Educator Opportunities

We know that young people have the capacity to change the world. When given the opportunity, they rise to the challenge and create meaningful social change. We also know that it takes a community of deeply committed educators to support these young people. Below are the opportunities to engage with AMIGOS in Latin America this summer. We look forward to exploring your interests and finding the best fit.

Thank you for joining us as we work to inspire the next generation of global leaders.

Opportunity #1: Become a Discover AMIGOS Educator

Take your students on our 2-week introductory program in Nicaragua called “Discover AMIGOS.” Support your students, learn alongside engaged youth, and deepen your engagement our approach to global learning.  Enroll six students and your spot is covered.

As an educator, you will:

  • Serve as a mentor to students on the experience by leading nightly reflections and meetings
  • Travel with participants to and from Nicaragua
  • Uphold and enforce the Standards of Conduct
  • Facilitate educational and cultural activities
  • Conduct check-ins with participants during the program

Interested? Here's how it works:

Step 1: Sign Up

Tell us a little about yourself and your interests in the program. We’ll learn a little about you, and our staff will reach out to you promptly to set up a call. Spanish fluency a plus.

Step 2: Enroll Students

Work with the AMIGOS Recruitment team to find and enroll interested students.

Step 3: AMIGOS Manages the Details

Asset 3@2x

Pre-Departure

  • AMIGOS handles all the logistics of travel and hiring bilingual in-country staff.
  • Educators participate in online briefing activities and calls with the in-country team before the program.
  • Once enrolled, students and their parents will have all their questions answered by our Admissions team. We help with travel, billing, and packing questions as well as provide online webinars and pre-departure materials.
Asset 2@2x

On the Trip

  • We plan all the logistics, including flights and travel!
  • Our team of in-country staff support educators and lead the trip 24/7
Asset 4@2x

Upon Return

  • Participants in a Welcome home experience, a feedback evaluation form from the students compiled for you, and a close out call with our staff
  • Learn about more ways to partner with AMIGOS programs

Step 4: Become Part of the AMIGOS Network

  • Learn more about how to deepen your engagement as an individual or with your school and district. Many educators join a local chapter board of directors or our LinkedIn group.

Opportunity #2: Educator-Only Professional Development

Amigos offers compelling and insightful field experience for educators. Our Educator-Only Professional Development Trip affords key educators a hands-on opportunity to see the AMIGOS approach in action.

When: July 6th – 13th

Location: Nicaragua

The educator trip is focused on three core components:

  • Meaningful access to and engagement with our host country
    • Small, intimate cohorts
    • Genuine connections with host community members
    • Visits to AMIGOS communities
  • Explore critical global issues facing Latin America today
    • Authentic, hands-on opportunities to meet with AMIGOS partner agencies
    • Access to talks with local leaders, youth, and organizations doing on the ground community development work
    • Take part in workshops on asset-based community development
  • Develop additional skills to take back to your classroom
    • Participatory workshops in areas such as across cultural facilitation, community development, and leadership skill development
    • Daily reflections and end of trip evaluations
    • Options to partner with AMIGOS programs

Pricing & Requirements:

  • Educator program fee $1,500 (flights not included).
  • Program fee and flight cost waived when an educator or school recruits a minimum of 6 students to participate in our Summer Program.
  • Must be a middle or high school educator or support staff to participate.
  • Deadline to enroll students from your school in the local chapter is December 10th or to the National program by April 15th.

Read more about last year’s Educator Trip here. 

If your school, district or group is interested in your own trip, please contact Lauren Hauser at lhauser@amigosinternational.org.