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Yanapuma Spanish School

Guayaquil N9-59 y Oriente, Quito 170419, Ecuador
+593 2-228-7084
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Yanapuma Spanish School

I visited both Spanish schools in Quito and Cuenca during my stay in Ecuador. Both schools have... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
ankepublie
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Cuenca, Ecuador
I NEVER WANTED TO MISS A DAY OF SCHOOL

I loved taking classes at Yanapuma. First, I had a 10 minute walk to class and the building is... read more

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Reviewed April 25, 2018
mimihweaver
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Montclair, New Jersey
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Since 2006, Yanapuma Foundation has functioned as a social enterprise and non-profit organization that is rooted in Ecuador. Currently, its portfolio includes three services. One is Yanapuma Spanish School with two branch offices in Quito and Cuenca (online and on-campus). The second are Volunteer Programs for individuals and groups to support community development and grass-roots projects around Ecuador. Thirdly, in 2015, True Ecuador Travel was started as a full-service travel agency, promoting educational travel and supporting the mission of the foundation to promote sustainable development in indigenous and marginalized communities, including local economic development, housing, education, and health.
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Guayaquil N9-59 y Oriente, Quito 170419, Ecuador
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

I visited both Spanish schools in Quito and Cuenca during my stay in Ecuador. Both schools have very friendly and helpful staff. The study environment is lovely and very cosy. It is possible to take classes in small groups, private classes or follow courses together...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

I loved taking classes at Yanapuma. First, I had a 10 minute walk to class and the building is charming. The size of the class averaged 4-5 and I met other women in my age group that were also traveling solo. My days were perfect...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Yanapuma is located 2 blocks away from the main square in Cuenca, but when you walk up the stairs to the school, you feel like you could be in a great-aunt's living room. It's very homey with nice natural light, and everyone at the school...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

If you are enrolled in the Cuenca school, do not count on strong communication with the Quito school. Book a hotel room close to the school (we stayed at the Hotel Rafael around the corner and loved it). Bring cash for payments. Don’t expect a...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I spent a week at Yanapuma with three hours of tutoring each morning. Communication to line up the week was easy, instruction was excellent, and it was a wonderful week. If I'm ever back in Cuenca, I will definitely do a repeat performance. Thanks Yanapuma!

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

We stayed in Cuenca for two months and attended classes most of the time we were there. The school’s flexibility allowed us to take time off to travel whenever we wanted to. The teachers are excellent and the school not only provides language classes, it...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Soooo appreciated the attention from the first inquiry through to the ride back to the airport from all the staff at Yanapuma! As a single girl traveler it was so reassuring to have everything reliably arranged so that I felt comfortable and secure for the...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

My husband and I chose Yanapuma because of a recommendation and because of the opportunity to volunteer while studying Spanish. We took three weeks of private lessons, four hours per day. Each of our instructors was excellent in their ability to speak to our level...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

I was on a tour in May 2017 in Ecuador including Andes/Galapagos/Amazon. One of our last stops was the city of Cuenca in the Southern Andes.. I fell in love with this Colonial city on the Tomebamba River and only 4 months later decided to...More

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Ana Maria C, Media and Social Media at Yanapuma Spanish School, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Dear Lowell, It has been a pleasure to us to get your review. Since the fact, that you had such a positive interaction with Yanapuma, in particular how our executive director, Andrew Kirby was helping you several months of long distance arrangements, including home stay...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

I just got through spending a month in Ecuador and was lucky to find Yanapuma and their travel agency - True Ecuador Travel. I studied for a week in Quito at their school in the historic center and stayed with a local host family .Then...More

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