Spanish Academy Cuenca (SAC) offers a variety of after-class activities that give students the opportunity to explore the beautiful Ecuadorian scenery. Students who participate in these after-class activities will better get to know their classmates and instructors, visit new exciting destinations around the city, and practice their Spanish outside of the classroom. Participating in cultural activities is highly recommended and one of the best experiences of studying abroad.
Students can participate in cultural activities in the afternoons after classes are over for the day. Cultural activities take place once a week around 3 pm, and they give students the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Cuenca. After-class activities are included in the course price and have no additional fee.
Cuenca has a lot to offer, and students get the chance to take day trips out into the city to experience the local businesses and culture.
Spanish Academy of Cuenca offers a Spanish club that students can choose to participate in after class. Spanish Club helps students relax, have fun, and practice their Spanish in an everyday setting. Examples of Spanish Club activities include yoga, horse riding, athletic outings, bird watching, fishing, camping, hiking, and arts (dancing, painting, and music). No matter the student, there is a Spanish Club activity that will interest everybody.
Cuenca produces many exports, and students have the opportunity to visit these workshops to learn about different Ecuadorian products and how they are made. Visit workshops that make ceramics, guitars, tagua (vegetable ivory), jewelry, blacksmith items, and body essentials. Trips to these workshops not only provide students with the chance to learn more about products that influence the Cuenca culture, but they can also interact with locals, try making the products themselves, and get a sense of the Cuenca impact on the local and global level. (Free-minimal fee)
Students will have the opportunity to spend a full day taking trips within the province of Azuay. Each trip is within 30 minutes to 2 hours away from the SAC school, and the trips are designed to give students the opportunity to experience more of the Ecuadorian scenery. Some examples of day trips would be trips to the Gualaceo-Chordeleg, the Ruins of Ingapirca, the Jet of Girón, and the Yanuncay tourist corridor. Each trip has a fee that includes guided tours, transportation, and lunch. Additional trips include: