At a glance
- Immerse yourself in a Spanish-speaking environment and gain a deeper insight into the local culture and traditions.
- Learn from a professional language tutor, with lessons tailored to your level, and practice with local people.
- You can do a standalone language course or combine your classes with one of our volunteer projects or internship programmes.
16 or over
What I do on the Spanish Language Course in Peru?
Your specific project activities might depend on how much Spanish you know, and whether you choose this as a stand-alone or add-on course. These are some of the main activities you will be involved with:
- Learn Spanish during tailored language lessons
- Explore the amazing town of Cusco in Peru
- Help with other work, if you choose to combine your lessons with another project
These are the main focus areas of this language course:
You can choose to do a standalone language course or you can combine your course with one of our other projects in Peru. If you do a standalone course, you’ll receive 15 hours of tuition a week. If you decide to combine your language course with one of our other projects, you can choose between a 5-hour, 14-hour, or 30-hour course.
Your Spanish lessons will be held with your own language tutor. The course will be personalised according to your knowledge, skills, and interests. Your tutor will teach you about the language, but also about the culture in Peru. You’ll come away with a broader understanding of Spanish and how it is spoken in Peru.
What’s great about learning Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country is the chance to practise what you’ve learnt as you travel around Peru, and specifically the city of Cusco. You can chat to vendors at markets, and speak with your host family. If you take part on another project as well, you can practice your Spanish skills with those you work with. Speaking to locals in Spanish is a great way to improve your conversational skills and pronunciation.
Contribute to other projects
If you want to volunteer or do an internship in Peru, you can add a Spanish language add-on for 5-hour, 14-hour, or 30-hour classes.
You can work with children and promote early childhood development, or teach English to school students and local teachers. You can learn medical Spanish to help you learn directly from doctors at our Medicine internship. We have a wide variety of projects on offer. Take a look at the projects we offer in Peru to see if you’d like to combine one of them with your language course.
You can also use this course to improve your Spanish before working on one of our volunteer projects or internships. This is especially useful if a project requires you to speak a certain level of Spanish. Your tutor will tailor your lessons to teach you the vocabulary relevant to your project.
Where will I work in Peru?
Your language course will be based in the city of Cusco. You’ll have your classes at your language tutor’s home.
Cusco is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It was once the capital of the Ancient Incan Empire. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The remains of ancient civilisations are clearly visible as you travel around the city.
Cusco is near the Urubamba Valley, and is surrounded by the Andes mountain range where llamas roam freely.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Leisure activities and free time
Peru is a vibrant country with a mix of activities for every kind of volunteer. Whether you’re into arts, culture, history, or nature, there’s sure to be something for you!
One of the biggest attractions of Peru is the Inca history. There are awe-inspiring archaeological sites like Coricancha, Tambomachay, and of course, Machu Picchu.
Over a weekend, you can take a trip to the village of Pisac, where you can browse bright, eye-catching textile markets. Don’t miss out on seeing the llamas and alpacas too!
There are also lively restaurants, the perfect place to spend an evening relaxing and enjoying local cuisine, like ceviche.
We run a variety of projects in Peru so you’ll likely meet many other volunteers on your trip. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect and travel as a group. However, you’re welcome to travel independently if you prefer.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
Meet the team in Peru
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