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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.  

Celebrating 50 years of Mafalda

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Friday October 03, 2014 - Posted by
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Celebrating 50 years of Mafalda

This month, the Argentine Mafalda celebrates her 50th birthday. Even after so many years she still looks like a 6 year old child. No, Mafalda is not a person with some rare genetic disease, she is a cartoon character.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Mafalda is one of the most emblematic figures of Argentine culture. The comic strip ran from 1964 to 1973 and still she is a well known character in Argentina. Up till today you will find short cartoons of her in the Clarín newspaper. Malfalda represents the Argentinian middle class and she cynically reflects on society and everyday life. The 6 year old girl is intelligent and a bit of a smartass at times. She hates eating soup but loves discussing complex matters. Even to a point that her parents don’t know how to answer her difficult questions. Often she uses her intelligence to manipulate her parents into letting her do what she wants. But always she is righteous and wants to help her friends and family.
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Getting used to the public transport in Peru

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Tuesday August 05, 2014 - Posted by
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Getting used to the public transport in Peru

As a student studying Spanish in Cusco I noticed that taking local buses in Peru is not like taking a bus at home. In my home country buses are expected to leave on time, to not take too many people on board and to stop at the designated stops. Here in Peru it works slightly different. There is no bus schedule telling you at what time the bus leaves, busses are often really, REALLY full and, except for in big cities such as Lima, you can basically jump on and off whenever you like. You just flag down a bus and jump on. Travelling from the Spanish school to my home in Cusco I need to take buses all the time. To me it`s a mystery how people know what bus to take. Looking up buses on the internet is not possible, there are no ticket offices and nowhere is indicated where you’re heading to.
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Why study Spanish in Buenos Aires?

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Friday September 20, 2013 - Posted by
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Why study Spanish in Buenos Aires?

Don’t wait any longer if you are interested in taking a Spanish course in Buenos Aires: below you will find 6 wonderful reasons to study Spanish in Buenos Aires and make the most out of your experience in this electric city full of history, passion, culture, nightlife Spanish language.

Why study Spanish in Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires is a vibrant and intriguing capital city, and an absolute joy to visit. The city is perfect for a truly cultural experience. It is a great lcoation for studying Spanish in Argentina  at one of the many professional language institutes such as AMAUTA Spanish School; and also for volunteering, or for just hanging out and enjoying the atmosphere for a while. The opportunities are endless, and here we give you a few of the many important reasons to plan a visit to this exciting city!
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