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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.  

All about Cusco nightlife

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Monday July 15, 2019 - Posted by
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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. Coffee, juice and milkshakes are some of the beverages you can enjoy, in addition to alcoholic beverages.  Indigo also specialize in Thai and Peruvian food. This popular hangout has several games, free WIFI, and hookah.

Located at Tecsecona 415 Cusco, this place is visited by many AMAUTA Spanish School students regularly. Tip! Take advantage of the student discount, exclusively for AMAUTA students!

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

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Wednesday May 29, 2019 - Posted by
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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, erg spannend en zelfs wat eng zijn. Het vraagt ook zeker wel wat flexibiliteit van beiden; van jou en van het gastgezin waar je terecht komt.

Om het meeste uit je gastgezinervaring te kunnen halen, volgt hier een lijst met Do’s en Dont’s gebaseerd op de ervaringen van onze studenten Spaans in Peru en Argentinie.
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Living with a host family during your Spanish course

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Wednesday May 22, 2019 - Posted by
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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 – can also be daunting and it requires a good deal of flexibility from both you and your host.  We think the following list of TIPS will be helpful for you when you plan on  living with a host family during your Spanish Course in Cusco . Check it out and let us know! (more…)

Best places for Dinner in Cusco

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Saturday April 28, 2018 - Posted by
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Best places for Dinner in Cusco

After four weeks of living in Cusco – I’m taking Spanish lessons in Peru here at the AMAUTA Spanish School –  it becomes hard to find some new nice places to go to for dinner. In contrast, when you are a new bee, it seems to be hard to make a choice between all the good and nice restaurants around. There are some really comfortable and good-quality restaurants in Cusco with affordable prices I can recommend.

 

Restaurant INDIGO

I think many travelers and Spanish students in Cusco agree that “Indigo” is always the right choice. Located close to AMAUTA and to the Plaza de Armas, right next to the club “Liberty”,  INDIGO offers a menu with a huge range of Peruvian and Asian cuisine. You should really try the Indigo Sandwich with Avocado! But- it’s not only the food that makes the “Indigo” to what it is. After dinner, for those who like, you can order a dish for only 25 Soles and choose your favorite drink of the Happy Hour (2 for 1).  You can also asked for games at the bar, like yenga.

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8 Rare en grappige dingen die je tegenkomt in Peru

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Thursday February 22, 2018 - Posted by
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8 Weird and Funny Things Seen in Peru

8 Rare en grappige dingen die je tegenkomt in Peru

Het kan handig zijn je een cultureel gezien een beetje flexibel op te stellen als je naar een nieuw land reist . Vooral als je er heen gaat met het idee om de Spaanse taal te leren en je de lokale cultuur tot je probeert te nemen, is “open minded” zijn een belangrijk voorwaarde om zo veel mogelijk op te pikken. Dat geldt zeker ook als je een een Spaanse taalcursus in Peru gaat volgen.

Maar als je langer op een bestemming verblijft, ga je je, ongeacht je beste intenties, toch soms irriteren aan bepaalde dingen. Of zo niet irriteren, er in elk geval om lachen. Zonder twijfel gebeurt dit ook bij onze Spaanse studenten in Peru ook. Vooral ook omdat bepaalde dingen in Peru ook echt te grappig zijn! 🙂

Hieronder vind je een lijst met 8 aspecten van de Peruaanse cultuur en dagelijkse realiteit waarvan Spaans studenten het vaak toch wel een beetje raar, grappig, of het misschien wat moeilijk te verwerken vinden. Dus ga door met het lezen van de grappige observaties van onze Spaanse studenten in Cusco!

 

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Special Offer for Halloween Spanish Classes in Peru

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Tuesday October 31, 2017 - Posted by
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Special Offer for Halloween on Spanish in Peru

Special Offer for Halloween Spanish Classes in Peru

AMAUTA Spanish School offers a special discount for all bookings made during the special week of Halloween. Halloween is a pretty big event in Cusco and AMAUTA yearly offers a big Halloween Party at our centrally located school, at a stone throw from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.

Book your Spanish Course in Cusco before Nov 6th
And get a 20% off! That is a whole lot of money!!

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Review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru: great experience!

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Friday August 18, 2017 - Posted by
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Review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru: great experience!

Review AMAUTA Spanish School Peru: great experience!

“Hola! Somos Matt y Chase y somos de Canada!

We have been learning Spanish at AMAUTA Cusco for just two weeks and it has really been a fantastic experience. We´re both good friends and teachers in Canada and we came to brush up on our Spanish-language abilities in Peru in the hope that one day we may be able to teach the language!

The Canadian education system actually helped us pay for our trip down to Peru, and it has been money well spent with the wonderful teachers of our Spanish Course in Peru at AMAUTA Spanish School.
Chase says:

“I did a week-long course before in Costa Rica and, although fun, the experience was not nearly as enjoyable as this one. The Spanish classes at AMAUTA were perfectly catered to our level and were fun and dynamic, and our apartment downtown was awesome.“
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AMAUTA’s student guide to Inti Raymi Cusco

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Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Posted by
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AMAUTA’s Student Guide to Inti Raymi Cusco
AMAUTA students in Peru have already experienced a large part of the “Fiestas de Cusco” during this month of June. However, the biggest and most important celebration of Cusco is still to come. Only a few days after Qoyllur Rit’i and Corpus Christi, on June 24th – the day that the sun is farthest away from the earth – Inti Raymi will be celebrated in Cusco. It is a traditional Inca festival when the people worship the sun and plead for its return. Below you will find some tips and tricks, be prepared to make the most out of this special day in Cusco.
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Terug-naar-School Feestje op Vrijwilligersproject Cusco

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Thursday May 18, 2017 - Posted by
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Back to School Party at Volunteer Project Cusco

Feestje op Vrijwilligersproject in Cusco

Wat Vrijwilligerswerk Betekent voor de Lokale Gemeenschap in Peru
Vrijwilligerswerk in Cusco is een geweldige manier om een band te creëren met de lokale bevolking in Peru en tegelijkertijd bij te dragen aan het dagelijkse leven. Denk aan maatschappelijk werk, onderwijs, gezondheidszorg, dieren- en natuurbescherming, en het stimuleren van de lokale economische groei. Het is erg van belang om te weten wat de belangrijkste aspecten van dit werk zijn. Zonder de vrijwilligers zouden sommige projecten namelijk helemaal niet kunnen bestaan. Als een vrijwilliger in Peru geef je een hele waardevolle bijdrage aan degenen die het zich niet kunnen veroorloven jou te betalen voor de tijd die je besteedt aan het vrijwilligerswerk.

Op AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco is er nog een ander belangrijk aspect van het vrijwilligerswerk. Elke project ontvangt namelijk een DONATIE van van AMAUTA voor de tijd die jij bij een vrijwilligersproject in Cusco doorbrengt. Deze donatie gaat naar noodzakelijke dingen die de organisatie nodig heeft zoals voedsel, kleding en ander materiaal. (more…)

Buenos Aires is a great destination to study Spanish for many different reasons

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Saturday May 13, 2017 - Posted by
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Buenos Aires is a great destination to study Spanish for many different reasons

Buenos Aires is a great destination to study Spanish

Of course the main reason is the character and the experiences of the cosmopoliitan city itself. Buenos Aires is  one of the most amazing and lively cities of South America, full of culture, temperament, tango, arquitecture and so on. That’s why the Argentine capital is also called “the vibrant city that never sleeps”, full of museums, cafes, bars and history.

Wander the bustling streets and grand avenues of Buenos Aires – all just a stone throw from our school building, located in the amazing Barolo Palace downtown Buenos Aires.

Besides that, the friendly people from Buenos Aires have a unique Spanish accent, however, you will be prepared to speak Spanish all over the world. Buenos Aires is a perfect location to live and learn the Spanish language, immersed in the amazing city life of Buenos Aires.
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