Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

On this page, you will find lots of helpful information regarding your Spanish immersion program in Peru and the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions you students have about learning Spanish in Peru.

What to expect upon arrival to Peru? What is travelling in Peru like? What type of accommodation in Cusco do you recommend? What kind of activities are arranged by the school, and what are not-to-be-missed tours and trips in Peru? How much do I need to budget for my stay in Cusco? What do I need to do when arranging before my trip?

Of course, you can also find more information regarding the different Spanish courses in Peru, and we will address possible concerns regarding your booking. So get informed to be fully prepared for your Spanish Immersion trip to Peru!

Arrival in Peru

How does the Lima pick up package work?

Is it possible to travel overland from Lima to Cusco?

What can I expect upon arrival in Cusco?

Accommodation

Do the host families live far from the Spanish school?

Can I get details about my host family in advance?

What meals are included at the host family

Can we share a double room as a couple?

I arrive in Cusco on Saturday, where can I stay? Can I go straight to the host family, or do I book a hotel for one day?

I am a vegetarian; is that a problem for my host family?

How does the school choose my family?

Can I change my accommodation after arrival?

Can I split my time at different locations and accommodations?

Shall I take a gift for my host family?

Spanish Lessons

How many people are there in a group?

What are the class schedules?

How much time do I need to become fluent in Spanish?

How much can I learn in one week?

What do you recommend I take, group or private lessons?

Do the teachers give homework?

Where is the school in Cusco located? In the city center?

What level should I take?

Do the teachers speak English?

Help! I do not speak any Spanish at all!

Is there a minimum age for enrollment?

What is my first day at school like?

Can I change my program after enrollment and do a different course? Are there any additional costs involved?

When can I start my course?

Excursions / Weekend Activities

Does the school offer tours and activities?

What are the possibilities for visiting Machu Picchu?

What are the most popular tours and activities in the Cusco region?

Peru, Cusco and Surroundings

What is the population of Cusco? What is the city of Cusco like?

What is the weather like in Cusco?

Prices and Enrollment

What if I get sick during my stay in Peru and I have to go home?

Are there any hidden fees apart from the costs for class and accommodation?

How can I pay?

Can I study for a few weeks, then take a break, and then continue for another couple of weeks?

Will you replace classes missed by national holidays?

Can I extend my course and accommodation?

How far ahead should I book my course (and accommodations)?

Which days should I book my plane ticket for? Can you book my trip for me?

How do I get a discount?

Others

On the news, I heard that there are (political) problems in Peru and that it is a dangerous country. Is this true?

Why should I choose your school? How long has the school been open?

How much money will I need during my stay in Peru?

Do I need medical and travel insurance?

Is there good WIFI at the school? And in Cusco in general?

Are there ATMs in Cusco?

How can I change money?

Do I need a visa for Peru?

Do I need to take any study material with me?

If something unexpected happens, who should I speak to?

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