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!

How a Volunteer in Cusco did a great job

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17Feb
How a Volunteer in Cusco did a great job

Laura, one of the participants on our Spanish and Volunteer program in Peru, has been volunteering at an orphanage in Cusco for the past few weeks. She has grown really close to the young girls there and has been such a creative volunteer!

From doing different activities at the orphanage to taking them to the local pool, she has made the past weeks a memorable experience for the girls. (more…)

Your Guide to Using Public Transport in Buenos Aires

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15Feb
Your Guide to Using Public Transport in Buenos Aires

In the huge city of Buenos Aires it is easy to get lost, so travel tips are always welcome. One app that everyone visiting Buenos Aires should consider installing is “cómo llego buenos aires”. This app helps you find your way around the city; it shows routes of public transport, car, cycling and walking. Especially if you are planning to travel by public transport, this app is very useful, because it calculates the duration of your journey and offers the available means of transport. So, now that you know there are numberous possiblities to get around the city, the next question is: What is the easiest, cheapest, and best transport to use? (more…)

My Candelaria Experience as a Spanish Student in Peru

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12Feb
My Candelaria Experience as a Spanish Student in Peru

The Candelaria festival in Puno is the third largest festival in South America. It takes place every year in February on the edge of Lake Titicaca, in Southern Peru, which has an elevation of 3,810 meters. Thousands of dancers flock to this festival with their amazing costumes, and thousands of tourists observe the event. If you are in Peru in February, to participate in a Spanish course, or just to travel in Peru, you should definitely make it a priority to go to this festival!

I went to the festival with a group of fellow students from Amauta Spanish School. We could not wait to celebrate Candelaria with the people of Puno. Here are a few things that made our experience unforgettable: (more…)

Carnaval Craziness in Cusco

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10Feb
Carnaval Craziness in Cusco

Every year, Carnaval is celebrated throughout Peru during the month of February. This means that people run around spraying each other with shaving cream and dousing each other with buckets of water. Just this past weekend, some of our students learning Spanish in Peru got the full experience of Carnaval in Cusco:

Angela says”: ´´When I got here last week, my luggage didn´t come, so I had to go out and buy stuff this weekend. All of a sudden 5 Peruvian guys ambushed me with shaving cream and water. One of them put a water balloon on my neck so then it broke and I was soaked. It was fun!´ (more…)

Seven thoughts that crossed my mind during my first weeks in Buenos Aires

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05Feb
Seven thoughts that crossed my mind during my first weeks in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is an amazing city, full of surprises.

The seven thoughts and questions below came to my mind, during my first weeks as a student taking Spanish courses in Buenos Aires. I am curious to know: what were your first impressing of this big, stunning metropole in Argentina? How did you feel during the first days?

I can’t understand anyone. I thought they spoke Spanish in Argentina?!

Argentine Spanish or castellano is unlike any other Spanish dialects in South America. It has a very heavy Italian influence, because of the many Italians immigrants that arrived to Buenos Aires in the 19th and 20th centuries. (more…)