Best language schools in Cuenca (ranked based on student reviews)

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The school is located in the cultural capital of Cuenca. The school building overlooks the Barranco River and is near two universities, museums, and art galleries. More

Course Categories (6)Accommodation (3)Facilities (3)
Intensive Course (20) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
434US$ 415US$
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

The school building is located in the city center of Cuenca, overlooking the Barranco River, and some of the classrooms have an absolutely incredible view. It is close to the Planetarium... More

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Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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595US$ 569US$
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Located in the colonial center of Cuenca, very close to San Sebastian Park. More

Course Categories (4)Accommodation (1)Facilities (13)
Full Immersion Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
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395US$ 377US$
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Key Facts about Cuenca

Cuenca: After Quito, Cuenca is Ecuador’s most important and beautiful colonial city. Some might even say it is, thanks to their laid-back culture, cleaner streets and more agreeable weather. Cuenca is arts-oriented and both writers and poets have flourished here for centuries. Cafes and galleries are tucked away in the narrow cobblestone streets. The main plaza hosts both the old cathedral and the blue-domed Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, dating back to 1885.

Population: 277,000

Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: Azuay,

Currency: USD

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to Ecuador and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 5 (rankings of universities in Cuenca)

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:39* (61% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:25* (75% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:37* (63% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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What to do in Cuenca

Hiking & Trekking in El Cajas National Park
Hiking & Trekking in El Cajas National Park

Arrival Airports

Cuenca / Mariscal Lamar (CUE) - 2 km. from Cuenca city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi: 2 US$, 5 minutes drive to city center of Cuenca

Mariscal Sucre International (UIO) - 312 km. from Cuenca city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 360 minutes, 74,00 USD, 50 minutes.

Main stops: Quito (UIO), Cuenca (CUE)

1 per day, 20,00 USD, 690 minutes.

Main stops: Quito, Mariscal Sucre Airport – Quito, Cuenca

Taxi: minutes drive to city center of Cuenca

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Houston George Bush Intercntl., Miami International

    FAQ about schools in Cuenca

  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Cuenca is 38.57. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • In Cuenca electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Cuenca is Cuenca / Mariscal Lamar (2.6 km from city center). Alternative airport: Mariscal Sucre International (312.2 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Cuenca.
  • In Cuenca the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Spanish for Doctors.
  • Schools in Cuenca offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE.
  • 415US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Cuenca. The average cost of a language course in Cuenca is 0US$ per week.

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