A Typical Day

Breakfast with your host family

7 AM

Prepare for a workshop with your local AMIGOS partners

9 AM

Host activities at the local elementary school

10 - 1 PM

Lunch with your host family

1 PM

Work with local AMIGOS counterparts to make plans for a community project

2- 5 PM

Dinner at the home of your host aunt and uncle

6 PM
VIDEO: Get out of your element with AMIGOS in 2016

Program Requirements

  • Have two years of Spanish study or the equivalent
  • Demonstrate leadership potential
  • Demonstrate commitment to community service
  • Complete the application and pass the interview process
  • Adhere to the AMIGOS Standards of Personal Conduct and Community Behavior
  • Meet the General Health Criteria for Participation
  • Receive the Required Immunizations

Costa Rica: Perez Zeledon A

Environmental Sustainability

June 13 – July 13, 2017

Costa Rica: Perez Zeledon B

Environmental Sustainability

July 19 – August 15, 2017

Discover AMIGOS Nicaragua: Leon

cultural immersion

June 21 – July 5, 2017

Dominican Republic: San Juan (4 & 8 wks)

Civic Participation

June 14 – August 9, 2017

Ecuador: Chimborazo

Youth Entrepreneurship

June 29 – August 10, 2017

Mexico: Oaxaca

Food Justice, Public Health

June 21 – August 10, 2017

Mexico: Yucatan

Environmental Sustainability, Indigenous Rights

July 1 – August 10, 2017

Nicaragua: Madriz (4 & 7 wks)

Children's Rights, Civic Participation

June 28 – August 16, 2017

Nicaragua: Matagalpa

Public Health

June 13 – July 26, 2017

Panama: Azuero

Environmental Sustainability

June 28 – August 15, 2017

Paraguay: Guaira

Public Health

June 20 – August 15, 2017

Panama: Cocle

Environmental Sustainability

June 20 – August 2, 2017


AMIGOS also runs a number of special programs that are open only to high school students in specific regions of the country and in Latin America and are a competitive application process. Please review the specific requirements to learn more about if these programs are right for you!

Ecuador: American Youth Leadership Program

#HoustonArea, Specialized Programs

June 15 – July 13, 2017

US/Americas: Youth Ambassadors Program

Specialized Programs

June 22 – July 15, 2017