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Welcome to the land of the mysterious Incas, high Andean mountains, steamy rainforests and inviting beaches. Whether you’re after River Rafting or hiking the Inca trail, Peru has it all! Enjoy Machu Picchu, the Manu or Tambopata rain forest reserve, Cusco, capital of the ancient Inca empire, the Sacred Valley, Arequipa’s Colca Canyon, or Lake Titicaca. With 103 possible ecological zones and a rich cultural heritage, Peru offers something for everyone.
Everyone who visits Peru inevitably comes to Cusco, one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The city was founded around 1100 AD. According to the Inca creation myth, the sun sent his son, Manco Capac, and the Moon her daughter, Mama Occlo, to spread culture through the barbaric lands. They emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca and began their journey in search of the place where they would found their kingdom. When they reached the site of present-day Cusco, Manco plunged his golden staff into the ground in order to test its suitability and it sank deep into the fertile soil. This was the sign they were looking for. They named this place Cusco, meaning "the navel of the world'.
After the conquest, the Spanish built their colonial churches and houses on top of the Inca foundations and this fascinating mix of architectural styles is still much in evidence. The city, the former capital of the Inca empire, has enough to hold the interest of even the most demanding of tourists: the convents, the churches, the museums, the Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral and the ruins in and around Cusco (Sacsahuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay). Almost every street has remains of Inca Walls, arches and doorways.
Just outside of Cusco lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with its picturesque villages and colourful traditional Indian markets. In the heart of this valley is Urubamba, where we also offer the opportunity to study Spanish and get immersed in traditional, Peruvian life, far away from the tourist centres.
The Valley runs west all the way to Machu Picchu, Peru's best known archaeological site. This ancient citadel remains the most spectacular sight in all the Americas! For centuries it was buried in the jungle, until this lost Inca town was discovered in 1911. It's the combination of Inca ruins, unforgettable views, magnificent mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety, which make the Machu Picchu national park truly an experience!
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about the School.
The school is located in a colonial building at only one block from the main square, the 'Plaza de las Armas' Part of the building is dedicated to student accommodation. The school has 25 classrooms of different sizes, the smaller ones being uses for individual lessons. The school is equipped with a multimedia classroom, a very spacious meeting room, a sunny terrace, and a café "La Tertulia" the perfect meeting point for students.
Currently, the school program runs at three locations: the beautiful city of Cusco, the picturesque village of Urubamba (in the Sacred Valley of the Incas) and the Rainforest of MANU. Take advantage of studying at either or all three locations, each highlighting a different aspect of Peruvian culture.
The school also offers a Volunteer Program which provides the unique opportunity to live and work in Peru while cultivating a superior level of Spanish proficiency.
The school is known for its interactive, communicative and personal teaching methods. Standard group or individual programs include four hours of instruction per day from Monday to Friday. The complementary cultural courses (freely included in all programs) are an excellent complement of the course since they are a great way of improving your Spanish in activities all directed towards learning in a dynamic environment where you will learn about Latin American and Peruvian culture.
Spanish Language and Culture courses available:
The school is a site for the Multi-City Program in Spain, Mexico and Peru.
- Intensive Spanish for General Purposes: group, individual and combination courses;
- Spanish for General Purposes On Location (Urubamba and/or Manu)
- Total Spanish Immersion Program;
- Spanish for Medical Purposes;
- Spanish for 55+;
- Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture for University Students;
- Inca Civilization;
- Christmas Course;
- Quechua - the original language of the Incas course;
- Peruvian Cultural Workshop Program
- Spanish plus Volunteer Program
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