Spanish School Peru: AMAUTA

Hola! Welcome to the AMAUTA Spanish School blog!

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!

Meeting Sarah, our Volunteer Coordinator in Cusco

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20May
Meeting Sarah, our Volunteer Coordinator in Cusco

“Come to Peru with an adventurous spirit” is one of the many tips that our friendly and cheerful volunteer coordinator Sarah gives to the future Spanish students and volunteers that will soon be coming to Peru to participate in our volunteer program. Sarah has been working with AMAUTA since January this year and she is now an indispensable member of the AMAUTA Peru Team.

What is it like to be the AMAUTA volunteer coordinator, do you enjoy your job?

Very much, I’m very glad to be here! AMAUTA is a great place, I have great colleagues and together we provide a fun and friendly environment for foreigners that come to Cusco to learn Spanish and/or to do volunteer work in Peru.
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Help us Build a Playground as an AMAUTA Volunteer

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13May
Planning a playground as a Amauta Volunteer

Help us Build a Playground as an AMAUTA Volunteer
AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru offers the unique opportunity to Volunteer and learn the Spanish language while immersed in Peruvian culture.

Taking part in the AMAUTA Volunteer Program in Cusco you have the unique opportunity to live and work in Peru! As a Volunteer you experience the rich, cultural diversity of the country while contributing to the Peruvian society and bridge the gap between foreign visitors and locals. AMAUTA partners with over 30 different projects, including schools, NGO’s, hospitals, orphanages etc in Cusco. Volunteer are welcome throughout the year and can start their Spanish course and volunteer placement any Monday throughout the year.
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Get One Week of Spanish Classes for Free

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29Mar
Get One Week of Spanish Classes for Free

GET ONE WEEK OF SPANISH CLASSES FOR FREE

+ 3 other amazing deals for learning Spanish in Peru

Here you can find our very best Spanish Immersion and Travel Packs for Peru with great Discounts!

Summer 2016 is approaching quickly and you are looking for the best offers now, deciding where to spend your summer holidays. If you like to learn Spanish, if you love travel, adventure and culture, come to Peru!

With our Study Abroad Programs, you will not only learn about Peru but you will LIVE Peru and make Peruvian (and international) friends while traveling, living your adventure and having fun. Our programs are for all ages, no limits.

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Volunteering in Peru – What You Gain from Giving

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18Mar
Volunteering in Peru – What You Gain from Giving

Volunteering in Peru

Thinking about volunteering in Latin America? Peru offers the perfect posibilities for volunteering! Not only are there opportunities in almost every kind of work field, but you will also be able to practice your Spanish immersing into the Peruvian culture!

For many study programs it is useful if not mandatory to engage in some practical work that prepares the student for their future career. Very often this is why students decide to engage in a volunteer project in another country. But volunteering is not just working for free. You will get plenty of things out of this experience! Volunteering in Peru can accompany perfectly your Spanish Classes in Cusco helping you to first-hand practice what you have recently learnt while living in Peru! Not only will you connect to the Peruvian culture in an entirely personal way, but you will gain valuable experiences that will make you see your travel-country through different eyes. (more…)

What did you like most about being a Volunteer in Peru?

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26Jan
What did you like most about being a Volunteer in Peru?

What did you like most about being a Volunteer in Peru?

We asked Simone Kuffner, who’s been volunteering at a local project in Cusco for four months!

Simone is from Austria. She arrived in late September of 2015 and is leaving us in a few days. Simone has been both an excellent volunteer and dedicated Spanish student in Peru here at AMAUTA, and we are sad to see her go. She is practically a Peru professional now! (more…)

What Wikipedia cannot tell you about Dancing in Cusco

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26Nov
What Wikipedia cannot tell you about Dancing in Cusco

A lot of people – travelers, Spanish students, volunteers, tourists – come to Cusco thinking, “I can’t dance.” Fortunately, many of them also think, “Hey, I’m in a new country – why not try something new?!”

Dancing in Peru isn’t just a thing for tourists to try – it’s an integral part of Peruvian and South American culture. It’s not just for professionals or for those blessed with “talent” – it’s a form of exercise, expression, and celebration that nearly all Peruvians will engage in at some stage in their lives. But thankfully, it’s not just for Peruvians – local people all over Peru and in Cusco love sharing their dances with out-of-towners, “talented” or not! (more…)

Volunteer Work in Cusco: playing zombies and painting walls

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11Nov
Trabajo Voluntario en Cusco: jugando a los zombies y pintando paredes

During the last week of October 2015, AMAUTA Spanish School Peru had the privilege of working in various volunteer projects in Cusco with a group from the United States. These young people are currently in a “gap year” traveling in South-America with Youth International, an “experiential learning program that combines rugged international travel, inter-cultural exchange, home stays with local families, volunteer community service work, and outdoor adventure.” The volunteers arrived in Cusco from Bolivia; following their week of volunteer work, they enjoyed the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu; and their next stop is Ecuador. (more…)

Experience the Peruvian culture and learn the Spanish language

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21Jan
peruvian-culture-plaza-armas-cusco

If you are seeking cultural enrichment, language acquisition and a place to have fun, look no further than AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru.
With Spanish teachers who have a strong passion for immersion and language learning you can depend on AMAUTA to help you become more confident in communicating in Spanish.

I personally attended the school located in the city of Cusco, surrounded by Andean mountains, at Calle Suecia. From school it was just a short walk to the ancient ruins of Sacsayhuaman as well as to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

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An experience doing Volunteer Work in Peru

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08Jul
An experience doing Volunteer Work in Peru

Brandon from NYC tells us his story

Brandon Sloan is a 29-year-old volunteer from New York City who has come to Cusco to make something meaningful of his travels to Peru. His volunteer experience at AMAUTA Spanish School has been fun, enjoyable and interesting as he works with kids at an after-school program. Each day from 2:00 to 4:30 he helps the Peruvian children with their homework, plays with them, and answers their many questions about how to say Spanish words in English.
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