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!

Football Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires

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Voetbalgids voor Spaanse studenten in Buenos Aires

Some may think football (soccer) is a sport, but for the residents of Buenos Aires (Argentina), it is so much more than just a sport: it’s more of a religion!

Coming from a different country and just having arrived to Buenos Aires to start my Spanish courses at AMAUTA, I was taken to football game. All on a sudden I found myself in the middle of the die hard fans, being the only guy in the whole stadium not wearing the T-shirt of the Club! I have seen many football matches in my life, in different countries, but this experience was totally new. In Argentina the die-hard fans – called the Barra Brava – sang and partied for the entire 90 minutes of the game!

Of course not all people attend the games in the stadiums; many people watch from the television with the entire family. Throughout the week you can always find football games running on many channels.

Especially on Sundays millions of people enjoy the games happening. My local friends here told me that if a family member switches teams, this can cause rifts in the family, possibly even leading to divorce! And be careful not to make jokes about a team in front of a supporter; this could land you in some serious trouble as it’s likely to be taken seriously.
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Como usar el transporte público en Buenos Aires

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Public Transportation in Buenos Aires

Antes de llegar a Buenos Aires, es posible que ni siquiera se te hayas dado cuenta de lo grande que es en realidad. Así que aquí te daremos una mano con: nuestra ¡guía de transporte público actualizada!

Nuestro primer consejo para todos los estudiantes en Buenos Aires es conseguir una tarjeta SUBE. Esto hace que viajar alrededor de Buenos Aires sea mucho más fácil y barato. La tarjeta SUBE te dará acceso a los sistemas de bus, metro y subterráneos.

Hay dos maneras por la que puedes comprar una tarjeta SUBE: el camino oficial, o la forma no oficial(llamado amistosamente “mercado azul” por los argentina. Si lo haces de manera oficial, ve a la oficina de correos (Correo Argentino) con tu pasaporte, si lo haces de esta manera esta tarjeta será personal e intransferible. Te pedirán que rellenes un formulario y recibirás una tarjeta SUBE, que estará registrada a tu nombre. La segunda manera de comprar una tarjeta SUBE es ir a uno de los muchos quioscos de la ciudad, donde podrás comprar una tarjeta SUBE sin necesidad de rellenar un formulario.

Tanto las forma oficial y no oficial de compra de una tarjeta SUBE cuestan lo mismo – ARS $ 15 – por lo que recomendamos la compra de la tarjeta SUBE de la manera oficial. Después podrás recargar tu tarjeta en cualquier quiosco con el logotipo de la tarjeta SUBE, estos quioscos los podrás encontrar por todas partes de la ciudad.

¡Así que ahora, empecemos nuestro viaje!
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How to Use Public Transportation in Buenos Aires

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How to Use Public Transportation in Buenos Aires

Before arriving to Buenos Aires for your Spanish course in Argentina, you might not even have realized how BIG Buenos Aires actually is. So here we come with a helping hand: our updated public transportation guide!

Our first tip for all students in Buenos Aires is to get a SUBE card. This makes travelling around Buenos Aires much easier and cheaper. Your SUBE card will give you access to the bus, train, and subway systems.

There are two ways you can buy a SUBE card: the official way, or the non-official way: on the friendly called “blue market” in Argentina. If you do it the official way, go to the post office (correo Argentino) with your passport, so this will be your personal card. You will be asked to fill in a form and then you will receive a SUBE card, which is registered in your name. The second way to buy a SUBE card is by going to one of the many kiosks around the city, where you will be able to purchase a SUBE card without filling in a form.

 

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Trabajo Voluntario en la Clínica San Juan de Dios de Cusco

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“No es cuánto damos, sino cuánto amor ponemos en el dar.” – Madre Teresa

Si estás buscando opciones de voluntariado en Cusco Perú, definitivamente vale la pena considerar hacer trabajo voluntario en la Clínica San Juan de Dios, a pocos minutos del centro de la ciudad de Cusco.

Desde su apertura en 1982 la Clínica San Juan de Dios de Cusco ha proporcionado una gran cantidad de amor para varios niños y niñas con discapacidad. La Clínica les ha dado una oportunidad para la educación y la socialización en la escuela de su propiedad. La clínica también ofrece una serie de servicios de atención médica: medicina general y muchos servicios más especializados, tales como: Neurología, Ortodoncia, Cardiología, Urología, Psicología, Neurocirugía también física y terapia del habla. Mientras que algunos niños visitan la clínica durante los días de semana, otros viven allí.
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Volunteer work in Cusco at the Clínica San Juan de Dios

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Volunteer work in Cusco at the Clínica San Juan de Dios

“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

If you are looking for volunteer options in Cusco Peru, it’s definitely worth to considering doing volunteer work at the Clinica San Juan de Dios, just a few minutes out of the city center of Cusco. AMAUTA Spanish School can organize a placement for you at this clinic for students with different backgrounds.

Since opening in 1982 San Juan de Dios Clinic in Cusco has been providing an abundance of love for several disabled boys and girls in the surroundings of Cusco. The Clinic has given them an opportunity for education and socialization at the school on the property. The Clinic also offers a number of health care services from general medicine to many more specialized services such as; Neurology, Orthodontics, Cardiology, Urology, Psychology, Neurosurgery also Physical and Speech Therapy. While some children visit the clinic during the weekdays, others live there.
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¿Por qué estudiar español en Buenos Aires?

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Si estás interesado en tomar un curso de español en Buenos Aires, ¡no esperes más!: a continuación encontrarás 6 maravillosas razones para estudiar español en Buenos Aires y sacar el máximo provecho de tu experiencia en esta ciudad eléctrica llena de historia, pasión, cultura, vida nocturna e idioma español.

¿Por qué estudiar español en Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires es una ciudad vibrante y fascinante, capital de Argentina, la cual es un auténtico placer para visitar. La ciudad es perfecta para una experiencia cultural y para estudiar español en una de las muchas escuelas profesionales de idiomas como la Escuela de Español AMAUTA, también tienes la posibilidad de hacer voluntariado, o simplemente vivir y disfrutar de la atmósfera por un tiempo. Las posibilidades son casi infinitas, y aquí te damos algunas de las muchas razones importantes para planificar una visita a esta ciudad emocionante!
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Why study Spanish in Buenos Aires?

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Why study Spanish in Buenos Aires?

Don’t wait any longer if you are interested in taking a Spanish course in Buenos Aires: below you will find 6 wonderful reasons to study Spanish in Buenos Aires and make the most out of your experience in this electric city full of history, passion, culture, nightlife Spanish language.

Why study Spanish in Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires is a vibrant and intriguing capital city, and an absolute joy to visit. The city is perfect for a truly cultural experience. It is a great lcoation for studying Spanish in Argentina  at one of the many professional language institutes such as AMAUTA Spanish School; and also for volunteering, or for just hanging out and enjoying the atmosphere for a while. The opportunities are endless, and here we give you a few of the many important reasons to plan a visit to this exciting city!
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Guía rápida de las Comidas al Paso más Populares del Cusco

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¡Comida al paso en Cusco! ¿Por qué no animarse a probarla? A pesar que de seguro muchas personas te advirtieron de no hacerlo, pero que si estas de turismo o estudiando en Cusco y no cuentas con mucho dinero, ¡te recomiendo probarla! Es una forma muy barata y rápida de probar comida local. Muchas personas se resisten a comer alimentos preparados por un vendedor ambulante, pero créeme es de lo más normal aquí en Cusco, y en muchos casos totalmente segura. ¡Confía en tus instintos… si se ve mal … no lo intentes! Y confía en la gente … si ves mucha gente reunida en torno al pequeño negocio a la espera de comprar uno de estos potajes, probablemente tiene una buena reputación y hay una razón para eso. Si está desierta, es probable que haya una razón para eso, y lo mejor será ¡no averiguarlo!.

A continuación te presentamos una lista de los potajes más populares que se venden al paso en Cusco … de ninguna manera está la lista completa … por eso te invito a explorar la comida local y contarnos que te gustó más? ¡Buen provecho!

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A Quick Guide to Cusco’s Street Food!

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A Quick Guide to Cusco’s Street Food!

Cusco’s Street Food! How do you feel about giving it a try? So many people warned you not to, but living in Cusco as a Spanish student, we think you should go for it! Streetfood a very cheap and quick way to sample local fare, with no commitment to a full plate! Lots of people are wary of eating food prepared by a street vendor in Peru. But believe me, it’s the norm here in Cusco, and in most cases perfectly safe. Trust your gut…if it looks bad…don’t try it! And trust the crowd…if the people are gathered around waiting to eat it, it’s probably got a good reputation and there´s a reason for that! If it’s deserted, there’s likely a reason for that too, and I’m not interested in finding out what it is!

Following is a list of some popular street bites in Cusco…by no means is this list complete…explore the local fare and let us know what you enjoyed most! Buen provecho!
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