From here on in we will step back to allow you to own your experience – you will spend your days with the school staff with the reassurance that our in-country team are available if you need them. The school is about 20 minutes’ walk from your accommodation or a short bus ride. School hours are typically 8am–3pm, adjusted slightly in winter, and your day to day schedule will vary according to your class allocation. Expect 4-5 hours of classroom time each day (on average), Monday to
Friday, with your time divided between primary and secondary year groups..
At lunch time you can head home, grab a bite at a local restaurant or buy something from the school “kiosko”.
Be positive, creative and cheerful in class and don’t take yourself too seriously. Consider bringing with you from home a few educational resource materials such as books or flash cards, photographs or postcards from home and prepare a list of kids’ songs to refer to.
Weekends – your weekends are yours to do as you wish. There is so much to see and do in and around Cusco, so many places to explore. You’ll undoubtedly want to head to Machu Picchu at least once during your stay, and the Sacred Valley is full of interesting villages and towns, as well as Incan ruins of which Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo are unmissable.
Domestic flights in Peru can cheaply have you spend a weekend in the capital Lima, at Lake Titicaca or deep in the Amazon jungle.