Spanish School Peru: AMAUTA

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Spanish School AMAUTA in Cusco, Peru is the best place to learn Spanish in Peru. We provide in-depth Spanish lessons and a cultural immersion experience for everyone. Our students step outside of the Spanish classroom to enjoy the Peruvian culture, make Spanish-speaking friends, and travel in Peru. During or after your Spanish lesson, you can, volunteer in Peru where you will really get the chance to improve your Spanish language skills and give back to the Peruvian community.

Here at the AMAUTA blog, we aim to keep our Spanish alumni, current and future students, and anyone who is interested in Peruvian and Latin American culture, the most relevant information about what is happening in Peru. We´ll post fun articles about our Spanish School in Peru, Tips to learn Spanish, how to get the most out of your Spanish classes in Cusco, advice on how to prepare for your trip to Peru, life in Cusco, Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian festivals, what to do in Cusco, and much more.

After reading our blog, you’ll know exactly why you want to study Spanish at AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru! Hasta pronto!

A few days of Volunteering in Buenos Aires with “TECHO”

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A few days of Volunteering in Buenos Aires with “TECHO”

Are you looking for a volunteer experience in Argentina but you do not have the time to participate in our Spanish and Volunteer Program?Here is an alternative for those who want to do a few days of volunteering in between Spanish classes in Buenos Aires: a weekend of volunteer work with “TECHO”.

TECHO (also known as Un Techo para mi Pais), is a worldwide non-profit organisation that fights extreme poverty in Latin America by constructing transitional housing. TECHO works with over 72,000 volunteers who constructed houses for over 100,000 families in 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. (more…)

What you did not know about Celebrating Christmas in Buenos Aires

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What you did not know about Celebrating Christmas in Buenos Aires

In the southern hemisphere, Christmas falls in the summer, so traditions as real pine trees, telling stories around the fire or playing in the snow do not translate temperature wise. For most of our Spanish students, it will be quite a different Christmas this year, when they are now learning Spanish in Buenos Aires. Christmas is here is a mash up of the European traditions and summertime partying with friends and family.

Christmas in Argentina starts with Fiesta de la Virgen (a Catholic holiday revering Mary) on the 8th of December. This is the day on which the Argentine families put out the Christmas decorations and Christmas trees. (more…)

What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

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What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

Settled just off the road that wanders between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, AMAUTA’s campus or Spanish School  in the Sacred Valley, allows students to spend a week away from the hustle and cool temperatures of Cusco. The climate in the Sacred Valley is generally quite temperate, there are several famous and gorgeous tourist sites quite close, and students get to spend a week getting to know the area, their professors and each other, and practicing Spanish in every-day activities.

A typical group from AMAUTA Spanish School includes students from the US, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and Canada.. many times there are students as well from Turkey, from France, or Belgium, Japan or Brazil… (more…)

Christmas at AMAUTA Peru

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15Dec
Christmas at Amauta Peru

Christmas at AMAUTA Peru

Here are AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, the whole team is a-buzz with preparations. Christmas is coming!

First on the agenda is getting into the Christmas spirit: getting together as a school – professors, students, staff, and administration – to cook, eat, and enjoy each other’s company.

Second on the agenda is decorating: every day a new decoration appears in the school, seemingly out of nowhere… We have Santa’s, reindeer headbands, a count-down to Christmas, a donation Santa for our chocolatada, a tree with decorations and lights, and every other cheery notion reminding us that the happiest time of the year is upon us. (more…)

Why Volunteering in Cusco Should be on Your Bucket List

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03Dec
Why Volunteering in Cusco Should be on Your Bucket List

Why Volunteering in Cusco Should be on Your Bucket List

At the reference of a former student, Frank and Jaqueline Kuijpers decided to contact AMAUTA Spanish School, to have us organizer their volunteer work in Cusco at a clinic for mentally and physically disabled children in Cusco. There came looking for a way to help others and learn more about how Peruvian society works. Together with our volunteer coordinator, they indeed came to understand more about the Peruvian health care system, and how it functions within the society. But more important, they also had many opportunities to help the children within the clinic and the system. (more…)

What to do in Mar del Plata?

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01Dec
What to do in Mar del Plata?

What to do in Mar del Plata?

As so many beautiful cities and locations in Argentina, Mar del Plata is a great weekend get-away for the Spanish students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires at AMAUTA Spanish School, especially in spring and summer.

You can find Mar del Plata in the southeast area of the province of Buenos Aires, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the major fishing ports of Argentina. It’s also Argentina’s biggest seaside beach resort. Besides the beaches, Mar del Plata is the home to many good restaurants and bars. (more…)