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  • That is right; I am a Canuck. That’s what people typically call people from Canada. I will be here in Cusco, Peru for three months studying Spanish with AMAUTA Spanish School and I will also be writing about my experiences as an AMAUTA student so you can get a sense of what to expect when you choose to study with AMAUTA. I would love to hear from readers, so please feel free to leave questions or comments on any of my blog posts! Without further ado, the first two weeks…

    A Canuck in Cusco: Life as a Canadian AMAUTA student

    Week 1: Adjustments and welcome

    After almost 24 hours of travelling, I arrived in Cusco from Toronto, Canada, and after not sleeping during the night (this may be a right of passage for Peru-bound tourists) all I wanted to do when I arrived was just that – sleep. Thankfully, I did, and I awoke refreshed. However, after a short jaunt to the main square, the altitude managed to tire me quite quickly. The school is located on a hill (as are most places in Cusco) and not remembering the lack of oxygen at 3400 meters above sea level, I walked at my usual fast pace. NOT a great idea! Some people initially feel sick or dizzy due to the altitude, but luckily I only experienced shortness of breath. I was told coca tea eases the effects of the altitude so I have been drinking it, and it is quite delicious, as well! One of the many medicinal wonders of the Incas!

    2011 marks an extremely important occasion for Peru as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu. Join us at Amauta and be part of something momentous! Alongside studying Spanish you will experience the Peruvian culture in full flair.

    100 Years of Machu Picchu and an exciting time to study Spanish in Peru!

    In typical Peruvian style, festivities will be on a grand scale. There are a multitude of events planned to honor this momentous occasion, so if you are visiting Peru you will not be short of exciting activities.
    There could be no better time to come and study Spanish in Peru, and especially here in Cusco! Many ongoing events are taking place in honor of the anniversary, including music festivals, school contests and more.

    There really could be no better time to study Spanish in Peru. As the month for festivals, June is set to be full of fun and activity, especially here in Cusco – the Incan capital. The traditional festivities revolve around this city, also known as the ´Navel of the Earth´.

    Our AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru is located in the heart of this fascinating city, just minutes away from the Plaza de Armas and the centre of everything. At the school we participate actively in all the festivities, of which there are plenty

    Study Spanish in Cusco in June Festival Month

    Learn Spanish in Cusco at Amauta

    Learning Spanish at AMAUTA in Cusco (Peru) is a great experience. You will be totally immersed in the Spanish language local cultural as FREE DAILY ACTIVIITES are freely offered for all Spanish students and volunteers.

    Learn Spanish in Cusco at Amauta

    Our Spanish Programs include a dynamic, interesting and fun leisure program that is complementary to the process of learning the Spanish language.