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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.  

Volunteering in Peru is life changing

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Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Posted by
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Volunteering in Peru: life changing!

Volunteering in Peru is life changing!

Did you know AMAUTA Spanish School organizes interesting volunteer placements in Peru for Spanish Students? We think this is a great way to give back to Peruvian society. For the volunteers, working in Peru, Cusco, gives them the opportunity to meet the local Peruvian people and to have an extraordinary living and working experience while improving their Spanish abilities. AMAUTA selects the projects that we work with carefully. Combine this with all you will experience during your travels in Peru, and you will easily understand why Volunteering in Peru is a once in a lifetime experience!

In this blog, we happily introduce you to Amandine. As many others, Amandine choose AMAUTA Spanish School for their Spanish-language experience and for volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years of experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco, Peru. If you’d like to know what it is like to be a volunteer in Peru, in Cusco, read about the work our Spanish student Amandine did volunteering in Cusco! (more…)

Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

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Thursday March 02, 2017 - Posted by
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Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

Volunteer in orphanage in Peru

Volunteer projects in Cusco can be found all over the country. AMAUTA is proud to work closely with over 20 different volunteer projects in the region of Cusco.

Cusco is home to amazing archeological ruins in the world, of which Machu Picchu is the most famous one. One of the projects we work with is an orphanage in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Only committed and engaged volunteers get the opportunity to live and work here, together with the Peruvian staff of the project.
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5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru

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Tuesday November 15, 2016 - Posted by
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5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru

5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru,

or, elsewhere in Latin America…
 

  1. A Different Volunteering Perspective
     
    One of the most difficult realities about volunteering in Latin America – and Peru is no exception – is this: organizations do not often provide structure for their volunteers. This means that volunteers are sometimes required to take more initiative and look for things that need to be done. Although this can be difficult at times, it is a great opportunity to practice taking initiative and to apply your unique ideas to the place you are volunteering.
     
  2. The (Spanish) Language Barrier: speaking Spanish
     
    Don´t forget that you will be living and volunteering in Peru among people who don´t speak your native language. They speak Spanish! This means that communication can often be difficult, but not impossible. In fact, volunteering is a great way to practice your Spanish in real situations, rather than in the controlled environment of a classroom. (more…)

Meeting Sarah, our Volunteer Coordinator in Cusco

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Friday May 20, 2016 - Posted by
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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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Friday May 13, 2016 - Posted by
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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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Noah’s story: About Learning Spanish & Volunteering in Peru

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Tuesday April 19, 2016 - Posted by
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Noah’s story: About Learning Spanish & Volunteering in Peru

Volunteering, learning Spanish, traveling in Peru and living abroad: those are the ingredients of the exciting and interesting AMAUTA Volunteer Program in Cusco, Peru.

The Dutch Noah was one of the participants this Spring 2016; she was with us in Cusco for almost two months and a half. So now that she is a Cusco expert 😉 and only a few days before she’s leaving Peru and traveling home again, our volunteer coordinator talked to about her experiences in Cusco and made this short video where Noah tell us about her time in Peru.
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How a Volunteer in Cusco did a great job

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Wednesday February 17, 2016 - Posted by
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How a Volunteer in Cusco did a great job

Laura, one of the participants on our Spanish and Volunteer program in Peru, has been volunteering at an orphanage in Cusco for the past few weeks. She has grown really close to the young girls there and has been such a creative volunteer!

From doing different activities at the orphanage to taking them to the local pool, she has made the past weeks a memorable experience for the girls. (more…)

A few days of Volunteering in Buenos Aires with “TECHO”

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Wednesday December 30, 2015 - Posted by
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A few days of Volunteering in Buenos Aires with “TECHO”

Are you looking for a volunteer experience in Argentina but you do not have the time to participate in our Spanish and Volunteer Program?Here is an alternative for those who want to do a few days of volunteering in between Spanish classes in Buenos Aires: a weekend of volunteer work with “TECHO”.

TECHO (also known as Un Techo para mi Pais), is a worldwide non-profit organisation that fights extreme poverty in Latin America by constructing transitional housing. TECHO works with over 72,000 volunteers who constructed houses for over 100,000 families in 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. (more…)

Volunteer in a Peruvian Hospital in Cusco

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Wednesday July 01, 2015 - Posted by
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Volunteer in a Peruvian Hospital in Cusco

Volunteer in a Peruvian Hospital in Cusco.
Meet Patricia. She is 24 and a trained nurse from Switzerland. Currently she is living in Cusco (Peru) for a five-month volunteer program in Peru, in a local hospital.

Patricia finished her studies for professional operating technique in 2013 and in order to gain more work experience in nursing she decided to further her career and advance her practical skills abroad. That’s when she received information about the Spanish and volunteer programs from AMAUTA Peru and she decided to travel to Cusco.

Before starting her job in the hospital San Juan de Dios, she took a four-week Spanish course at Amauta Peru to prepare herself linguistically and culturally for working with Peruvian patients and doctors. (more…)