With its Spanish colonial charm and picturesque surroundings, Arequipa offers a wonderful alternative venue for learning Spanish. Few places in the Andes speak the language as clearly and correctly as in this city. A host of language schools in Arequipa offer solid programs. Some additionally have courses in Quechua and Aymara, if you want to get ready for heading deep into the mountains. Many schools also offer dancing or cooking classes, or volunteer opportunities in Arequipaâ€™s poor neighborhoods.