Learn Spanish in Cusco
- School Type: 1st Choice
- Language Taught: Spanish
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Learning Spanish abroad in Cusco, Peru is one of many language immersion programs offered by AmeriSpan. Peru shares borders with Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. The country has three distinct regions: a narrow coastal belt along the Pacific Ocean, the wide Andean mountains, and the Amazon rainforest. Although the coastal belt is a desert, that is where most of the population lives. Peru is renowned as the land of the Incas, but many great pre-Columbian civilizations flourished. Visitors can see the ancient ruins of the Inca capital of Cusco, and explore the lost city of Machu Picchu as well as ruins from a variety of other cultures, including the Nazca and Moche.
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Once the capital of the great Inca civilization, Cusco is also home to magnificent examples of colonial architecture. The stone foundations of Inca temples are still visible in the colonial buildings in and around the city. Many international tourists are drawn to Cusco for its close proximity to the famous Machu Picchu ruins and the Inca Trail. Due to the high elevation, it is cold at night and cool during the day year round. However, this can be a great excuse to seek out the many Indian markets selling the beautiful wool sweaters and textiles of Peru. Surrounded by the wealth of its Inca history and offering the comforts of an internationally known town, Cusco truly is an exciting place to learn Spanish.
Cusco Spanish School Facilities:
Breathtaking views of the Andes greet you from the school's doorstep, located one block from the main square (Plaza de Armas) in an independent building. It has administration offices, many multi-media classrooms, an internet cafe with free Wi-Fi, small kitchen, a study/leisure space and a lovely sunny terrace. Capacity is 60-120 students/day.
What We Like:
- Private room
- Beautiful colonial town
- Diverse mix of students
- Cost of living is low
- Intercambio program, great way to meet locals and gain a better understanding of their way of life and culture
- Possible to switch to other school locations in the Sacred Valley and Tambopata Rainforest
What We Don't Like:
- Basic living conditions (small room, plain food, etc)
- Takes a few days to get used to the high altitude
- Public safety concerns in certain areas of Peru
- Many international tourists in Cusco
- Usually a 30-minute walk or short commute to
- Teachers' ability & experience varies
Mixed nationalities and ages, with many students coming from Western and Northern Europe, North America, Brazil, Germany, the UK and Australia. University students, professionals and independent travelers
Past Participants Who Studied Spanish in Cusco
Nichole D.: My experience in Cusco, Peru was one of the best experiences of my life. The lessons were educational and fun, too. We volunteered at Clinica San Juan de Dios which is predominantly a holistic clinic for children. I not only learned a lot of Spanish, but improved on my nursing skills as well.
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General Spanish Classes in Cusco, Peru
- 4 hrs/day classes (20 hrs/wk)
- Group classes (max 6)
- Private room with host family
- 2 meals daily
- Airport pickup in Cusco
- Guided tour of Cusco
- Daily organized activities
- Intercambio (paired with Peruvians, take turns speaking English/Spanish)
Additional Options (extra cost):
- One-on-one classes
- Lima Package: see prices page
- Organized weekend trips
2013 Prices (Click to see prices for 2012)
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|4 hrs/day Group w/homestay
|4 hrs/day Group classes only
Airport Pickup: Included
Airport Pickup Comments:
Important note: Airport pickup is included in Cusco.
Lima Package: Please contact us for current prices, since airfare fluctuates. The Lima package must be paid in full to reserve and is non-refundable.
Includes: pick up at Lima airport, transfer to hotel, night at the hotel in Lima, transfer to airport & one-way airfare to Cusco. Please book this option with at least 2-3 weeks notice. You should arrive in Lima on the Saturday before your classes start.
On Sunday, at 4pm, there is an informal meeting for all new students with a walking tour in town. For those who arrive on later flights there is also an orientation on Monday morning, after the placement test.
Program Additions & Upgrades:
* Extra homestay nights: $27/night
* Private Classes: $13/hour
2013: 1/1, 3/29, 5/1, 5/30, 6/24, 7/28, 10/8, 11/1, 12/8, 12/24 after 2pm, 12/25, 12/31 after 2pm
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