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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.  

Spanish course in Peru and rock climbing!

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Spanish course in Peru & rock climbing

Spanish course in Peru and Rock climbing!

If you are interested in a special challenge in Peru this July, have a look at this: Spanish course in Peru and Rock climbing!

AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco now offers the possibility to combine your Spanish classes in Cusco with an exciting rock climbing course!

This intensive rock climbing course runs between 8:30 and 12:30 from Monday to Friday; the Spanish group classes will take place in afternoons at our school in Cusco.

The Spanish & Rock Climbing is a great opportunity to have fun while learning and enjoying an outdoor activity. During the climbing, you will learn about rappelling, climbing, belaying and much more. Each morning our guide will first teach you about safety methods and correct rock climbing practises

AMAUTA’s student guide to Inti Raymi Cusco

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AMAUTA’s Student Guide to Inti Raymi Cusco
AMAUTA students in Peru have already experienced a large part of the “Fiestas de Cusco” during this month of June. However, the biggest and most important celebration of Cusco is still to come. Only a few days after Qoyllur Rit’i and Corpus Christi, on June 24th – the day that the sun is farthest away from the earth – Inti Raymi will be celebrated in Cusco. It is a traditional Inca festival when the people worship the sun and plead for its return. Below you will find some tips and tricks, be prepared to make the most out of this special day in Cusco.

Volunteer in Peru

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Volunteering in Peru

Volunteer in Peru

Did you know AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco organizes interesting opportunities for those who want to volunteer in Peru, especially for our Spanish Students? We think this is an excellent way to give back to Peruvian society and our volunteer coordinator selects the projects we work with carefully.

For the volunteers, being a Volunteer in Peru, Cusco, gives the opportunity to meet the local Peruvian people and to have an extraordinary living and working experience while speaking Spanish. Combine this with all you will learn and see during your travels in Peru, and you will easily understand why Volunteering in Peru is a once in a lifetime experience.

20 years of Experience: Volunteer in Peru

Many people choose AMAUTA Spanish School for Spanish Immersion Programs and volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco.

Do you want to know what it is like to be a volunteer in Peru, in Cusco? Read about the work our volunteer Julius did while in Cusco! Julius is from Croatia originally, but has been living and working and the Czech Republic for many years. Right after his Spanish classes in Cusco, Julius volunteered at a local primary school in Cusco in the morning and an after-school program in the afternoon for around 2 and a half months. (more…)

Waar vind je de lekkerste koffie in Cusco

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Where to find nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco

Waar vind je de lekkerste koffie in Cusco

Als je Spaans studeert in Cusco, zul je het vast leuk vinden om de vele cafés, bars en restaurants te bezoeken in dit mooie stadje hoogop in de Andes. Er zijn heel veel plekjes waar je uit kunt kiezen. Sommige zijn heel populair; sommige hebben een prachtig uitzicht over de Plaza de Armas, anderen zijn wat goedkoper, hebben heerlijke typisch Peruaanse gebakjes…

Ik was in ieder geval nieuwsgierig om te weten wat de beste cafés zijn met de beste koffie in Cusco. Het duurde wel even totdat ik eruit was, maar nu ik in mijn vijfde week zit van mijn Spaanse lessen bij AMAUTA Peru, denk ik dat ik het wel weet 🙂 . Ik zit er helemaal klaar voor om jullie te vertellen waar je de beste cafés met de beste koffie in Cusco kunt vinden.

Toen ik aankwam in Cusco, wist ik dat Peru goede koffiebonen produceert. Koffie is een belangrijk export product, en overal in Peru kun je koffiebonen vinden: in supermarkten, souvenirwinkels en in de lokale markten.

Juist hierom zou je denken dat er heel veel goede plekken zijn om goede koffie te drinken in Peru. Vreemd genoeg is dat niet zo. Vooral in de toeristische restaurants in Cusco is de kwaliteit van de koffie niet altijd zo goed. Daarom duurde het even totdat ik de juiste kopjes koffie vond tijdens mijn Spaanse cursus in Cusco. (more…)