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

Ecuador: Cuenca

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: Tools for International Development

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Panama: Azuero

Community and Environmental Health

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Costa Rica: Discover AMIGOS

Intro to Global Citizenship

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Panama: Discover AMIGOS

Intro to Global Citizenship

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Panama: Coclé

Environmental Preservation in Rural Communities

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Ecuador: Chimborazo

Community Entrepreneurship: Youth in Business

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Dominican Republic: San Juan

Equality Through Sports and Teamwork

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Costa Rica: Pérez Zeledón

Protect Biodiversity Through National Park Conservation

June 19 – August 14, 2018

Costa Rica: Palmares, PZ

Environmental Sustainability: Engaging Local Resources

June 19 – August 14, 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!