Welcome to our Blog

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.  

6 reasons to consider Peru for your Gap Year

Saturday November 30, 2019 - Posted by
6 reasons to consider Peru for your Gap year

6 reasons to consider Peru for your Gap Year

Did you just finish high school and are you uncertain about what to do next? Do you need a break from studying and want to explore the world?

There are many gap year programs to choose from and you might have some great gap year ideas.  Keep reading and find out why Peru is the Perfect Destination for your Gap Year!


  1. Peru has it all!

Peru is a diverse country with many different climates and environments. Go trekking in the Andean mountains or rafting, or quad riding; go surfing and swimming at the coast, go sandboarding in dessert or go for a ride in a sand buggy and explore Peru’s wildlife in the rainforest and the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu.  Because Peru has it all!




7 Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Spanish

Wednesday September 26, 2018 - Posted by
The 7 Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Spanish If You Like to Travel

7 Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Spanish


Whether you’re looking to travel to Peru or other parts of South America or you’re just lining up your next challenge, studying a second language is a valuable thing to do. The benefits of learning Spanish, particularly if you have designs on travel, can’t be understated.

If you’re looking for more inspiration for why you should learn Spanish, read on as we take you through the seven main benefits of picking up this beautiful language up. Don’t  hesitate any  longer and start learning Spanish right away!

Studying Spanish makes travelling abroad a whole lot easier

If you’ve yet to embark upon a journey through South America, you probably don’t quite appreciate the difficulties that you come across as a monolinguist or solo English speaker in these parts.

Want to get to another city? You’ll be needing the colectivo, or possibly the micro. (more…)

The best 5 Cusco Applications

Tuesday May 15, 2018 - Posted by
The best 5 Cusco Applications

The Best 5  Cusco Applications

In this article, we will recommend you the Best 5 Cusco Applications you will want to use while living in Peru. Or when preparing your trip to Peru.  Because once registered for your Spanish course in Cusco you will start preparing yourself for your adventure and Spanish immersion experience in Peru.

Obviously this will involve a lot of reading about Cusco and about Peru. There are many,  many  good blogs and articles online to be found.

For instance, here is a good link about what to pack for your trip to Peru.

Or this one with important cultural tips you need to know.

And if you are interested in the culture of Cusco, there is this interesting Cusco culture blog.

But of course there are great apps too, that wil be very usefull before and during your stay in Cusco.  Here is a list with The best 5 Cusco Applications that will make your phone  your personal assistant before and during your stay in Cusco. These applications will make your packing easier, but also the Spanish learning process, your stay in Cusco and maybe further travel. And the best part? They are for free!



What are our Most Popular 2016 Blogs?

Thursday December 29, 2016 - Posted by
What are our Most Popular Blogs from 2016?

What are our Most Popular 2016 Blogs?

If you are interested in learning Spanish in Peru or Argentina, and you also enjoy reading about Spanish Learning Tips and about Peruvian or Argentine Culture, you might just LOVE this short list that includes our Most Popular 2016 Blogs. We have organizing the blogs in four sections.

# 1 Section Spanish Learning

The Fun Festivities of Christmas in Cusco

Friday December 16, 2016 - Posted by
The Fun Festivities of Christmas in Cusco

The Fun Festivities of Christmas in Cusco

Spending Christmas in Peru during the Christmas holidays while learning Spanish in Cusco is a unique and unforgettable experience. Are you curious to know what to do and how Christmas will be celebrated in Peru? There are various events and activities throughout Cusco during the Christmas season that will provide all travelers and our Spanish students in Peru with fun, cultural memories!
Santurantikuy Christmas Fair

The Santurantikuy Christmas Fair is one of the main events in the city of Cusco during the Christmas holidays in Peru, and it is the perfect way to experience the Peruvian culture while getting in the Christmas spirit. (more…)

Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco

Thursday December 15, 2016 - Posted by
Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco

Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco.

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.


5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru

Tuesday November 15, 2016 - Posted by
5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru

5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru,

or, elsewhere in Latin America…

  1. A Different Volunteering Perspective
    One of the most difficult realities about volunteering in Latin America – and Peru is no exception – is this: organizations do not often provide structure for their volunteers. This means that volunteers are sometimes required to take more initiative and look for things that need to be done. Although this can be difficult at times, it is a great opportunity to practice taking initiative and to apply your unique ideas to the place you are volunteering.
  2. The (Spanish) Language Barrier: speaking Spanish
    Don´t forget that you will be living and volunteering in Peru among people who don´t speak your native language. They speak Spanish! This means that communication can often be difficult, but not impossible. In fact, volunteering is a great way to practice your Spanish in real situations, rather than in the controlled environment of a classroom. (more…)

Halloween and Cancion Criolla: celebrating October 31 in Peru!

Tuesday October 25, 2016 - Posted by
Halloween celebration in Peru

Halloween and Cancion Criolla: celebrating October 31 in Peru!

So, do you celebrate Halloween in Peru? Yes and No! On the 31st of October, our students learning Spanish in Peru, can take part in two different kinds of celebrations in Peru: the typical Halloween celebration, as we know it from North America, and the ¨Día de la Canción Criolla¨.

Halloween, as it is celebrated in the US, is becoming more and more popular in Peru. We call it “Noche de Brujas”. It has not yet risen to this special kind of enthusiasm, where people plan out their night and even more importantly their costumes for weeks and decorate their houses with all kinds of creepy creatures – but we celebrate two crucial elements of US Halloween in Peru: Trick or Treating and of course: parties!

Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Thursday October 20, 2016 - Posted by
Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Superintensive Spanish course

If you need to learn Spanish very quicky, the AMAUTA Super Intensive Total Immersion Program is your best choice. Many participants of this Spanish course need to learn Spanish fast, mainly for employment reasons. Our Super Intensive Spanish course in Peru is tailor-made based on a total immersion model. You will study Spanish with a private teacher in the morning (for four hours) followed by lunch with your teacher (one hour) to practice conversation skills. After lunch, the afternoon will be spent visiting places of interest in the city of Cusco (three hours). You will continue your Spanish learning and you will practise language, nor only with your teachers but with many local people as well. Plus, you will learn about many aspects of Peruvian culture and history. Talking to and living with native speakers if the best language training you can possibly get and if you make Spanish part of your daily life – as this program does for you – success will be guarenteed. (more…)

1 Week Of Spanish Classes in Peru FOR FREE: book 4 & get 5!

Wednesday June 01, 2016 - Posted by

1 Week Of Spanish Classes in Peru FOR FREE: book 4 & get 5!

Our Spanish Immersion Courses in Cusco do not only offer you to improve your Spanish in a very short period of time. Taking on of our Spanish courses you will do more: our students truly LIVE and experience Peru and make Peruvian & and foreign friends while learning Spanish and exploring Peru.

For all last minute bookings, AMAUTA now offers ONE WEEK OF SPANISH CLASSES and student residence accommodation FOR FREE.

Book 4 and get 5 weeks for the incredible price of $ 1197.

So if you like to learn Spanish and if you love travel, adventure and culture, register now for this amazing experience at our top location Cusco. We are located in the city center of Cusco, at a 3 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas in a nice colonial building with the typical blue balconies. (more…)