Native Spanish Program — Immerse Yourself in Peru

Video and Photos

Maximo Nivel Spanish Class on a field trip to see the Hiram Bingham exhibit at the Casa Concha Museum.
200 steps up at Ollantaytambo ruins on a weekend day trip.
Mugging with a homestay friend at a shop that gives great discounts to Maximo Nivel participants.


Maximo Nivel offers Spanish immersion programs at our institute in Cusco, Peru. Our Native Spanish Program is ideal for students, professionals, and adventure seekers. Basic to Advanced levels are available. Expand your studies with optional service learning and internship programs.

Our Native Spanish Program is the most intensive and professional Spanish language program in Latin America. Spanish classes emphasize oral communication and integrated skills development to help you really build your Spanish language proficiency.

Spanish programs include:

- Airport pick-up
- Spanish language certificate
- All books and materials
- In-country orientation, safety presentation, and walking tour
- Free Office-wide WiFi and computer lounge
- Home-base facilities and multi-lingual team support 7 days/week
- Free Salsa lessons
- Free Cooking lessons
- Activities calendar

University credit is available via our official School of Record: California State University-Monterey Bay

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Questions & Answers

I travelled alone to Cusco (and to Antigua, Guatemala another time), and yes, there are always people around to make friends with and the Maximo Nivel staff are terrific! Very friendly and helpful with all needs and wants, from orientation, to where best to shop and sites to see. They will also put you in touch with World Travel (also in their building) and other reputable travel agencies for all...


based on 52 reviews
  • Instruction 8.8
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 9.2
  • Value 9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Espanhol em Cusco

Maximo Nivel tem uma excelente estrutura, escola, salas de aula, professores qualificados e bom material para o aprendizado. Toda a experiencia que tive aqui, sera grande para o meu crescimento tanto pessoal quanto profissional. Saio satisfeita com toda minha vivencia e o programa escolhido por mim.

What would you improve about this program?
Poderia melhorar um pouco a questao do material didatico disponivel para as classes (livro), em relacao as outras coisas estou satisfeita.
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An awesome Experience!

I studied at Maximo Nivel for a short time, 3 weeks, but it was the best decision ever.... it was really intense...really fun, and my spanish improved a lot. The staff are supportive and really quick solving any possible problem.
The teachers are great, and i was lucky enough to had two of them even in a short time, and create such a great friendship wih them.
Cysco is also a great postcard and u surely can have the full package at maximo nivel... fun, tours, friendship....and a high level of attention and knowledge making it easier to learn a new language, and live the experience completly!

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Thank you so much!

I really enjoyed Peru a lot, thanks to my experience at Máximo Nivel. I enjoyed almost every facet of my time there. The only reason I docked points was because of the book (volume II) having some grammatical issues. The facilities were really good, but there were a lot of kids there in the afternoon, and the noise level made it hard to study (I do understand that it's hard, if not impossible to fix). Other than those things, it was amazingly wonderful.

What would you improve about this program?
See above.
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A Month In Cuzco

My experience in Cusco was SO awesome! We lived a little further away from the school, so we got a lot of opportunities to walk and get to know the city and people. I NEVER felt unsafe or threatened at all. Tandem is so helpful in learning Spanish! I wish that I had taken the opportunity to do that more. Cusco is rich with history and the surrounding area is wonderful! We learned so much more from leaving the school and going on trips to Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and we even caught a soccer game right in Cuzco. The teachers and staff were great. My overall experience was almost perfect. Spanish came pretty easily and the culture was impressive.

What would you improve about this program?
I can't think of anything that the program could change.
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A Great Experience

As a long-term Spanish student at Maximo Nivel (my husband and I live here in Cusco), I can honestly say that I have really enjoyed my experience at this school. The teachers were great, and we really felt comfortable with them. The staff at MN was always so helpful to us. I have already recommended this program and will keep recommending it.

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I'm really enjoying my stay at Cusco.
My Spanish was improved very much by the Spanish program of Maximo Nivel.
I'd like to recommend this program and Maximo Nivel to my friends and those who want to learn Spanish because there are many Peruvians who study English in the school and it's easy to make friends with them.
Now I have a lot of Peruvian friends and I can practice Spanish by talking with them. I think what's the most important for learning a language is to talk with native speakers.
Maximo Nivel has a ideal environment for learning Spanish, I'm really satisfied.

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Maximo Nivel is great!

I've studied at Maximo for over a year and a half now. The teachers are top-notch and a lot of fun. As I am going to live here long term, we needed a program that was flexible enough for someone who would be working full time and a program that would move us to fluency as quickly as possible. Maximo has provided all of that and more as we have needed special help depending on our work circumstances. I would highly recommend Maximo to any one who wants to learn Spanish. I can't imagine using another school in Cusco.