Reviews of Excel Language Center, Cuzco, Peru

Total No. of Reviews: 30
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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Excel Language Center, Cuzco, Peru
4.4/5.0 
(30 reviews)
City 4.6/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.7/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
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Host Family 4.4/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) ---
Other 4.0/5.0 
Individual Reviews
5. Jul. 2010
1. (27 years)  -  United States
1. Intensive, group of 3+ - 1 week

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The teacher (Alina) and the social activities.
8. Jun. 2010
2. (27 years)  -  Canada
2. Intensive, group of 3+ WITH EXCURSIONS - 3 weeks

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The school is staffed by a team of people who were extraordinarily friendly and eager to help (well beyond what's required by job description!).
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The 2-day Lares hike to the Lares water baths that travels through the Peruvian countryside boasts the most beautiful scenery my fiancé and I have ever seen. Bring hiking shoes, raincoat etc. even if you did not intend to go trekking! You may change your mind! ...It was also the most exhausting trip I've ever taken! The only reservation we have is that sometimes activities are only offered when there are enough students. (There was a large group of college students enrolled who had their own activities).
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Our host parents, Sara and Abel are amongst the sweetest individuals we had ever met and we had wonderful dinner conversations. The food was delicious! However, the quality of the homestays did seem to vary amongst students and I think we were very lucky to be assigned the family we stayed with.
20. Jul. 2009
3. (22 years)  -  United States
3. Intensive, small group of 2 - 7 weeks

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Luis, my teacher was fantastic
25. Jan. 2009
4. (46 years)  -  Canada
4. Intensive, group of 3+ - 3 weeks

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One very nice thing is my volunteer work. The director Esther arranged it and I am very thankful for her help. And she also speaks English with makes things a lot easier.
14. Dec. 2008
5. Christian (30 years)  - 
5. Intensive, group of 2 (with excursions) - 10 weeks

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20. Jun. 2008
6. (28 years)  -  Turkey
6. Intensive, group of 2 (with excursions) - 3 weeks

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stay with poncho family -marina-
1. Jun. 2008
7. (39 years)  -  Ireland
7. Intensive, one to one (with excursions) - 12 weeks

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The school is like a family - and the quality of the teachers is amazing.
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There are loads of socials activities, don't miss them!
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I spent 12 weeks in Cusco, and my spanish improved a lot. The quality of this school is fantastic, I went also to other schools in different countries in South America, but this school is the best!!! And special thanks to my teacher Gina - she loves to teach, and I really learned a lot. I'm considering taking lessons again next year in this school. And just a tip, the nights in Cusco are very cold, so take some extra sweaters with you.
11. Jun. 2007
8. (45 years)  - 
8. Intensive, one to one - 3 weeks

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25. Apr. 2007
9. (28 years)  - 
9. Intensive, group of 3+ - 3 weeks

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dance lessons
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good teachers
9. Apr. 2007
10. (28 years)  - 
10. Intensive, small group of 2 - 2 weeks

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very friendly teacher and a good kind to study very effective
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the trip organisated from the school is very good
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It's a very good school to learn spanish and meet other lovely people
21. Jul. 2006
11. Jakob (36 years)  - 
11. Intensive, group of 3+ - 2 weeks

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24. Apr. 2006
12. (28 years)  -  Usa
12. Intensive, group of 3+ - 1 week

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My teacher. Also liked the small class sizes
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I had a great experience at EXCEL! Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend EXCEL to my friends!
18. Aug. 2005
13. (48 years)  -  Usa
13. One-to-One

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they should hold an orientation for new students at the beginning of the week
16. Jul. 2005
14. (27 years)  -  Usa
14. General

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Instructor Roxana was great!
14. Apr. 2005
15. (33 years)  - 
15. One-to-One

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if you want to learn spanish in a relaxed athmosphere, if you like hiking just do it! The Cusqueñas are verry friendly and sociable.
25. Mar. 2005
16. (25 years)  -  Uk
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Everyone very friendly
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Great, relaxed but effective learning environment.
24. Jul. 2004
17. (30 years)  -  Germany
17. One-to-One

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teachers are very professional and a nice atmosphere
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school is very good, great progress, great leisure activities
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iS A VERY GOOD SCHOOL, GREAT ORGANISATION NICE ENVIRONMENT AND CUSCO IS A PERFECT CITY TO STUDY IN
23. Mar. 2004
18. (36 years)  -  England
18. General

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Friendly and informal but I've learnt a lot
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Try get other students involved in activities to make it more fun
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The host family spoke English to me which didn't help 
4. Feb. 2004
19. Farrel (31 years)  -  Usa
19. One-to-One

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6. Mar. 2003
20. (23 years)  -  Germany
20. General

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very friendly atmosphere
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you don't have to call your hostfamily before you arrive
15. Feb. 2003
21. Wojciech (25 years)  -  Deutschland
21. One-to-One

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28. Jun. 2002
22. Michael (22 years)  -  Germany
22. One-to-One

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12. Dec. 2001
23. Karin (33 years)  -  Austria
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3. Dec. 2001
24. (28 years)  -  Germany
24. One-to-One

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Very friendly people.
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The school hikes!
18. Apr. 2001
25. Alan  -  United States Of America
25. One-to-One

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30. Jan. 2001
26. (39 years)  -  Denmark (live In The Us)
26. One-to-One

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Small and personal, everybody very friendly. All students had breaks at the same time, which gave excellent opportunity to meeting other people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Spending time just "being" in the city
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The city is full with culture and history. People are extremely nice and friendly and very easy to communicate with. Do your homework at the big Plaza in the center of the city, and you are sure to talk to some of the locals - a good opportunity to use what you have learned in school...the best way to learn the language.
30. Jan. 2001
27. (28 years)  -  England
27. General

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30. Jan. 2001
28. (66 years)  -  Usa
28. One-to-One

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The faculty and teacher were excellent. Also the evaluation to try to place me in the right level was very effective.
30. Jan. 2001
29.  -  Canada
29. One-to-One

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FRIENDLYNESS
17. Jan. 2001
30. (23 years)  -  Usa
30. One-to-One

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friendly staff, student activities after school

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