South America’s best food, plus surf and salsa.
Incan Empire capital, gateway to Machu Picchu.
Peru is a culturally diverse country with a varied landscape. Its diversity is what makes Peru a top destination for Ecela Spanish students. When you learn Spanish in Peru, not only will you study the language with amazing classmates and professors, but you’ll also have a chance to explore the country, the people and the land. Peru is truly a playground for thrill-seekers and adventurers alike – there’s no shortage of amazing and wonderful experiences to be had.
Peru is positioned between the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful Andes Mountains. Could there be a more desirable location for you to learn Spanish? Better yet, nearly 60 percent of Peru falls within the Amazon rainforest. These are just a few of the many reasons why tourists flock to this Latin American gem all year round.
Explore the Land
Lima is the largest metropolitan area in the country and sits along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The city is filled with energy – the architecture, cuisine, and nightlife combined with the tropical beaches and surf spots give students plenty of options for fun times outside the classroom aside from learning Spanish.
Cusco is a popular destination for students looking to experience outdoor adventures. Being so close to the Andes mountain range, you’re bound to feel inspired every time you step outside.
Whether you sign up for an Ecela program in Lima or Cusco, you will undoubtedly be pleased with your choice. And if you can’t decide which city to visit, you can always spend time in both. In order to help you make the best of your Spanish learning experience, our Peru study abroad programs use synchronized schedules, which allows you to easily plan trips in both locations.
Life in the City
From city to city, there’s a little something for everyone when you learn Spanish in Peru. If you’re an art fanatic, you’ll enjoy strolling through the streets of Lima where you can surround yourself by elegant architecture that is hundreds of years old. The arts in Peru have been influenced by Spanish, Amerindian, European and Asian cultures, which results in one of the most unique art scenes in South America.
If you’re a more adventurous and active person, visiting the ocean-side city of Lima is a must. A wide range of water sports and boat tours are readily accessible. And after a long day of fun at the beach, you can enjoy an evening with friends at a peaceful 5-star restaurant, an electric nightclub or anything in between.
The city of Cusco is one of the most visited cities in the world and perhaps best known for the iconic Machu Picchu where you can explore ancient ruins and historical Incan treasures. As many former students will tell you, learning Spanish in Peru at Ecela Cusco will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. The city is nearly a thousand years old – from cobblestone streets to majestic cathedrals, you can explore parts of the world that have truly stood the test of time.
Ecela’s Peru-based study abroad programs will give you an opportunity to explore and learn Spanish in a unique way. You can immerse yourself in the culture and the land in a way that is not possible without being there and experiencing it firsthand. Click the green button below to learn more about what you can expect when you learn Spanish in Peru.
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Testimonials About Ecela Peru
It was everything I had hoped for: accommodating, professional and effective.
I learned about Ecela from a friend. Based on his enthusiastic recommendation, I signed up for group classes and private lessons. It was everything I had hoped for: accommodating, professional and effective. Additionally, there were many great extracurricular activities. What I didn’t fully appreciate while I was at Ecela but am now realizing is that Ecela is a truly welcoming place. The staff cares for each other, works hard, strives for excellence and likes to have fun. As a student I became part of the “Ecela family.” Their caring, fun-loving attitudes extend to you, making Ecela a great experience.
I had a better experience than I ever could have imagined.
When I decided to study at Ecela, I was looking for a school that had good classes and a comfortable environment. But when I got there, I had a better experience than I ever could have imagined.
The class structure was organized, and the small classes helped me learn quickly.
Also the school’s excursions are a great opportunity to learn outside of the classroom. The salsa classes and the barbecues were the most fun.
The school’s staff was really kind and professional.
I recommend this school to everyone.
I really liked all of the school trips, meet-ups, and parties that I went to while I was there.
My experience in Chile with ECELA was the best experience of my life. The school is very good, and the staff is very friendly, kind, and professional. I really liked all of the school trips, meet-ups, and parties that I went to while I was there.
I studied at Ecela for six weeks, and I learned quite a bit of Spanish with all of the instructors, who were really good. Another thing that I liked a lot was meeting people from different countries and cultures.
And I liked Chile a lot because the people there are “LA RAJAAAAA!” They’re awesome, and this is such a beauuutiful country!!!
I’ve learned a lot of Spanish, and made many new friends.
Today is my last day at Ecela. I’m a little sad because I don’t like saying goodbye. I spent two very educational and fun weeks here. I’ve learned a lot of Spanish, and made many new friends. I really love Buenos Aires. Fortunately I can stay in the city for another two weeks before returning to the dark winter in Sweden. A huge thank you to everyone at Ecela and above all to Pablo, my class’s excellent instructor!!
I originally signed up to go to the school for 6 weeks but liked it so much that I signed up for another 6 weeks and then again for another 8 weeks. True Story.
The staff are some of the most helpful and friendly people you will ever meet. Also the teachers are fantastic and extremely fun and interesting to learn Spanish from. One of my favorite parts of my experience was that I was always meeting new people from many different countries and walks of life.
I stayed in the student housing which was such a nice house and only 5 minutes from the school, and there I was able to truly get to know some of my fellow students and friends. Some of the people I met I now consider great friends and truly plan on seeing them again.
I originally signed up to go to the school for 6 weeks but liked it so much that I signed up for another 6 weeks and then again for another 8 weeks, true story.