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Volunteer Post: Brooke

Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica


The sounds of the river rushing, birds chirping, and music playing drift in through the open window. I look out at the lush, rolling green…

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Starting Micro-Projects in Cuenca

Cuenca, Ecuador


Just like that, another week in community has gone by! This week was a rewarding one for both volunteers and project staff, as many micro-projects…

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Midterm in Chimborazo

Chimborazo, Ecuador


While volunteers spend most of their time in-country with their host families and communities, they were able to be tourists in Guaranda for midterm. After…

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Palmares Call Home Date

Palmares, Costa Rica


Calls home for the Palmares Project will happen on this Friday, July 26th between the hours of 8 AM and 12 PM Costa Rica time,…

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Arrival in Rural Communities

Cuenca, Ecuador


Volunteers arrived in rural communities this past weekend and they are all doing a wonderful job adjusting to community and beginning their microproyectos! Saturday morning…

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Palmares: First Week in Community

Palmares, Costa Rica


Week 1 in community was filled with delicious new food, host family bonding and community exploration! My route started in Cedral where Logan, Sloane, and…

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Setting the Scene in El Potrero, Panama by Alana

Azuero, Panama


Picture this: mountains that are green, chickens that only have feathers on their backs, and mangoes ripening on trees. Welcome to Panama, also known as…

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Reflections from Fiesta Ambiental from Candace

Azuero, Panama


Dear World, This weekend we left our community and were put into a school with 59 more gringos. But it was great! Currently, we are…

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Last Week of City Life

Cuenca, Ecuador


Last week was the volunteers’ last in Cuenca with their urban host families and marks the halfway point of our project. Volunteers Ellie and Ashley…

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It’s been 55 years since our first group of young people traveled to Latin America.⠀ ⠀ What they learned that first year remains even more true today: When you cross borders into the unknown and allow that place into your heart, you simply can’t stay the same. ...

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AMIGOS opportunities for growth and leadership don’t stop at the end of the summer.⠀ ⠀ If you are committed to representing AMIGOS nationally by:⠀ Speaking with prospective applicants,⠀ Leading creative outreach activities, and⠀ Providing feedback to help shape the future of AMIGOS,⠀ ⠀ The National Young Alumni Council is for you! ⠀ ⠀ Applications are due next month, so apply today: https://buff.ly/2HbSU85 ...

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Get your early-bird tickets to the 3rd Breakfast to Benefit AMIGOS on November 14 at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston by Monday, September 2!⠀ ⠀ AMIGOS youth attending the Breakfast will sit next to early-bird ticket holders. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from AMIGOS of today right at your table.⠀ ⠀ You can purchase your early-bird tickets to the Breakfast at the link in our bio! ...

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AMIGOS Summer 2020 Projects are now live!⠀ ⠀ With 17 summer projects to choose from across four different countries, you'll get the chance to see the world in a truly unique way.⠀ ⠀ Apply now! (Link in the bio) ...

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Volunteers leading campamentos for local youth on the Chimborazo, Ecuador Project! Follow along with our summer projects on our blog at amigosinternational.org ...

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“Survey was filled with beautiful views, welcoming families, and enthusiastic community members who are eagerly anticipating volunteer arrival!⠀ ⠀ Staying with each community made me so excited for all the volunteers to finally arrive in country, start on their AMIGOS adventure, and experience the joy of cultural exchange.”⠀ ⠀ Read more about the Palmares, Costa Rica Project Staff's experiences meeting host families/ (Link in the bio) ...

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Beautiful views from Chimborazo, Ecuador! Check out more from this project in the Field Notes section of our blog at amigosinternational.org ...

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You have a personal connection to AMIGOS and are part of a vibrant community. Give back to AMIGOS during joyful life events such as a birthday, a graduation, a wedding, and so on.⠀ ⠀ Launch a Facebook fundraiser for AMIGOS or a fundraising page through our partner CauseVox. It's easy to get started. Go to amigosfundraising.org and click "Join the Campaign!" ...

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