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Fun Classes for Expats Living in Lima

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Once you've arrived in Lima, here are some classes to consider taking to help you meet people and get settled in to your new life abroad.

Lima, a vibrant city with a rich cultural tapestry, offers a plethora of classes for English-speaking expats and digital nomads looking to immerse themselves in new experiences. Whether you're interested in honing your culinary skills, mastering the Spanish language, or exploring the world of Peruvian arts and crafts, Lima has something to offer. Engaging in these classes is not only a fantastic way to learn and enjoy the local culture but also an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and expand your social network. Below is a curated list of classes that cater to a variety of interests and skill levels, ensuring that you'll find something that piques your curiosity.

Le Cordon Bleu Peru

Type of Class(es): Culinary Arts, Patisserie, and Bread Baking
Location: Av. Prado 740, Chacarilla del Estanque, San Borja, Lima, Peru

Le Cordon Bleu Peru offers a range of cooking classes that cater to both beginners and experienced cooks. With a focus on Peruvian and international cuisine, these classes are taught by professional chefs and provide hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art kitchen. It's a great way to learn the secrets of Peruvian gastronomy and meet fellow food enthusiasts.

ICPNA (Peruvian North American Cultural Institute)

Type of Class(es): Spanish Language Courses
Location: Various locations across Lima

ICPNA provides Spanish language courses for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Their methodology is interactive and communicative, making it easier for English speakers to pick up the language. Classes are available in different formats, including intensive and regular paces, to fit into your schedule.

El Escudo del Quijote

Type of Class(es): Wine Tasting and Appreciation
Location: Calle San Fernando 401, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

El Escudo del Quijote offers wine tasting classes that introduce participants to the world of wines, focusing on varieties that are popular in Peru and South America. The classes are designed for both novices and connoisseurs, providing a relaxed and informative environment to learn about wine pairing and tasting techniques.

Artesanias Las Pallas

Type of Class(es): Peruvian Arts and Crafts
Location: Cajamarca 212, Barranco, Lima, Peru

Las Pallas is an arts and crafts shop that offers workshops on traditional Peruvian crafts. These classes are a deep dive into the country's artistic heritage, teaching techniques like textile weaving, pottery, and silverwork. It's a unique way to appreciate and create Peruvian art.

Escuela de Chefs Gourmet

Type of Class(es): Cooking Classes
Location: Av. Benavides 5440, Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru

Escuela de Chefs Gourmet provides cooking classes for those interested in learning about Peruvian cuisine and international dishes. The classes are interactive and suitable for all skill levels, offering a fun way to improve your cooking skills while enjoying delicious food.


Type of Class(es): English Language Courses, Cultural Workshops
Location: Various locations across Lima

Británico is a cultural institution that, aside from English language courses, offers a variety of cultural workshops in English, such as literature, theatre, and art history. These workshops are perfect for English-speaking adults who want to engage in cultural activities while still perfecting their language skills.

La Escuela de Canto de Lima

Type of Class(es): Singing and Vocal Technique
Location: Av. Arequipa 4035, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

La Escuela de Canto de Lima offers singing classes for all levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced singer, these classes will help you improve your vocal technique and performance skills. The classes are taught in Spanish, but the universal language of music makes it easy to follow along and enjoy.

Centro de la Imagen

Type of Class(es): Photography Workshops
Location: Av. 28 de Julio 815, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Centro de la Imagen provides photography workshops for enthusiasts and professionals alike. These workshops cover various aspects of photography, from the basics to more advanced techniques, and are a great way to capture the beauty of Lima through your lens.

Miraflores Language School

Type of Class(es): Spanish Language Courses
Location: Av. Diagonal 550, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Miraflores Language School specializes in teaching Spanish to foreigners. With flexible schedules and a focus on conversational skills, these courses are ideal for expats and digital nomads looking to improve their Spanish while enjoying life in Lima.

Taller Ene

Type of Class(es): Art Workshops
Location: Av. Pedro de Osma 135, Barranco, Lima, Peru

Taller Ene is an art studio that offers workshops in various disciplines, including painting, drawing, and sculpture. The workshops are designed to inspire creativity and are suitable for all skill levels. It's a great way to explore your artistic side in a supportive environment.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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