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.
When you are taking a Spanish course in Buenos Aires, you will be pretty busy during the week days. Of course you have to attend the Spanish classes – mostly during the mornings from 9.00 till 13.00. After class you have lunch, do some Spanish homework and afterwards most students attend one of the free afternoon activities AMAUTA Buenos Aires offers you. The activities are a great way to learn about Argentine culture and to get to know interesting neighborhoods and musea in Buenos Aires. But what to do in the weekend when there are no Spanish classes? Go explore the opportunities that this beautiful big city has to offer! The following activities are budget friendly and offer a glimpse into the tiempo libre of the locals. What to do in Buenos Aires during the weekend.
How to use public transportation in Buenos Aires.
When I arrived in Buenos Aires for my Spanish lessons in Argentina, I was impressed by the size of the city. I immediately understood that I urgently needed to understand how to move around quickly, in other words how to use the public transportation in Buenos Aires. The Argentine capital has so much to offer and there are so many different neighborhoods (barrios). In order to not lose time (nor money) you need to know how to transport yourself in the most convenient way.
Here you can find four modes of transportation in Buenos Aires and how to use them. (more…)
Emily has been working in one of AMAUTA´s volunteer programs for 4 months as part of her studies in Social Work in Sweden. She is volunteering in Cusco in a rehabilitation center for young girls, victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Up to 20 girls around 15 years old live for about 7 months in the center and they are not allowed to leave without supervision. The objectives of the project are to restore self-esteem, improve the way they think about themselves, to teach the girls about the values of society and either reintegrate them into their families or find a way for them to be financially independent. (more…)