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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.  

Mijn Candelaria ervaring tijdens mijn cursus Spaans in Cusco

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Wednesday February 17, 2016 - Posted by
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My Candelaria Experience as a Spanish Student in Peru

Mijn Candelaria ervaring tijdens mijn cursus Spaans in Cusco

Het Candelaria festival in Puno is het derde grootste festival in Zuid-Amerika. Het vindt elk jaar in februari plaats vlak bij het Titicaca meer in het zuiden van Peru op een hoogte van 3,810 meter. Duizenden dansers met hun ongelooflijke outfits komen naar dit festival om op te treden en duizenden toeristen komen om te kijken. Als je in Peru bent in februari voor een cursus Spaans in Peru, of gewoon om te reizen, dan moet je zeker een kijkje nemen bij het festival in Puno.

Ik ging samen met een groep mede studenten van de Amauta Spanish School naar Puno. We konden niet wachten om de Candelaria te vieren met de mensen in Puno. Dit is wat onze ervaring compleet en onvergetelijk maakte: (more…)

My Candelaria Experience as a Spanish Student in Peru

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Friday February 12, 2016 - Posted by
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My Candelaria Experience as a Spanish Student in Peru

The Candelaria festival in Puno is the third largest festival in South America. It takes place every year in February on the edge of Lake Titicaca, in Southern Peru, which has an elevation of 3,810 meters. Thousands of dancers flock to this festival with their amazing costumes, and thousands of tourists observe the event. If you are in Peru in February, to participate in a Spanish course, or just to travel in Peru, you should definitely make it a priority to go to this festival!

I went to the festival with a group of fellow students from Amauta Spanish School. We could not wait to celebrate Candelaria with the people of Puno. Here are a few things that made our experience unforgettable: (more…)

La partida de Cusco a Puno y el Lago Titicaca

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Monday December 22, 2014 - Posted by
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Después de haber pasado casi cinco meses en el Cusco aprendiendo el español, para mí ya era hora de ir en busca de una nueva aventura. Decidí ir a Puno con un amigo de la casa, con quien había congeniado. Ya sabiendo la correcta ubicación en el lago Titicaca, Este es un gran lugar para comenzar su viaje a las islas flotantes.

Para los estudiantes de Español en Cusco ir de excursión un fin de semana a Puno es una gran manera de escapar de la vida cotidiana. En Puno en sí no hay mucho que hacer, pero sin duda debes ir allá si quieres visitar el lago Titicaca. Es un viaje de siete horas en autobús, no es un tiempo demasiado largo. Este es un autobús nocturno, llegamos a Puno a las 6 de la mañana y nos dirigimos directamente a nuestro albergue. (more…)

Heading from Cusco to Puno and Lake Titicaca

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Friday December 12, 2014 - Posted by
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Heading from Cusco to Puno and Lake Titicaca

After having spent almost five months (!) in Cusco learning Spanish, it was time to go on a new adventure. Together with a friend from home, who had just joined me, I decided to head to Puno. Known for its location right at Lake Titicaca it is a great place to start your trip to the floating Uros islands or to one of het other islands such as Amantani or Taquile.

For Spanish Students in Cusco going on a weekend excursion to Puno is a great way to escape daily student life. In Puno itself there is not that much to do, but it definitely is the place to go if you want to visit Lake Titicaca. It is a seven hour bus ride, just a good amount of time: not too long. It’s a night bus anyway, we arrived in Puno at six in the morning and headed straight to our hostel. (more…)