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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.  

11 Incredible Cheap Ways to Study Abroad in Peru

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Friday October 06, 2017 - Posted by
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11 Incredible Cheap Ways to Study Abroad in Peru

11 Incredible Cheap Ways to Study Abroad in Peru

All your fellow students are going on a semester abroad to learn Spanish. But you think that you can´t afford to do the same. How sad! All of them will come back with great experiences, fluent in Spanish, with amazing new friends, having explored Peru.. ..but not you. ):

Don’t they say that intercultural experiences while studying abroad are priceless? But to you, it seems that the price for a Spanish Immersion Program Abroad is too high……

The truth is, there are some easy tricks to avoid spending a fortune and still travel abroad to Peru to learn Spanish!

Here are 11 Cheap Ways to study abroad in Peru and Learn Spanish in Cusco even though you think you cannot afford it….. Keep on reading and discover these 11 Incredible Cheap Ways to Study Abroad in Peru.

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Volunteering in Peru is life changing

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Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Posted by
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Volunteering in Peru: life changing!

Volunteering in Peru is life changing!

Did you know AMAUTA Spanish School organizes interesting volunteer placements in Peru for Spanish Students? We think this is a great way to give back to Peruvian society. For the volunteers, working in Peru, Cusco, gives them the opportunity to meet the local Peruvian people and to have an extraordinary living and working experience while improving their Spanish abilities. AMAUTA selects the projects that we work with carefully. 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!

In this blog, we happily introduce you to Amandine. As many others, Amandine choose AMAUTA Spanish School for their Spanish-language experience and for volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years of experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco, Peru. If you’d like to know what it is like to be a volunteer in Peru, in Cusco, read about the work our Spanish student Amandine did volunteering in Cusco! (more…)

Review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru: great experience!

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Friday August 18, 2017 - Posted by
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Review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru: great experience!

Review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru: great experience!

“Hola! Somos Matt y Chase y somos de Canada!

We have been learning Spanish at AMAUTA Cusco for just two weeks and it has really been a fantastic experience. We´re both good friends and teachers in Canada and we came to brush up on our Spanish-language abilities in Peru in the hope that one day we may be able to teach the language!

The Canadian education system actually helped us pay for our trip down to Peru, and it has been money well spent with the wonderful teachers of our Spanish Course in Peru at AMAUTA Spanish School.
Chase says:

“I did a week-long course before in Costa Rica and, although fun, the experience was not nearly as enjoyable as this one. The Spanish classes at AMAUTA were perfectly catered to our level and were fun and dynamic, and our apartment downtown was awesome.“
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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cusco

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Thursday August 17, 2017 - Posted by
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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cusco

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cusco

Before coming to Cusco to study Spanish in Peru and do my internship, I was concerned that it would be difficult to find good and affordable vegetarian meals in Peru. After two months of learning Spanish and living in Cusco, I already have a list of go-to places for my favorite vegetarian dishes at the best vegetarian restaurants in Cusco.

And – this is also important – the prices suitable for both students or travelers in Peru. Find below my favorite vegetarian meals in Cusco (in no particular order) and where you can find them.

Are you learning Spanish in Cusco, or traveling in Peru? Do you have a favorite vegetarian restaurant in Cusco, or elsewhere in Peru?

Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

 

Go-To-Places with my Favorite Vegetarian Meals in Cusco

1. Jack’s Café
A restaurant in classic American-style serving until late hours a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals in big portions.
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Student review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru

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Tuesday July 25, 2017 - Posted by
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Student review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru

Student review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru

Are you interested in learning Spanish in Peru?  If so, you might be interested in reading Michael’s review below. Michael studied Spanish in Cusco for seven weeks and had, as y says, ‘the time of his life”.

Taking Spanish lessons in Cusco, Peru is an immersion experience abroad you will not easy forget. Our professional team is always happy to provide you with the best tips and help you whenever you need us. AMAUTA provides a home away from home for students from all over the world. So just join the AMAUTA family!

 

Michael’s student review of AMAUTA Spanish School Peru
“I studied Spanish at the AMAUTA Spanish school in Cuzco for a total of seven weeks and it was one of the best experiences of my life. (more…)

New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

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Sunday July 09, 2017 - Posted by
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New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

 

New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

Cusco and Peru offer so many opportunities that you do not want to choose! You want it all! If you are looking for a unique Spanish Course, check this. You can now explore the city of Cusco and inmserse yourself in Peruvian culture, learn Spanish in Cusco, travel in Peru, know the Peruvian Jungle, do an amazing trek to Machu Picchu and be a volunteer in Peru! All in one, very affordable program: our new Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru.

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8 Fun things to do in Cusco (that aren´t Inca ruins)

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Sunday July 09, 2017 - Posted by
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8 Fun things to do in Cusco (that aren’t Inca Ruins)

Cusco is full of Inca ruins – but there is so much more! And if you live in Cusco for a while to learn Spanish in Peru or for your volunteer work in Cusco, you definitely want more.
Continue to read this blog and learn about 8 fun things to do in Cusco while learning Spanish in Cusco. Do you know more? Please post at the end of this blog. (more…)

Spanish course in Peru and rock climbing!

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Thursday June 22, 2017 - Posted by
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Spanish course in Peru & rock climbing

Spanish course in Peru and Rock climbing!

If you are interested in a special challenge in Peru this July, have a look at this: Spanish course in Peru and Rock climbing!

AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco now offers the possibility to combine your Spanish classes in Cusco with an exciting rock climbing course!

This intensive rock climbing course runs between 8:30 and 12:30 from Monday to Friday; the Spanish group classes will take place in afternoons at our school in Cusco.

The Spanish & Rock Climbing is a great opportunity to have fun while learning and enjoying an outdoor activity. During the climbing, you will learn about rappelling, climbing, belaying and much more. Each morning our guide will first teach you about safety methods and correct rock climbing practises
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AMAUTA’s student guide to Inti Raymi Cusco

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Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Posted by
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AMAUTA’s Student Guide to Inti Raymi Cusco
AMAUTA students in Peru have already experienced a large part of the “Fiestas de Cusco” during this month of June. However, the biggest and most important celebration of Cusco is still to come. Only a few days after Qoyllur Rit’i and Corpus Christi, on June 24th – the day that the sun is farthest away from the earth – Inti Raymi will be celebrated in Cusco. It is a traditional Inca festival when the people worship the sun and plead for its return. Below you will find some tips and tricks, be prepared to make the most out of this special day in Cusco.
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Volunteer in Peru

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Tuesday June 13, 2017 - Posted by
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Volunteering in Peru

Volunteer in Peru

Did you know AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco organizes interesting opportunities for those who want to volunteer in Peru, especially for our Spanish Students? We think this is an excellent 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 learn and see during your travels in Peru, and you will easily understand why Volunteering in Peru is a once in a lifetime experience.

20 years of Experience: Volunteer in Peru

Many people choose AMAUTA Spanish School for Spanish Immersion Programs and volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco.

Do you want to know what it is like to be a volunteer in Peru, in Cusco? Read about the work our volunteer Julius did while in Cusco! Julius is from Croatia originally, but has been living and working and the Czech Republic for many years. Right after his Spanish classes in Cusco, Julius volunteered at a local primary school in Cusco in the morning and an after-school program in the afternoon for around 2 and a half months. (more…)