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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.  

5 consejos: Cómo manejar tu dinero en Perú

Thursday December 11, 2014 - Posted by

Vivir y viajar en el Perú es interesante en muchos aspectos No sólo es un país que ofrece un montón de atractivos turísticos, sino que tu propia vida cotidiana también funciona un poco diferente que en casa. Cuando elijas Perú como destino para aprender español, para ser voluntario o viajar por los alrededores, te darás cuenta desde el momento en que llegas las cosas son diferentes.
Toma nota de los siguientes consejos antes de comenzar tu aventura en el Perú: Podrías ahorrar algo de dinero

  1. No se aceptan? No te sorprendas si tu dinero no se acepta, por ejemplo, en un restaurante o tienda. Esto por lo general es el caso cuando un billete se ve viejo, desgastado o rasgado. Ninguna de las tiendas aceptarán billetes rasgados; aún así, todos ellos tratarán de darte billetes rasgados en el cambio. No es la intención de robarte, sino más bien una cuestión de ‘pereza’. No te sientas triste cuando te des cuenta que alguien te dio un billete que ahora parece imposible pasar. Sólo tienes que ir a El Banco de la Nación. Ellos te cambiarán el billete viejo por uno nuevo. La razón es que los propietarios de tiendas y restaurantes que no aceptan estos billetes es que no quieren hacer el esfuerzo de ir al banco.


5 Insiders tips: How to handle your money in Peru

Friday November 28, 2014 - Posted by

5 Insiders tips: How to handle your money in Peru

Living and travelling in Peru is interesting in many ways. Not just does the country offer plenty of touristic attractions, daily life itself also works a bit different than at home. When you have chosen Peru as a destination to learn Spanish, to volunteer or to travel around, you will notice from the moment you arrive that things are different. Take note of the following tips before starting your adventure in Peru: it could safe you some money!


  1. Not accepted? Do not be surprised if your money is not accepted, for instance in a restaurant or shop. This usually is the case when a note looks old, worn down or ripped. None of the stores will accept ripped notes; still, they will all try to give ripped notes as change. It is not meant to rip you off, but more a matter of ‘laziness’. Don’t feel sad when you find out someone gave you a note that now seems impossible to spend. Just go to El Banco de la Nación. They will change your old note for a new one. The reason for shop and restaurant owners to not accept these notes is that they don’t want to make the effort of going to the bank.