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.  

What Wikipedia cannot tell you about Dancing in Cusco

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Thursday November 26, 2015 - Posted by
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What Wikipedia cannot tell you about Dancing in Cusco

A lot of people – travelers, Spanish students, volunteers, tourists – come to Cusco thinking, “I can’t dance.” Fortunately, many of them also think, “Hey, I’m in a new country – why not try something new?!”

Dancing in Peru isn’t just a thing for tourists to try – it’s an integral part of Peruvian and South American culture. It’s not just for professionals or for those blessed with “talent” – it’s a form of exercise, expression, and celebration that nearly all Peruvians will engage in at some stage in their lives. But thankfully, it’s not just for Peruvians – local people all over Peru and in Cusco love sharing their dances with out-of-towners, “talented” or not! (more…)

Spanish Lessons in a Historic Building in Buenos Aires

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Thursday November 19, 2015 - Posted by
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Spaanse lessen in een nationaal historisch monument

Spanish lessons in a Historic Building in Buenos Aires

AMAUTA Spanish School does not only belong to the most popular and professional Spanish Schools in Buenos Aires, preferred by many to study Spanish in Buenos Aires.

We also pride ourselves of our top location right in the city centre of the Argentina capital: you can find our Spanish school in the beatiful “Palacio Barolo”, or Barolo Palace at the Av de Mayo.

Barolo Palace is a national historic building in Buenos Aires; upon completion in 1923 it was highest building of South-America.

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Volunteer Work in Cusco: playing zombies and painting walls

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Wednesday November 11, 2015 - Posted by
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Trabajo Voluntario en Cusco: jugando a los zombies y pintando paredes

During the last week of October 2015, AMAUTA Spanish School Peru had the privilege of working in various volunteer projects in Cusco with a group from the United States. These young people are currently in a “gap year” traveling in South-America with Youth International, an “experiential learning program that combines rugged international travel, inter-cultural exchange, home stays with local families, volunteer community service work, and outdoor adventure.” The volunteers arrived in Cusco from Bolivia; following their week of volunteer work, they enjoyed the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu; and their next stop is Ecuador. (more…)

Virtual Tour of San Pedro Market in Cusco

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Monday November 09, 2015 - Posted by
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A Virtual Tour of the San Pedro Market in Cusco

Virtual Tour of San Pedro Market in Cusco

The fieldtrip to the San Pedro Market in Cusco is one of the most popular outings for both Spanish students and teachers at AMAUTA. Most of our Spanish teachers love to take the students out of the classroom, to teach them the many unique locations and secrets of the city of Cusco.  And one of their favorite places to go, is the San Pedro Market.

Are you learning Spanish in Cusco? Don’t miss it! The San Pedro Market may be the most famous market in Cusco – and for good reason! Where else can you find travelers and expats from all over the world buying products from flowers to lunch, rainbow scarfs to raw alpaca meat? El Mercado San Pedro is special for those two reasons. The first is that people from all over the world gather there for the same reasons. And second: here you can find almost anything you could possibly want while living in Cusco, somewhere in the giant maze of stalls, stands, tables, and shelves. Here is a virtual tour of San Pedro Market in Cusco. (more…)

The most Useful Buenos Aires apps

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Friday November 06, 2015 - Posted by
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The most Useful Buenos Aires apps

The government of the city of Buenos Aires has developed numerous applications to make our lives much easier. If you have registered for a learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, for sure those aps will be very useful for you. There are Apps, for public transport, wifi, and much more. Here is a list of all the most important apps that the Spanish students here at AMAUTA Buenos Aires use. (more…)