Welcome to Centro Tinku

Cultural Center

With official certification from the Peruvian Cultural Ministry

THE CENTER

Centro Tinku is an academic and cultural center located in Peru, Cusco and dedicated to international exchange and cultural interaction. We aim at making you discover and appreciate the cultures Peru from as close as possible. Our mission is to provide deep knowledge in a relaxed way, and our challenge is teaching without being boring. Our young and dynamic staff will always make sure you enjoy a pleasant interaction and a cozy atmosphere.

Clases

Learn spanish or quechua, in groups or individualy and add other activities to your language clases.

Volunteering

Choose in which field you want to help our partner comunities and spend a few months in Peru.

Homestay

Live day after day among a Peruvian family, carefuly selected by Centro Tinku.

Restaurant

Enjoy a full meal in Franco-Peruvian restaurant located inside our facilities.

Study abroad

We can arrange and exclusive and personalised semester with your school or university.

Travels

We have our own travel agency to take our students and volunteers to discover Peru.

Corporate services

We offer conference rooms, outdoor space and material rent for business or any event.

Testimonials

Read from our previous customers to make your own idea of our services.

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

 

The project of Centro Tinku is the child of an anthropologist, Jean-Jacques Decoster, who first came to Peru in 1985 to conduct ethnographic research.

“My first experience in the region was to spend 2 years in a Quechua-speaking community (Accha, in the province of Paruro) during what was undoubtedly Peru’s deepest economic and social crisis of the late 20th century. For years after that, I went back and forth between Cusco and Ithaca (NY). After teaching for a few years in a Graduate Faculty for the Social Sciences in in Quito (Ecuador), I came back to Cusco in 1997 and ended up staying ever since.”

In addition to running Centro Tinku, Dr. Decoster is Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco (UNSAAC), president and founder of the non-profit organization Asociación Kuraka, and a National Geographic Expeditions Expert.

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THE NAME “TINKU”

 

In Quechua, Tinku means “encounter”. Since its creation in 2003, the aim of Centro Tinku has been to share a common passion for Andean culture: We thus invite people from everywhere to come and learn more about Peru and its cultural richness.

OUR EXPERT STAFF

Erika

Erika

Administradora

Bertha

Bertha

Acountant

Khaterine

Khaterine

Cook

Isabel

Isabel

Cocinera

Emilie

Emilie

Communication

Elena

Elena

Academic coordinator

Pilar

Pilar

Cook

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