Spanish School Peru: AMAUTA

Hola! Welcome to the AMAUTA Spanish School blog!

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!

Teaching English in Peru

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02Sep
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Teaching English in Peru: the Ideal Volunteer Experience

Do you wonder how you can make a difference as a volunteer in Peru? We have the answer for you! Teaching English in Peru is a great way to impact the lives of Peruvians, especially Peruvian children.

Most of the better paying jobs in Peru for locals are in the tourism industry, and it is necessary to speak English to work in tourism. Therefore, teaching English to Peruvians will give them the opportunity to get a better job and, ultimately, have a better life.

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Volunteering in Peru

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19Aug
Volunteering in Peru

Volunteering in Peru is an amazing experience. One of our many volunteers, Lynn, did her volunteering in Peru at one of our after school projects in Cusco. Lynn did a great job, and she even prepared a ´´Luxemburg Day´´ to teach the children about her home country. The kids loved it! We asked her a few questions about her time here in Cusco and about volunteering in Peru!

  • Where did you do your volunteering and what did you do there?

    I was in after school project within the city of Cusco, during the afternoons. The activities that I did varied; I played with the kids outside and inside, I taught them English, I helped out with Bible class, and sometimes we cooked together.
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Meeting Sarah, our Volunteer Coordinator in Cusco

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20May
Meeting Sarah, our Volunteer Coordinator in Cusco

“Come to Peru with an adventurous spirit” is one of the many tips that our friendly and cheerful volunteer coordinator Sarah gives to the future Spanish students and volunteers that will soon be coming to Peru to participate in our volunteer program. Sarah has been working with AMAUTA since January this year and she is now an indispensable member of the AMAUTA Peru Team.

What is it like to be the AMAUTA volunteer coordinator, do you enjoy your job?

Very much, I’m very glad to be here! AMAUTA is a great place, I have great colleagues and together we provide a fun and friendly environment for foreigners that come to Cusco to learn Spanish and/or to do volunteer work in Peru.
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Help us Build a Playground as an AMAUTA Volunteer

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13May
Planning a playground as a Amauta Volunteer

Help us Build a Playground as an AMAUTA Volunteer
AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru offers the unique opportunity to Volunteer and learn the Spanish language while immersed in Peruvian culture.

Taking part in the AMAUTA Volunteer Program in Cusco you have the unique opportunity to live and work in Peru! As a Volunteer you experience the rich, cultural diversity of the country while contributing to the Peruvian society and bridge the gap between foreign visitors and locals. AMAUTA partners with over 30 different projects, including schools, NGO’s, hospitals, orphanages etc in Cusco. Volunteer are welcome throughout the year and can start their Spanish course and volunteer placement any Monday throughout the year.
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Volunteering in Peru – What You Gain from Giving

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18Mar
Volunteering in Peru – What You Gain from Giving

Volunteering in Peru

Thinking about volunteering in Latin America? Peru offers the perfect posibilities for volunteering! Not only are there opportunities in almost every kind of work field, but you will also be able to practice your Spanish immersing into the Peruvian culture!

For many study programs it is useful if not mandatory to engage in some practical work that prepares the student for their future career. Very often this is why students decide to engage in a volunteer project in another country. But volunteering is not just working for free. You will get plenty of things out of this experience! Volunteering in Peru can accompany perfectly your Spanish Classes in Cusco helping you to first-hand practice what you have recently learnt while living in Peru! Not only will you connect to the Peruvian culture in an entirely personal way, but you will gain valuable experiences that will make you see your travel-country through different eyes. (more…)

How a Volunteer in Cusco did a great job

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17Feb
How a Volunteer in Cusco did a great job

Laura, one of the participants on our Spanish and Volunteer program in Peru, has been volunteering at an orphanage in Cusco for the past few weeks. She has grown really close to the young girls there and has been such a creative volunteer!

From doing different activities at the orphanage to taking them to the local pool, she has made the past weeks a memorable experience for the girls. (more…)

What did you like most about being a Volunteer in Peru?

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26Jan
What did you like most about being a Volunteer in Peru?

What did you like most about being a Volunteer in Peru?

We asked Simone Kuffner, who’s been volunteering at a local project in Cusco for four months!

Simone is from Austria. She arrived in late September of 2015 and is leaving us in a few days. Simone has been both an excellent volunteer and dedicated Spanish student in Peru here at AMAUTA, and we are sad to see her go. She is practically a Peru professional now! (more…)

A few days of Volunteering in Buenos Aires with “TECHO”

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30Dec
A few days of Volunteering in Buenos Aires with “TECHO”

Are you looking for a volunteer experience in Argentina but you do not have the time to participate in our Spanish and Volunteer Program?Here is an alternative for those who want to do a few days of volunteering in between Spanish classes in Buenos Aires: a weekend of volunteer work with “TECHO”.

TECHO (also known as Un Techo para mi Pais), is a worldwide non-profit organisation that fights extreme poverty in Latin America by constructing transitional housing. TECHO works with over 72,000 volunteers who constructed houses for over 100,000 families in 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. (more…)

Why Volunteering in Cusco Should be on Your Bucket List

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03Dec
Why Volunteering in Cusco Should be on Your Bucket List

Why Volunteering in Cusco Should be on Your Bucket List

At the reference of a former student, Frank and Jaqueline Kuijpers decided to contact AMAUTA Spanish School, to have us organizer their volunteer work in Cusco at a clinic for mentally and physically disabled children in Cusco. There came looking for a way to help others and learn more about how Peruvian society works. Together with our volunteer coordinator, they indeed came to understand more about the Peruvian health care system, and how it functions within the society. But more important, they also had many opportunities to help the children within the clinic and the system. (more…)

Volunteer Work in Cusco: playing zombies and painting walls

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11Nov
Trabajo Voluntario en Cusco: jugando a los zombies y pintando paredes

During the last week of October 2015, AMAUTA Spanish School Peru had the privilege of working in various volunteer projects in Cusco with a group from the United States. These young people are currently in a “gap year” traveling in South-America with Youth International, an “experiential learning program that combines rugged international travel, inter-cultural exchange, home stays with local families, volunteer community service work, and outdoor adventure.” The volunteers arrived in Cusco from Bolivia; following their week of volunteer work, they enjoyed the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu; and their next stop is Ecuador. (more…)