A Typical Day

As an Amigo, you’ll adapt to the rhythm of your community. Every community is different, so no two routines will be the same. Below is an example of 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

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: Palmares

Environmental Sustainability

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Costa Rica: Perez Zeledon A

Conservation & Biodiversity

June 12 – July 11, 2018

Costa Rica: Perez Zeledon B

Conservation & Biodiversity

July 18 – August 14, 2018

Dominican Republic: San Juan A

Sports & Leadership

June 12 – July 11, 2018

Dominican Republic: San Juan B

Sports & Leadership

July 18 – August 15, 2018

Ecuador: Chimborazo

Youth Entrepreneurship

June 26 – August 15, 2018

Mexico: Yucatan

Environmental Sustainability, Indigenous Rights

July 3 – August 14, 2018

Nicaragua: Chontales

Gender Equality Through Sports

June 12 – August 1, 2018

Nicaragua: Matagalpa

Community Health

June 19 – August 1, 2018

Discover AMIGOS A: Leon, Nicaragua

Intro to Global Leadership

June 21 – July 5, 2018

Discover AMIGOS B: Leon, Nicaragua

Intro to Global Leadership

July 12 – July 26, 2018

Panama: Cocle

Environmental Sustainability

June 26 – August 8, 2018


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!

US/Americas: Youth Ambassadors Program

Specialized Programs

June 22 – July 15, 2017