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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.  

How altitude in Cusco will affect your body

Tuesday February 26, 2019 - Posted by
How altitude in Cusco will affect your body

How the Altitude in Cusco will affect your body

when learning Spanish in Cusco

It is one of the Frequently Asked Questions for the AMAUTA course counsellors from students that have registered for one of our Spanish courses in Peru: how will the altitude in Cusco affect my body?

Will I get soroche, altitude sickness? Will I be bothered by the altitude? Will I be strong enough to live and learn Spanish in Cusco at 3400 meters above sea level? And what should I do to avoid soroche?

Fortunately, we can always confirm that the altitude is hardly ever a problem for our Spanish students*. We recommend to rest upon arrival, and take it easy during the first days so your body can adjust to the altitude before starting the Spanish classes in Cusco.


Hoe zal mijn lichaam op de hoogte in Cusco reageren?

Friday March 18, 2016 - Posted by
How altitude in Cusco will affect your body

Het is een van de meest gestelde vragen aan AMAUTA medewerkers van studenten die zich gaan registreren voor een van onze Spaanse cursussen in Peru: Hoe zal mijn lichaam op de hoogte in Cusco reageren?

Wordt ik ziek van de hoogte? Zal ik last krijgen van hoogte? Zal ik sterk en fit genoeg zijn om te leven en Spaans te leren in Cusco op een hoogte van 3400 meter boven de zee spiegel? En wat kan ik doen om het te vermijden?

Gelukkig is de hoogte voor de meeste studenten geen probleem*. We geven al onze studenten wel het advies om uit te rusten na aankomst in Cusco; doe het vooral rustig aan tijdens de eerste dagen, zodat je lichaam kan wennen aan de hoogte, en drink de eerste dagen geen alcohol. (more…)