Our school + living at the school

Our school is in the Yanahuara district of Arequipa, slightly to the north-west of the city. It is located just 20 minutes from the airport and famous for its buildings made of sillar, a white volcanic rock, which adds to the charm of the area. The school is located on Calle Tacna, just a 15-minute walk from the city center, and provides stunning views of the city. There is a beautiful hike along the banks of the Chili river, which is just 5 minutes away in the direction of the Mirador de Carmen Alto.

The Yanahuara neighborhood is peaceful and provides a great opportunity to experience local life. The Yanahuara lookout, a popular tourist spot, is just a short walk from the school. Additionally, there are several traditional restaurants called “picanterias” around the school, where you can try local dishes. Some of the local delicacies include queso helado, sango, picarones, and buñuelos. There are also two popular drinks in the area called Energina and Kola Escosesa.

Overall, Yanahuara is a tranquil neighborhood with a lot of local activities, coffee shops, restaurants and traditional stores and markets, which makes it a great place to learn Spanish and get to know the Peruvian culture.

Living at the school

For $165 per week you can stay in a room at the Spanish school. Meals are included in the price. This is a great option for those who want to fully immerse themselves in their studies. The rooms are shared with other students, creating a healthy and supportive environment that helps improve language skills. The school building itself is also inspiring. It’s an old mansion from 1845 made of sillar with a central courtyard illuminated by the Arequipa sun.

Living at the school allows students to feel at home and to form a bond with their teachers and classmates, making for a more comfortable and enjoyable learning experience. Maria, the school’s owner, is also available to make arrangements for trips to nearby destinations like Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca.

Meals feature traditional Peruvian cuisine, but Maria is also used to accommodating special diets such as vegetarian.