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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.  

Reviews AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

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Friday April 21, 2017 - Posted by
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Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Reviews AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Hola! Yo soy Sarah de los Estados Unidos.

I studied for six weeks at AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, and during my time here, my Spanish improved a lot. When I came here, I tested into an intermediate level, but I don´t really know how much Spanish I truly knew. Now I am finishing with an advanced level, and I do feel like I learned so much from my teachers at AMAUTA—so many new words and tenses!
 

Out of the classroom

I loved how much variety I experienced in my Spanish classes. Every week I had two different teachers, and so I got to experience a bunch of different teaching styles. I also loved that my learning also took place out of the classroom because our teachers always did at least one outing a week where we got to go somewhere in the community in Cusco, like maybe a museum or a restaurant, and practice our Spanish and learn about the culture here in Peru. (more…)

Where to find nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco

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Tuesday April 11, 2017 - Posted by
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Where to find nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco

Where to find nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco
 

If you’re learning Spanish in Cusco, for sure, you love to visit the many local cafes, bars, and restaurants in this lovely small town high up in the Andes. There are many to choose from. Some are more popular than others; some have a great view of the Plaza de Armas, others a bit cheaper, have delicious local Peruvian pastries and desserts… I was curious to know: what are the nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco? It took me actually while to find out. But now that I’m in my fifth week of Spanish studies at AMAUTA Peru, I think I know 🙂 . And I’m ready to tell you where to find the nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco!

When I first arrived in Cusco, I knew that Peru produces a lot of good coffee beans. Coffee is an important export product, and, there’s also a lot of Peruvian coffee on the local market. Everywhere in Peru, you can find coffee beans: in supermarkets, souvenirs shops and on the markets. (more…)

AMAUTA Spanish School: great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

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Monday April 03, 2017 - Posted by
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AMAUTA Spanish School: a great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

AMAUTA Spanish School: great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

Are you looking for a place where to learn Spanish in Peru quickly? If so, I recommend AMAUTA Spanish School! This blog is also for you if you are just curious to learn more about the Spanish classes in Peru and you like to get an idea of what those classes are like.

Good vibe

A good vibe, enthusiastic Spanish teachers, small groups, many fun activities, great staff and a great location in Cusco: those are for me the seven main ingredients of the success of AMAUTA Spanish School. This is a school where you feel at home and where you are challenged to improve your Spanish language skills while having fun in a friendly atmosphere. (more…)

Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

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Thursday March 02, 2017 - Posted by
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Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

Volunteer projects in Cusco can be found all over the country. AMAUTA is proud to work closely with over 20 different volunteer projects in the region of Cusco.

Cusco is home to amazing archeological ruins in the world, of which Machu Picchu is the most famous one. One of the projects we work with is an orphanage in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Only committed and engaged volunteers get the opportunity to live and work here, together with the Peruvian staff of the project.
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Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

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Wednesday February 01, 2017 - Posted by
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Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

Did you know AMAUTA organizes interesting volunteer placements in Peru for Spanish Students? We think this is a great 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 experience during your travels in Peru, and you will easily understand why Volunteering in Peru is a once in a lifetime experience.

Many people choose AMAUTA Spanish School for their experience and volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco, Peru. (more…)

Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco

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Thursday December 15, 2016 - Posted by
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Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco

Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco.

The AMAUTA Student residence, located right in the heart of Cusco city, at a stones throw from the Plaza de Armas, is a great place to live and to explore the city.  The Residence is located within the same building as the Spanish school. Could you possibly be closer to the location of your Spanish classes in Cusco?  The time you safe traveling back and forward to your Spanish classes can be used to explore Cusco.

In the students residence,  you find single and shared rooms, most of them with shared bathroom facilities.  There is a common room, a sunny courtyard, free WIFI and a balcony.

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Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

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Thursday October 20, 2016 - Posted by
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Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Superintensive Spanish course

If you need to learn Spanish very quicky, the AMAUTA Super Intensive Total Immersion Program is your best choice. Many participants of this Spanish course need to learn Spanish fast, mainly for employment reasons. Our Super Intensive Spanish course in Peru is tailor-made based on a total immersion model. You will study Spanish with a private teacher in the morning (for four hours) followed by lunch with your teacher (one hour) to practice conversation skills. After lunch, the afternoon will be spent visiting places of interest in the city of Cusco (three hours). You will continue your Spanish learning and you will practise language, nor only with your teachers but with many local people as well. Plus, you will learn about many aspects of Peruvian culture and history. Talking to and living with native speakers if the best language training you can possibly get and if you make Spanish part of your daily life – as this program does for you – success will be guarenteed. (more…)

Get Involved in Sports while Learning Spanish in Cusco!

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Wednesday August 24, 2016 - Posted by
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Get Involved in Sports while Learning Spanish in Cusco!

Get Involved in Sports while Learning Spanish in Cusco!

After you’ve chosen Peru as the perfect destination for your Spanish Course in Cusco and you’ve registered for your classes at AMAUTA, you will start preparing your trip to Peru. Cusco is an amazing city and there is loads of info on the internet about what to do in Cusco.

If you are an active person who love sports, you might be interested in the sporting opportunities that Cusco offers. For all the athletes among us, we have prepared this list with a pretty big variety of sporting activities to get involved in while living in Cusco.

First, there is a large complex called “El Coliseo”. Here you can find many different sports to play. The Coliseo is located close to the center, just off the main avenue (Avenida de la Cultura) across from the University. If you are looking to play the most popular sports in Cusco, there is a field to play soccer and an indoor gym for volleyball. (more…)

1 Week Of Spanish Classes in Peru FOR FREE: book 4 & get 5!

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Wednesday June 01, 2016 - Posted by
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1 WEEK OF SPANISH CLASSES IN PERU FOR FREE: BOOK 4 & GET 5

1 Week Of Spanish Classes in Peru FOR FREE: book 4 & get 5!

Our Spanish Immersion Courses in Cusco do not only offer you to improve your Spanish in a very short period of time. Taking on of our Spanish courses you will do more: our students truly LIVE and experience Peru and make Peruvian & and foreign friends while learning Spanish and exploring Peru.

For all last minute bookings, AMAUTA now offers ONE WEEK OF SPANISH CLASSES and student residence accommodation FOR FREE.

Book 4 and get 5 weeks for the incredible price of $ 1197.

So if you like to learn Spanish and if you love travel, adventure and culture, register now for this amazing experience at our top location Cusco. We are located in the city center of Cusco, at a 3 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas in a nice colonial building with the typical blue balconies. (more…)

5 Amazing Bars and Restaurants you must visit in Cusco!

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Tuesday May 03, 2016 - Posted by
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5 Amazing Bars and Restaurants you must visit in Cusco!

5 amazing Bars and Restaurants you must visit in Cusco.

Cusco – the old Inca Capital and now a hot spot for travellers in Peru – is a city that has a lot to offer, especially with restaurants and bars. Because there is so much to offer, it is hard to decide which restaurants to go to. To make this decision easier, I made a list of 5 bars and restaurants that you Must Visit when you are learning Spanish in Cusco and living here for a while.

  1. Limbus Resto Bar – Dining with a view!

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