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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!
When travelling through Argentina after or during your Spanish course in Buenos Aires, Mendoza is a place you do not want to miss. Mendoza is beautiful in many different ways, but mostly it is famous for its good, red wine. What some people may not know is that you can experience these tasty wines in many different ways. Tasting Mendoza´s wine is fun in itself, but savor the flavor even more with a fancy weekend package, a quick half day tour, blending your own wine, or renting a bike and going on an adventure! The last one is without a doubt the most exciting to do with a few friends or fellow students because you can take your time and enjoy some fresh air as well. Mendoza has many different bike rentals but the one I would recommend is Hugo’s Bike Rental. Hugo is a sweet, old man who runs his family business with passion and you can truly notice it by how he treats his guests. We were with a group of 8 international Spanish students from AMAUTA Buenos Aires and from the moment we arrived the staff made us feel at home. After we got our red bikes, a map of the wine paths through Maipú, some discount coupons, and even a place to pick up a free glass of wine, we were ready to go!
If you are European, and you would like to go to Argentina to begin a cultural adventure and study Spanish in Buenos Aires, here is some interesting information for you about choosing the best airline to Buenos Aires.
How to get to Buenos Aires?
When you are living in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy or Spain you are lucky, because the airlines listed below fly directly from all the capitals directly to Buenos Aires! Don’t worry if you live in another country, because all these airlines also offer connecting flights to the seven cities.
Often, departing from the South of Europe is cheaper than taking a direct flight and the winner is the Spanish airline Air Europa offering the cheapest tickets. With a 3-star rating Air Europa is no first class airline, but most of the clients seem to be happy
Did you know that Buenos Aires is number 10th on the ranking of Cities that Never Sleep? And now that I am here to learn Spanish at AMAUTA Spanish School in Argentina, I know this is true.
I was surprised to find out that New York is actually on the 32th place on that same ranking, but I can totally see why Buenos Aires ranks so high!
Because if you want to go out and party, you can do this every day of the year, all night long, in a different bar or club. On specific days there are special activities in some bars that I strongly recommend. So here is our list of special recommendations, one for every day of the week.
On a Monday night there is only one ‘right thing’ to do: go to the Konex Cultural Center to see the drum group called ‘La Bomba de Tiempo’ plays here. La Bomba de Tiempo is a 17 piece improvisational drum group that uses a lot of different music types like Central American and African rhythms, samba and Argentine folk beats such as chacarera. The Konex Cultural center is an old cooking oil factory and on Monday there will be around 1500 people inside bringing an amazing atmosphere.
Argentina is a fascinating destination to take a Spanish course. It’s a large and beautiful country; unique in many ways. If you are about to travel to Argentina for your study abroad trip, we have prepared this checklist for you. We hope it will help you planning en packing for your trip to get the most out of your Spanish studies in Buenos Aires and your Argentina experience!
When to go: the climate in Argentina
Argentina is a big, long country so the weather in the north is completely different from the weather in the south. In Argentina you can find it all: from steamy rainforest climates to arid deserts, to mild climates, to the perfect location for skiing!
The city of Buenos Aires has a friendly climate with the mild fall (April) and spring (October) and relatively hot summer (January and February)). The south of Argentina is way colder then the north. Overall the nicest time to visit the country is between the months of November and March. This is also high season, so the prices for tours and hotels will be a bit higher than during mid and low season; the prices for Spanish courses in Buenos Aires will remain the same during one calendar year.
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.