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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!
Did you just graduate from a long year of virtual high school and are uncertain about what to do next? Maybe you need a break from the COVID-19 virtual world before you start college classes, or you want to wait until university campuses are more secure and ready for students. Perhaps you just need a break from studying or working, and want to explore the world after hardly any travel in 2020!
There are many safe, COVID-proof gap year programs in Peru to choose from and you might have some great gap year ideas. Now is the best time to find cheap, exclusive private tours that you couldn’t find in the past! You can even obtain the best and safest hotels for great offers. Keep reading and find out why Peru is the Perfect Destination for your 2021 Gap Year! Peru has it all!
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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.
Six reasons to study Spanish in Peru – and why not choose the beautiful city of Cusco and AMAUTA Spanish School? At our downtown location in Cusco, at Calle San Agustin 249, AMAUTA offers Spanish Courses of all duration and at all levels. From Survival Spanish to standard group lessons, Spanish for business, Spanish and Volunteer, Spanish and Tefl, Medical Spanish and many other Spanish courses. Cusco is a fantastic city, and a great travel destination that is on many travel “bucket lists.” Cusco is widely appreciated by travelers that know the city as a true highlight in South America, and an iconic city with much to offer. No better destination for your Spanish course in Peru
Peruvian cuisine has a lot of delicious dishes and fortunately not all of them contain meat or fish. There are actually many really good vegetarian options with maiz like ‘pastel de choclo’, or tamales, yucca, sweet potatoes, tallarin al horno, starters with avocados, ‘sopa de zapallo’ (squash soup), or locro de zapallo. And of course we have the recently discovered super-food, the Peruvian quinoa, which can be used in soups, salads, instead of rice, and even in sweet dishes and desserts. Most Spanish students staying with a local host family in Cusco during their Spanish courses, are pleasently surprised by the variety of vegetarian options Peruvian cuisine and their host mums offers. Also our chef cook at the student residence provides excellent vegetarian options.
Scientist believe the potato began it’s career in food culture between 2000 and 3000 BC and continues today with many different colors, flavors, sizes and textures. Scientists also think all potatoes have originated from the Andes in Peru; well over 100 cultivators can be found in just one valley. Some of the oldest archeological finds were located around Lake Titicaca.
The Papa Perricholi (white potato) is now one of the more popular potatoes sold in Peruvian markets. As this particular potato doesn’t turn brown after peeling, it’s ideal uses are for commercial kitchens and restaurants. If you choose Peru for your Spanish immersion program, you’ll learn more about and try lovely recipes based on the Peruvian potato.
Cusco’s Street Food! How do you feel about giving it a try? So many people warned you not to, but living in Cusco as a Spanish student, we think you should go for it! Streetfood a very cheap and quick way to sample local fare, with no commitment to a full plate! Lots of people are wary of eating food prepared by a street vendor in Peru. But believe me, it’s the norm here in Cusco, and in most cases perfectly safe. Trust your gut…if it looks bad…don’t try it! And trust the crowd…if the people are gathered around waiting to eat it, it’s probably got a good reputation and there´s a reason for that! If it’s deserted, there’s likely a reason for that too, and I’m not interested in finding out what it is!
Following is a list of some popular street bites in Cusco…by no means is this list complete…explore the local fare and let us know what you enjoyed most! Buen provecho!