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Founded back in 1100 A.D., the modern day Cusco once rose to fame as the capital of the powerful Inca Empire. As such, the city is practically surrounded by ancient ruins, namely the Inca Trail and the famous Machu Picchu.
Travelers and natives agree that Cusco is the most impressive city in Peru. Along with its fascinating history, Cusco boasts an incredible mix mix of Incan and Spanish colonial architecture. Add in the vast beauty of its surrounding terrain, the warmth of its people and the vibrancy of its atmosphere and it's no wonder that visitors never want to leave!
The city lies at a high elevation, so it can be cold at night and cool during the day year-round. However, there’s no need to worry about the chilly temperatures- keep warm with colorful wool sweaters and textiles sold at indigenous markets around town.
All in all, with its friendly faces, wide cultural offerings and rich history, there is no match for Cusco when it comes to acquiring an encompassing vision of Peruvian life.
Study abroad in Cusco and discover it for yourself!
When you study abroad in Cusco, you will be attending a school located right in the thick of things. Along with the more modern amenities - post office, internet cafés, banks, restaurants, museums, etc. - you're mere steps away from Cusco's myriad historical sights.
The most important Incan site in Cusco - the Quorikancha (Temple of the Sun) - is located right in the vicinity, as is Cusco's main square, the "Plaza de Armas," which serves as a lively meeting area as well as the ideal place to sit back and people-watch!
The center itself is a charming 19th-century colonial-style home set on the Limacpampa Grande, an attractive and tranquil plaza. Dispersed on throughout its two stories are 17 classrooms, a video room, an auditorium, an entertainment room and an indoor patio.
Minimum age to study abroad in Cusco: 18 if traveling without a parent, teacher or legal guardian. 12 years old if accompanied by an adult.
Intensive Group Course
Private Spanish Lessons
Activa Intensive Spanish
Staying with a host family in Cusco and participating in their day-to-day life is the best way to learn the language and discover Peru's culture. You will stay in a single room with a full board meal plan.
Another option is to stay in a student residence, where students of all nationalities meet in a multicultural atmosphere. You can stay in a single or double room; no meals are included.
To help you to truly get to know the culture surrounding you, we organize at least 2-3 weekly activities in and around the school. Activities are generally free of charge, but you may have to pay occasional out-of-pocket expenses like transportation and entrace fees.
Common activities that we organize include: city tours, cooking classes, parties, films, lectures, dance classes, and trips to museums and/ or fruit and handicraft markets.
If you would like to head off on a weekend trip elsewhere in Peru, we will be happy to help plan a personalized individual or group excrsions. Depending on the chosen destination, prices for such excursions will vary
Please consult the Peru price page: