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.
Last month at AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru, some great work has been done by a group of volunteers from the Rice University in the States. While all of the students were living in our student residence at the Calle Suecia and eating lunch at the school, they participated in our free cultural activities, and volunteering program in Cusco.
As a student studying Spanish in Cusco I noticed that taking local buses in Peru is not like taking a bus at home. In my home country buses are expected to leave on time, to not take too many people on board and to stop at the designated stops. Here in Peru it works slightly different. There is no bus schedule telling you at what time the bus leaves, busses are often really, REALLY full and, except for in big cities such as Lima, you can basically jump on and off whenever you like. You just flag down a bus and jump on. Travelling from the Spanish school to my home in Cusco I need to take buses all the time. To me it`s a mystery how people know what bus to take. Looking up buses on the internet is not possible, there are no ticket offices and nowhere is indicated where you’re heading to.