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My two months in Lima….

Thinking back on my two months in Lima, I’m having a difficult time classifying my time here, and I think that says a lot in itself about the Peru that I’ve gotten to know! There’s so much diversity here that you can’t place much in categories, generalize and get away with it – there’s far too much here for that. From the three climate zones – la costa (the coast), la sierra (the mountains), and la selva (the rainforest) – to the people that inhabit those regions, to the obviously vast differences in the socio-economic makeup of the country; there is just too much variety to say any one thing about Peru.

That variety provides students with great opportunities to see some amazing places. Being situated in Lima, you are in the perfect place to travel throughout the country. As one-third of the Peruvian population lives in Lima, everything runs through the city. You can take flights to take weeklong tours of the jungle or to spend time hiking up to Machu Picchu or take a bus for a weekend to the Nazca Lines or to a northern beach town. And with the school, you can adjust your schedule around these trips. Take a week off to travel and come back for more time improving you comprehension.

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Saludos desde Lima!

I’m learning Spanish in Lima. Apparently, the school I’m at is quite new, but it doesn’t seem like it at all. All the teachers and staff are very professional, so so SO nice, and everything is really well organized!

There is so much culture in Peru, with the food, music and people. I’ve learnt a lot of Spanish in just 4 weeks, and feel much more confident with my Spanish now. The class sizes are very small, so we all get a lot of personal attention. We do learn grammar, but the whole focus is on using it, putting it into practice, getting used to speaking in Spanish and understanding Spanish when we’re spoken to.

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