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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.  

11 Must-Visit Sites & Things to Do in the Sacred Valley

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Friday November 30, 2018 - Posted by
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11 Must-Visit Sites & Things to Do in the Sacred Valley, Peru

11 Must-Visit Sites & Things to Do in the Sacred Valley

Just an hour’s drive from Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru is named after its importance to the Inca, whose ruined citadels and former agricultural terraces are dotted along the valley’s course.

It’s an awe-inspiring place to visit, flanked by serrated mountains and lush with corn that grows beside the Río Urubamba that flows right along the valley floor. For any visitor to Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is an unmissable spot on your trip to Peru.

Avoid just passing through on the way to the epic Inca fortress of Machu Picchu and instead spend a few days exploring one of Peru’s largest and most dynamic artisan markets, pre-Colombian salt mines and even one-of-a-kind hotels installed high up on the valley sides. Join us as we rundown the eleven Must Visit Sites and best things to do in the Sacred Valley.

Spoiler: yes, AMAUTA Spanish School offers Spanish classes at this amazing location (see #11)!

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The best 5 Cusco Applications

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Tuesday May 15, 2018 - Posted by
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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!

 

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New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

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Sunday July 09, 2017 - Posted by
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New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

 

New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

Cusco and Peru offer so many opportunities that you do not want to choose! You want it all! If you are looking for a unique Spanish Course, check this. You can now explore the city of Cusco and inmserse yourself in Peruvian culture, learn Spanish in Cusco, travel in Peru, know the Peruvian Jungle, do an amazing trek to Machu Picchu and be a volunteer in Peru! All in one, very affordable program: our new Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru.

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Nieuw Spaans & Reis Programma in Cusco: Ontdek Peru!

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Sunday July 09, 2017 - Posted by
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New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

 

Nieuw Spaans & Reis Programma in Cusco: Ontdek Peru!

Cusco en Peru hebben zoveel mogelijkheden te bieden, dat je gewoon niet wilt kiezen! Want je wilt het natuurlijk allemaal doen: de stad Cusco ontdekken, je onderdompelen in de Peruaanse cultuur, Spaans Leren in Cusco, reizen in Peru, een trek naar Machu Picchu en ook nog vrijwilligerswerk doen!

En dit is nu mogelijk in dit nieuwe 4/ 6/ of 8 weeks programma aangeboden door AMAUTA Spanish School, met die nieuwe programma: “Ontdek Peru”!

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Combineer Spaanse Lessen met Culturele ervaring in Peru

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Sunday October 30, 2016 - Posted by
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Study Spanish in the Sacred Valley

Combineer Spaanse Lessen met Culturele ervaring in Peru

Omdat iedereen wel een verandering van perspectief nodig heeft, organiseert AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru regelmatig een Spaanse immersie trip naar de Sacred Valley, van zondag tot zaterdag. Maar 90 minuten buiten Cusco met de bus, biedt AMAUTA studenten een compleet nieuw perpectief van de regio Cusco aan terwijl ze hun Spaanse vaardigheden verbeteren.

Terwijl je in de serene locatie van AMAUTA in Yanahuara woont, biedt de Sacred Valley je verschillende mogelijkheden aan om de prachtige vallei t ontdekken, na afloop van je Spaanse lessen, die ‘s ochtends of laat in de middag plaats vinden. De accommodatie is inclusief, en de studenten krijgen ontbijt en een heerlijke, warme maaltijd per dag die speciaal klaargemaakt is door onze eigen Peruaanse chef.
 
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Pair Spanish Classes with Cultural Experience of Peru

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Tuesday September 27, 2016 - Posted by
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Study Spanish in the Sacred Valley

Study Spanish in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Pair Spanish Classes with Cultural Experience of Peru
As everyone sometimes needs a change of perspective, AMAUTA regularly organizes a week Spanish immersion trip to the Sacred Valley, from Sunday to Saturday. Just 90 minutes outside of Cusco by bus, AMAUTA students are offered a totally new perspective of the region of Cusco while improving their Spanish skills.

While living at AMAUTA´s serene location in Yanahuara, the Sacred Valley offers various possibilities to discover the beautiful valley outside of Spanish classes. Students will have their Spanish courses either in the morning or in the late afternoon. (more…)

Seven questions I continue to ask myself since arriving in Cusco

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Thursday March 17, 2016 - Posted by
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Seven questions I continue to ask myself since arriving in Cusco

Seven questions I continue to ask myself since arriving in Cusco

Every since I arrived in Cusco for my Spanish Immersion Program in Peru, there are some questions that keep coming up and

some thoughts that I continue to ask myself since arriving in Cusco. Do you want to know which ones?

Read my story!

 

  1. Why do I feel like I am always going uphill in Cusco?
    Cusco, the ancient centre of the Incan Empire, is located in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of roughly 3,500 m above sea-level. Its location close to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” complements its mystic character of the capital and the crucial point for Inca culture. For me, Cusco´s importance in the high points of the Incan culture was why I just had to travel there. (more…)

Why is Peru the perfect place to learn Spanish?

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Thursday March 17, 2016 - Posted by
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Why is Peru the perfect place to learn Spanish?

Why is Peru the perfect place to learn Spanish?

If you have been asking yourself why so many people are heading to South America to learn Spanish  – and especially to countries

such as Peru, or Ecuador – read this article.

We’ve listed the Best Seven Reasons Why is Peru the perfect place to Learn Spanish?

Did this blog convince you to book a Spanish course in Cusco? Let us know and you will get a 10% off! This will definitely make it not

only the best but only the cheaper option 🙂

Best Spanish of Latin America is spoken in Peru! According to a survey conducted by the University of Chile in 2013, Peruvians speak the best Spanish in Latin America. Apart from other measures, the study concentrated on pronunciation and use of vocabulary. (Chile itself was among the worst Spanish speaking countries in the study …) (more…)

Hoe ziet een willekeurig dag op onze Sacred Valley Campus er uit?

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Monday February 29, 2016 - Posted by
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What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

Hoe ziet een willekeurig dag op onze Sacred Valley Campus er uit?

Net van de weg af, tussen Urubamba en Ollantaytambo en op een uurtje afstand van Cusco, biedt de AMAUTA Campus in Yanahuara studenten de mogelijkheid om een week weg te zijn van de drukte en de wat lagere temperatuur in Cusco. Het klimaat in de Sacred Valley is over het algemeen heel aangenaam en er zijn meerdere bekende en mooie toeristen attracties vlakbij. Tijdens een gezellig week op het Peruaanse platteland leren de studenten en de Spaanse docenten elkaar heel goed te leren kennen, en maken de studenten grote sprongen met hun Spaans! Elke dag is er een andere aktiviteit om aan mee te doen!

De meeste AMAUTA groepen bestaan uit studenten uit de VS, uit Duitsland, Zwitserland, Nederland, Zweden of Canada komen. Maar er zijn ook deelnemers uit Japan, of uit Brazilie, of uit Frankrijk of Turkije… (more…)

What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

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Saturday December 19, 2015 - Posted by
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What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

Settled just off the road that wanders between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, AMAUTA’s campus or Spanish School  in the Sacred Valley, allows students to spend a week away from the hustle and cool temperatures of Cusco. The climate in the Sacred Valley is generally quite temperate, there are several famous and gorgeous tourist sites quite close, and students get to spend a week getting to know the area, their professors and each other, and practicing Spanish in every-day activities.

A typical group from AMAUTA Spanish School includes students from the US, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and Canada.. many times there are students as well from Turkey, from France, or Belgium, Japan or Brazil… (more…)