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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.
Pablo Neruda stated that “volunteering has the property of bringing people together in fraternal and cooperative work “. This fraternal and cooperative work, the Chilean poet refers to, we saw through a group of 9 young students (3 boys and 6 girls) that arrived in Cusco on January 3 and supported several volunteer projects of AMAUTA Spanish School in the city of Cusco.
The first organization that got support from these young people was a clinic that provides medical and rehabilitation services, which is under the direction of a religious order. In this clinic the volunteers helped with different activities such as feeding children, assist them in personal hygiene, to help them with their activities of painting and drawing, take a walk, and finally engage in recreational leisure activities.
Soon after arrival in Peru, our students taking Spanish courses in Cusco will find out that almost every single day in Cusco seems to hold a celebration for a different Saint or something else. The night life here in Cusco is no different. With so many places to choose from, it can leave our Spanish students questioning where to head to. That’s why we prepared this small Guide with All about Cusco Nightlife!
To start your night off Indigo is highly recommended. With Thai and Peruvian food to enjoy here, this relaxing environment is the perfect place to decompress from a day of exploring before your exciting night out. Coffee, juice and milkshakes are some of the beverages you can enjoy other than the alcoholic ones. This popular hangout has several games, free WIFI, hookah and also includes a swing inside. Located at Tecsecona 415 Cusco, this place is frequented by many AMAUTA students regularly.
Did you know that Buenos Aires is number 10th on the ranking of Cities that Never Sleep? And now that I am here to learn Spanish at AMAUTA Spanish School in Argentina, I know this is true.
I was surprised to find out that New York is actually on the 32th place on that same ranking, but I can totally see why Buenos Aires ranks so high!
Because if you want to go out and party, you can do this every day of the year, all night long, in a different bar or club. On specific days there are special activities in some bars that I strongly recommend. So here is our list of special recommendations, one for every day of the week.
On a Monday night there is only one ‘right thing’ to do: go to the Konex Cultural Center to see the drum group called ‘La Bomba de Tiempo’ plays here. La Bomba de Tiempo is a 17 piece improvisational drum group that uses a lot of different music types like Central American and African rhythms, samba and Argentine folk beats such as chacarera. The Konex Cultural center is an old cooking oil factory and on Monday there will be around 1500 people inside bringing an amazing atmosphere.