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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.
If you’re studying Spanish in Cusco (or doing volunteerwork in Peru) and decided to stay here for this upcoming Christmas, don’t feel glum about missing out on family traditions back home. Cusco offers an array of exciting new traditions to explore and adopt as your own.
One of these are the Christmas markets that are held in nearly every plaza in the city. The most famous is the Santurantikuy Christmas market held in Plaza de Armas, the main square in the center of Cusco, for the whole day of December 24th. While this market is a must for all visitors to Cusco for the Christmas season, we also recommend that you head out before Christmas Eve and checkout some other Christmas markets that start before hand.
I have been learning Spanish in Buenos Aires now for several months, since I’m doing an internship here in Argentina. I love Buenos Aires and I have already seen a lot of amazing things in this country.
Last weekend, however I returned from a trip to truly unique lanmark. The sounds, the colors, the huge expanse it is a combination of everything, which make this waterfall unique.I didn’t know it was possible to enjoy this quantity of liters and liters of water falling. It is obviously why the Iguazu Falls are one of the Seven World Wonders, together with Machu Picchu in Peru, among others.
Our trip left the buzzing city of Buenos Aires and after approximatly 18 hours we arrived at 12:00 pm at our hostel in Iguazu. This is when we really felt we were on a short vacation; after several months of (big) city life, our nice hostel with a large pool in the middle of the impressive flora and fauna and in full silence, were the ideal background. (more…)
After having spent almost five months (!) in Cusco learning Spanish, it was time to go on a new adventure. Together with a friend from home, who had just joined me, I decided to head to Puno. Known for its location right at Lake Titicaca it is a great place to start your trip to the floating Uros islands or to one of het other islands such as Amantani or Taquile.
For Spanish Students in Cusco going on a weekend excursion to Puno is a great way to escape daily student life. In Puno itself there is not that much to do, but it definitely is the place to go if you want to visit Lake Titicaca. It is a seven hour bus ride, just a good amount of time: not too long. It’s a night bus anyway, we arrived in Puno at six in the morning and headed straight to our hostel. (more…)
Take part of our Christmas Spanish Course at AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco! This course does not only include Spanish classes but also cultural activities, all about living the Peruvian culture in the Christmas period.
Besides learning Spanish, you will experience the special Christmas time in Cusco, even more if you decide to live with a local Peruvian host family. But also the AMAUTA School Student Residence will be full of Christmas decorations and activities.
The AMAUTA Christmas Spanish course includes Spanish classes in small groups as well as:
If you are thinking about taking a Spanish course in either Peru or Argentina in January of February 2015 you are so lucky!
AMAUTA offers now this great discount option: if you book thre weeks of Spanish Group course, you get an additional week of Spanish classes for FREE!
All you have to do is register for your Spanish classes online with the discount code: 4×3.
Now you will pay only USD $ 420 (Cusco) or USD$ 690* (Buenos Aires) for a complete month of Spanish lessons including free activities such as a walking tour in town and a welcome dinner (Peru only), dance lessons, visits in the city, cooking classes and others.
-a student review-
When you follow a Spanish language course at AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, you have the opportunity to follow part of your Spanish lessons in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This way you combine different locations and travel to different places in Peru where you can continue your Spanish course. You can even go to the Amazone and continue your Spanish course in the Rainforest.
That sounded very appealing to me so I signed up for one week of Spanish classes at the Sacred Valley campus. During this week we visited Moray (Inca ruins) and the Maras Salt Mines with AMAUTA staff as part of our program, that consists of Spanish classes, accommodation with all meals, activities and tours.