Cusco, Peru

Why choose ECELA Cusco:

  • Specialized immersive programs, with most students choosing to be placed with host families. 

  • Daily activities to discover Cusco and its surroundings.

  • High focus on conversational skills.

  • Small student-teacher ratio, offering a highly personalized experience.

  • Chance of “hopping” to other ECELA schools within the same program, i.e. spending time at the schools throughout Peru, Argentina, and Chile.

ECELA Cusco philosophy:

We carefully designed a Spanish cultural immersion for our students’ success, incorporating a “school hop” between our schools for a multi-culture (and multi-accent) experience and spending over half of each class in micro-group conversational activities to get the most speaking practice. We encourage our students to interact as much as possible with other students, staff members, and with their hosts because we believe that lots of speaking time helps our students’ Spanish to not “just be good on paper”.

Courses offered:

Semi-Intensive 10
Intensive 20
Specific courses:
Business Spanish
Medical Spanish
Latin American Literature

“I was only at ECELA Cusco for 3 weeks but it was such an amazing experience. The teachers are kind and friendly. They make learning Spanish fun. Shout out to Kris for teaching me Medical Spanish!! As well as Ygor and Di for all the fun activities! Everyday there was something interesting planned. I also stayed with a host family; ECELA does a great job placing you in loving families! One of the best programs I have ever come across. Amazing school and staff.”

Arlene Mejia USA.
ECELA Cusco is best for
• History lovers
• Medical students
• Ages 25-35
• Students from over 30 nationalities
• Max class size: 7
Main nationalities

1. USA
2. UK
3. Germany

Experiences offered for free

• Movie nights at the school.
• Latin American music and folklore classes.
• Language exchange meetups.
• Free additional focus classes for students who need them.


• Day tours to Machu Picchu and other archeological ruins.
• Visits to traditional markets in Cusco and the surrounding areas.
• Excursions to Valle del Colca and many other locations.
• Inti Raymi celebration.


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