Native Spanish Program — Immerse Yourself in Peru
93% Rating
(49 Reviews)

Native Spanish Program — Immerse Yourself in Peru

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...

Program Reviews

based on 49 reviews
  • Instruction 8.8
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 9.2
  • Value 9
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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.

How can this program be improved?

I can't think of anything that the program could change.

Yes, I recommend
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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.

Yes, I recommend
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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.

Yes, I recommend
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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.

Yes, I recommend

About Maximo Nivel

Máximo Nivel (Maximum Level)—The Intercultural Center of Latin America

Máximo Nivel is a family-owned, social enterprise founded in 2003. Our three intercultural centers are locally-based organizations focused on international education and cross...