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!

Hidden Gems in Cusco for Spanish students

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Hidden Gems in Cusco for Spanish students

Hidden Gems in Cusco for Spanish students

So you just made it to Peru, and you will learn Spanish in Peru in Cusco – in the wonderful and picturesque town of the Incas. You will dive into the culture and find new, exotic places to eat, explore, and dance! You are interested in the Spanish language and the culture, so you likely do not want to be the typical tourist. So where will you go, then? What will you do? Discover Hidden gems in Cusco for Spanish students.

Cusco has plenty of classic and popular places popular for tourists and travellers in Peru. Indigo, Limbos, and Papachos, for example, attract many tourists, and for a good reason! (more…)

Peruvian Slang You Must Know!

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Peruvian Slang You Must Know!

Peruvian Slang You Must Know!

Most people who want to speak Spanish start by taking Spanish classes in their home country. They will study the formal aspects of the Spanish language: conjugations, basic vocabulary, Spanish grammar….  But once these are learned, you may find yourself traveling to a Spanish-speaking country such as Peru and realize that the local slang can be almost as important! For the students taking Spanish classes in Peru, we have compiled this list with ten pieces of  Peruvian slang or ‘jerga’. We think it will be handy during your experience learning Spanish in Peru. This is the Peruvian Slang you Must Know! (more…)

De 5 beste Hiking Avonturen in Peru Voor Jouw Bucket List

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The 5 Best Peru Hiking Adventures For Your Bucket List

De 5 beste Hiking Avonturen in Peru Voor Jouw Bucket List

Met de bergrug van het Andesgebergte die de lengte van Peru in tweeen splijt, en met 6.000 meter prachtige bergen – genoeg om de ervaren hiker te doen duizelen – is Peru een absoluut walhalla voor trekkers. De beste trektochten in Peru zijn gemakkelijk te bereiken vanuit Cuzco of met een busreis vanuit Lima. Dus trek je wandelschoenen aan en maak je klaar om op pad te gaan! Dit zijn de 5 beste hiking avonturen in Peru voor jouw bucket list!

1. De Inca Trail Naar Machu Picchu, Cuzco

De beroemdste van alle wandelroutes in Peru is zonder twijfel de Inca Trail (more…)

All about Cusco nightlife

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All about Cusco Nightlife

All about Cusco nightlife

Shortly after arrival in Peru, our students taking Spanish courses in Cusco discover that Cusco is a city full of celebrations and cultural events. The night life in Cusco is no different. With a copious amount of options, you may feel overwhelmed and ambiguous about their decision.  That’s why we have prepared this brief guide to nightlife in Cusco.

 

Indigo: to start the night

To start the the night, Indigo is highly recommended. This relaxing environment is the perfect place to decompress from a day of exploring before an exciting night out. (more…)

40 Spanish phrases you should know

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40 Spanish phrases you should know

40 Spanish phrases you should know

There are few things more frustrating than floundering with the local language while traveling.

Many of us are probably guilty of using hand signals and a Spanish word here or there, but it’s not exactly the best way to communicate if you want to get the most out of your stay in Latin America.

If you’re headed to Peru , knowing some Spanish will help you better understand the culture and make your trip much more fulfilling. (this being said: if you really want to get serious about your Spanish, there’s no better way to do it than by taking Spanish lessons in Peru.)
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31 Fun Fast Facts about Peru!

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31 Fun Fast Facts about Peru!

31 Fun Fun Fast Facts about Peru —- For many different reasons, Peru is a popular destination for a Spanish course abroad.

The spoken Spanish is very clear, the people friendly and the travel options endless: think Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, the Inca trail, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, the beach, the jungle, and much more. Also, Peru is one of the most affordable options to study Spanish in Latin America. On top, there are great options for volunteering in Peru and the Peruvian food is amazing.

But there is much more to learn about Peru. Here are 31 Fun Fast Facts about Peru for you to read while preparing for your trip to Peru! (more…)

DO’s and DONT’s voor het wonen bij een gastgezin tijdens je cursus Spaans

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Living with a host family during your spanish course

Wonen bij een gastgezin tijdens je cursus Spaans

Wonen in een gastgezin tijdens je cursus Spaans  in Peru is een geweldige ervaring en een belangrijk onderdeel van je talencursus in Cusco. Bij AMAUTA Spanish School werken we met ervaren gastgezinnen in Peru en Argentinië en we zijn trots om te kunnen zeggen dat 98% van de studenten het verblijf in een gastgezin heel positief heeft ervaren en vond dat het echt iets extra’s aan hun studie Spaans heeft toegevoegd.

Toch kan wonen in het buitenland, in een onbekend land met een nieuwe cultuur waarvan je de taal niet spreekt (more…)

Qué hacer y qué No hacer cuando se vive con una familia anfitriona durante tu curso de español

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Living with a host family during your spanish course

Qué hacer y qué No hacer cuando se vive con una Familia Anfitriona durante tu Curso de Español

Vivir con una familia de acogida durante tus estudios de español es una experiencia increíble y un componente importante de la mayoría de los programas de estudio en el extranjero. La Escuela de Español AMAUTA te ofrece una experiencia de estadía en una casa de familia: AMAUTA trabaja con familias de acogida con experiencia en Perú y Argentina y estamos felices de decir que el 98% de los estudiantes de la experiencia de la familia de acogida ha sido grandiosa y un valiosa complemento a tus estudios de español.

Sin embargo, vivir en el extranjero en un nuevo país con una nueva cultura cuando usted no habla el idioma español (more…)

Living with a host family during your Spanish course

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Living with a host family during your spanish course

Living with a host family during your Spanish course

Living with a local guest family during your Spanish course in Peru is an amazing experience and an important component of most study abroad programs. AMAUTA Spanish School also offers this home stay experience in Cusco and in Buenos Aires. AMAUTA works with a great group of experienced guest families in both Peru and Argentina, carefully selected and monitored by our staff. We are happy to say that 98% of our students found that the host family experience was great; they mention it was a valuable complement to their Spanish studies.

However, living abroad in a new country with a new culture  – especially when you do not speak the Spanish language (more…)

Wat te doen in Sacred Valley: 11 tips & sites die je moet bezoeken!

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11 Must-Visit Sites & Things to Do in the Sacred Valley, Peru

Wat te Doen in de Sacred Valley: 11 tips & sites die je moet bezoeken

Slechts een uur rijden vanuit Cusco, vinden we de Sacred Valley of in het Nederlands vertaald de Heilige Vallei van de Inca’s in Peru. Deze is genoemd naar het belang dat de Inca aan dit gebied gaven; de verwoeste citadellen en voormalige landbouwterassen liggen hier bij wijze van spreken ‘voor het oprapen’.

Het is een adembenemende plaats om te bezoeken, omgeven door bergen en graan dat groeit langs de Rivier Urubamba, die langs de vallei stroomt. Voor elke toerist die Cusco bezoekt, is de Heilige Vallei must-see tijdens de reis naar Peru.

In plaats van ‘gewoon’  een tour naar de Heilige Vallei te doen, of het even aan te doen op weg naar het epische Inca fort van Machu Picchu (more…)