Welcome to our Blog

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.  

Volunteer work in Cusco at the Clínica San Juan de Dios

Monday September 30, 2013 - Posted by
Voluntariado in Peru

“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” -Mother Teresa

If you are looking for volunteer options in Cusco Peru, it’s definitely worth to considering doing volunteer work at the Clinica San Juan de Dios, just a few minutes out of the city center of Cusco.

Since opening in 1982 San Juan de Dios Clinic in Cusco has been providing an abundance of love for several disabled boys and girls. The Clinic has given them an opportunity for education and socialization at the school on the property. The Clinic also offers a number of health care services from general medicine to many more specialized services such as; Neurology, Orthodontics, Cardiology, Urology, Psychology, Neurosurgery also Physical and Speech Therapy. While some children visit the clinic during the weekdays, others live there.

Why study Spanish in Buenos Aires?

Friday September 20, 2013 - Posted by
Argentina student

Don’t wait any longer if you are interested in taking a Spanish course in Buenos Aires: below you will find 6 wonderful reasons to study Spanish in Buenos Aires and make the most out of your experience in this electric city full of history, passion, culture, nightlife Spanish language.

Why study Spanish in Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires is a vibrant and intriguing capital city, and an absolute joy to visit. The city is perfect for a truly cultural experience, for studying Spanish at one of the many professional language institutes such as AMAUTA Spanish School, for volunteering, or for just living and enjoying the atmosphere for a while. The opportunities are pretty much endless, and here we give you a few of the many important reasons to plan a visit to this exciting city!

A Quick Guide to Cusco’s Street Food!

Monday September 16, 2013 - Posted by
street food cusco

A Quick Guide to Cusco’s Street Food!

Cusco’s Street Food! How do you feel about giving it a try? So many people warned you not to, but living in Cusco as a Spanish student, we think you should go for it! It´s a very cheap and quick way to sample local fare, with no commitment to a full plate! Lots of people are wary of eating food prepared by a street vendor, but believe me, it’s the norm here in Cusco, and in most cases perfectly safe. Trust your gut…if it looks bad…don’t try it! And trust the crowd…if the people are gathered around waiting to eat it, it’s probably got a good reputation and there´s a reason for that! If it’s deserted, there’s likely a reason for that too, and I’m not interested in finding out what it is!

Following is a list of some popular street bites in Cusco…by no means is this list complete…explore the local fare and let us know what you enjoyed most! Buen provecho!