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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!

Tips for Amazing Roadtrip in North of Argentina

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Tips for a amazing Roadtrip in the North of Argentina

Tips for Amazing Roadtrip in North of Argentina
 
If you like to go on adventurous road trips after your Spanish Course in Buenos Aires, the North of Argentina is the place for you. Because this is the perfect spot to rent a car and go exploring! read here our Tips for an Amazing Roadtrip in the North of Argentina.

It is best to start in San Miguel de Tucuman and make your way up the Tafi del Valle to Cafayate. The Tafi del Valle is a beautiful road that provides lots of opportunities for good pictures.
 
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What to do in Buenos Aires on a cold and rainy day?

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What to do in Buenos Aires on a cold and rainy day?

When you don’t know what to do in Buenos Aires on one of these cold and rainy days in Argentina, we have the following list for you. To cheer up a cold afternoon, after Spanish classes in Buenos Aires.

  • For Netflix lovers.

On Netflix there is a whole section of Latin American movies. Immerse yourself in the continent and watch series, movies and documentaries. You will also learn a lot of Spanish as most series are in Spanish, some in Brazilian, however, there are Spanish subtitles.
 
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A Guide to the Nicest Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

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A Guide to the Nicest Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

A Guide to the Nicest Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

If you are planning on coming to Argentina for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires, one of the most important things you have to arrange is housing. Of course you have the option to take a homestay through the school and for sure you will have a great experience.

However, if you wish to arrange your own accommodation, the following information is very usefull for you. Buenos Aires is a very big city with many neighborhoods, and if you have never been to this city, it might be difficult to choose a particular neighborhood.

I have experienced this myself before coming to Buenos Aires for my internship in Argentina and I was really puzzled by the many neighborhoods and the many different suggestions that people made about them. (more…)

Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la cultura y tradiciones de Argentina

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Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la cultura y tradiciones de Argentina

Diferentes países tienen diferentes tradiciones y costumbres. Cuando todo esté listo para su curso de español en Argentina y si no desea ser un forastero ignorante que no sabe nada acerca de la cultura argentina, ¡siga leyendo!

Si usted va a vivir con una familia argentina, su madre anfitriona sin duda estará impresionada si usted está familiarizado con los siguientes usos y costumbres argentinas. ¿Y quién no quiere causar una primera buena impresión?

Costumbres que Necesita saber para su Vida Social en Argentina
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All You Need to Know about Argentinean Culture and Traditions

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All You Need to Know about Argentinean Culture and Traditions

Different countries have different traditions and customs. When you are all set up for your Spanish course in Argentina and you don’t want to be the ignorant outsider who doesn’t know anything about the Argentinean culture, continue reading: All You Need to Know about Argentinean Culture and Traditions.  This will be a great way to prepare yourself for your study abroad program in Argentina.

And if you will be living with an Argentinean host family, your guest mum will definitely be impressed if you are familiar with the following Argentine customs and traditions. And who doesn’t want to make a great first impression?


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Top 3 Tips: the nicest restaurants in the famous Barrio Chino of Buenos Aires

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Top 3 Tips: the nicest restaurants in the famous Barrio Chino of Buenos Aires

Top 3 tips: the nicest restaurants in the famous Barrio Chino of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has so much to offer, that our students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires will never finish to explore this amazing city.

One of the not-to-be-missed visits, is to Buenos Aires’ China Town, El Barrio Chino, located in Belgrano, a trendy residencial neighborhood next to Palermo.

Besides buying ingredients to prepare Asian food, there are more things to experience in here. And one of them is an obvious one: try the delicious and amazing Asian Food.

But where to go? Here are the best tips!
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What you need to know about Argentina “mate” drinking

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What you need to know about Argentina “mate” drinking

One thing you will notice during the first days of your Spanish course in Buenos Aires: you see many, many people drinking from beautifully shaped “tea cup” through a metal straw. This is the typical Argentine mate you might have heard of.

Mate is a hot drink prepared by steeping dried leaves of yerba mate and hot water. It is served in a gourd, a mate or a “guampa” in (Argentine) Spanish, and they drink it with a metal straw, a ‘bombilla’.

Mate is a powerful antioxidant that contains many vitamins (A, B, C, E) and it has cholesterol-lowering properties.

The first time I tried it I thought it was very strong and bitter! Like when you are preparing tea but you left the teabag too long in your cup. However, after a few days I started to like actually like it. And the good thing is that it contains a lot of caffeine! Perfect! (more…)

Shop till you drop in Buenos Aires

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Shop till you drop in Buenos Aires

Shop till you drop in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is the perfect place to live your dream as a shopaholic, as there are plenty of shopping malls to visit. The term “shop till you drop” has arguably been invented here in Argentina.

Are you one of those students at our school here in Buenos Aires that love shopping? Here are some options for you, for a nice weekend of a afternoon after Spanish class in Buenos Aires.

Check out the list below in order to discover the best shopping malls to visit while you are in Buenos Aires.
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Your Guide to Using Public Transport in Buenos Aires

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Your Guide to Using Public Transport in Buenos Aires

In the huge city of Buenos Aires it is easy to get lost, so travel tips are always welcome. One app that everyone visiting Buenos Aires should consider installing is “cómo llego buenos aires”. This app helps you find your way around the city; it shows routes of public transport, car, cycling and walking. Especially if you are planning to travel by public transport, this app is very useful, because it calculates the duration of your journey and offers the available means of transport. So, now that you know there are numberous possiblities to get around the city, the next question is: What is the easiest, cheapest, and best transport to use? (more…)

Bouw een Huis Tijdens je Vrijwilligerswerk in Buenos Aires

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

Wil je graag ervaren hoe het is om vrijwilligerswerk te doen, maar heb je geen tijd om deel te nemen aan ons vrijwilligerswerk programma (Spanish and Volunteer Program) in Buenos Aires? Dan hebben wij voor jou een alternatief, namelijk een paar dagen vrijwilligers werk tussen je Spaanse lessen door: vrijwilligerswerk met de organisatie ‘TECHO’.

TECHO (dat bekend staat als Un Techo para mi Pais), is een wereldwijde non-profit organisatie die extreme armoede in Latijns Amerika bestrijdt door huizen te bouwen voor families die geen huis hebben. TECHO heeft inmiddels al meer dan 72,000 vrijwillgers die zich hebben ingezet om huizen te bouwen voor wel meer dan 100,000 families. Dit alles in 19 landen in Latijns Amerika en de Carribean. (more…)