 

Out of the classroom

I loved how much variety I experienced in my Spanish classes. Every week I had two different teachers, and so I got to experience a bunch of different teaching styles. I also loved that my learning also took place out of the classroom because our teachers always did at least one outing a week where we got to go somewhere in the community in Cusco, like maybe a museum or a restaurant, and practice our Spanish and learn about the culture here in Peru. (more…)

Where to find nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco

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Tuesday April 11, 2017 - Posted by
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Where to find nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco

Where to find nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco
 

If you’re learning Spanish in Cusco, for sure, you love to visit the many local cafes, bars, and restaurants in this lovely small town high up in the Andes. There are many to choose from. Some are more popular than others; some have a great view of the Plaza de Armas, others a bit cheaper, have delicious local Peruvian pastries and desserts… I was curious to know: what are the nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco? It took me actually while to find out. But now that I’m in my fifth week of Spanish studies at AMAUTA Peru, I think I know 🙂 . And I’m ready to tell you where to find the nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco!

When I first arrived in Cusco, I knew that Peru produces a lot of good coffee beans. Coffee is an important export product, and, there’s also a lot of Peruvian coffee on the local market. Everywhere in Peru, you can find coffee beans: in supermarkets, souvenirs shops and on the markets. (more…)

AMAUTA Spanish School: great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

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Monday April 03, 2017 - Posted by
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AMAUTA Spanish School: a great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

AMAUTA Spanish School: great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

Are you looking for a place where to learn Spanish in Peru quickly? If so, I recommend AMAUTA Spanish School! This blog is also for you if you are just curious to learn more about the Spanish classes in Peru and you like to get an idea of what those classes are like.
 

Good vibe

A good vibe, enthusiastic Spanish teachers, small groups, many fun activities, great staff and a great location in Cusco: those are for me the seven main ingredients of the success of AMAUTA Spanish School. This is a school where you feel at home and where you are challenged to improve your Spanish language skills while having fun in a friendly atmosphere. (more…)

Back to School Party at Volunteer Project Cusco

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Friday March 17, 2017 - Posted by
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Back to School Party at Volunteer Project Cusco

What Volunteering Means to local Communities in Peru

Volunteering is an incredible way to connect with the heart of local communities, while giving support to very vital aspects of everyday life, like social work, education, healthcare, animal conservation, and stimulating local economic growth. It is important to recognize the important aspects of this work. Without volunteers, some of these projects wouldn´t be able to exist. As a volunteer in Peru, you provide such a valuable service for those who cannot afford to pay others for their time.

At AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, another very important aspect of volunteering that you might not realize is the donation each project receives from AMAUTA for the time you spend at your project. This donation goes to critical things the organizations need, such as food, clothing, and other materials. (more…)

Amazing: Study Spanish in Rainforest of Peru

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Thursday March 09, 2017 - Posted by
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Amazing: Study Spanish in the Rainforest of Peru

Amazing: Study Spanish in Rainforest of Peru

Have you ever dreamed of visting the mythical Amazon Rainforest of Peru? The Amazon accounts for more than half of the planet´s remaining rainforest and the biodiversity of flora and fauna is richer than almost anywhere else on the planet. Here, AMAUTA Spanish School offers Spanish Courses!

Spanish in the Rainforest
 
Despite our rapidly modernizing world, the Amazon is still a place that remains largely undiscovered. 13% of the Amazon lies within the boundaries of Peru and AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco offers you the chance to study within this magical region of the world: take a Spanish Language Course in the Tambopata Biosphere Reserve.
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4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

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Monday March 06, 2017 - Posted by
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4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

Peru is one of the best destinations to learn Spanish. This will be nothing new to you; probably you have already heard this before. But what if I told you that “Peru” alone is NOT the best destination to learn Spanish? There are actually 4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru, and all of them are perfect for learning about Peru, taking Spanish classes and having a great time!

With AMAUTA Spanish School Peru, it is possible to experience all of them AND learn Spanish while exploring this beautiful country. Because AMAUTA offers Spanish classes in Peru on FOUR amazing locations to mix and match! (more…)

Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

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Thursday March 02, 2017 - Posted by
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Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

Volunteer projects in Cusco can be found all over the country. AMAUTA is proud to work closely with over 20 different volunteer projects in the region of Cusco.

Cusco is home to amazing archeological ruins in the world, of which Machu Picchu is the most famous one. One of the projects we work with is an orphanage in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Only committed and engaged volunteers get the opportunity to live and work here, together with the Peruvian staff of the project.
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How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

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Thursday February 16, 2017 - Posted by
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How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

We all know Buenos Aires is not one of the cheapest destinations in South America to learn Spanish. So once you have registered for your Spanish classes in Buenos Aires – or, even before you do -, you might worry about your budget and your opportunities to fully explore the Argentine Capital!

Don’t let a limited budget hold you back!! Buenos Aires is for everyone! As a student on a budget, you will have the same experiences (or even better!) in this beautiful city as travelers or students wth a higher budget than you. The capital of Argentina offers you tons of opportunities to enjoy and discover the city on a low-budget.
 

Tip 1 – How much does food cost in Buenos Aires
 
First things first, food! You probably are aware of the fact that Buenos Aires is also the capital of MEAT. In Europe and other Western countries, a tenderloin steak is not for those living on a low budget. (more…)

Romantic Key Phrases in Spanish

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Tuesday February 14, 2017 - Posted by
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Romantic Key Phrases in Spanish

Romantic Key Phrases in Spanish

Valentine´s Day is just around the corner and for you all you Spanish language learners out there, and especially for our students learning Spanish in Peru, this is the perfect opportunity to practice this beautiful language to impress that special someone.

If you are lost on where to even begin, don´t worry. We have the perfect guide to help you learn a few Romantic Key Phrases in Spanish to flirt, or as they say in Spanish, coquetear.

First off, let´s start with some basics on how to introduce yourself.
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Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

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Wednesday February 01, 2017 - Posted by
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Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

Did you know AMAUTA organizes interesting volunteer placements in Peru for Spanish Students? We think this is a great way to give back to Peruvian society and our volunteer coordinator selects the projects we work with carefully.

For the volunteers, being a Volunteer in Peru, Cusco, gives the opportunity to meet the local Peruvian people and to have an extraordinary living and working experience while speaking Spanish.

Combine this with all you will experience during your travels in Peru, and you will easily understand why Volunteering in Peru is a once in a lifetime experience.

Many people choose AMAUTA Spanish School for their experience and volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco, Peru. (more…)