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Gap Costa Rica: Creando Recuerdos

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  Creando Recuerdos   Of the many (mostly good) things I’ve learned from this experience so far, one is what homesickness feels like. Before Costa…

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Gap Costa Rica: The Magic of AMACOBAS

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  The Magic of AMACOBAS One of our most recent workshops in the program was about sustainable agriculture. During this workshop, we got to visit…

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Gap Costa Rica: Celebrating Thanksgiving in Another Country

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  Celebrating Thanksgiving in Another Country   Thanksgiving, a time-honored American tradition, often brings up images of family gatherings, turkey feasts, and football games. However,…

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Gap Costa Rica: The Regular Doses of Inspiration

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  The Regular Doses of Inspiration 4 months (almost) passed by like a drift of lasting memories. One thing I found surprisingly hard was how…

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Gap Costa Rica: Celebrating Childhood Holidays Abroad

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  Celebrating Childhood Holidays Abroad   Dia de los Muertos: Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican Holiday on November 1 and 2 that…

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Gap Costa Rica: Community Development in Perez Zeledón

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  Community Development in Perez Zeledón   Leaving your home country for another seems like a daunting challenge, from leaving behind friends, family, and even…

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Gap Costa Rica: Cloudbridge Nature Reserve

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  Cloudbridge Nature Reserve   The Cloudbridge Nature Reserve is a huge tract of forest painstakingly regrown from grazing land into thick and lush rainforest.…

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Gap Costa Rica: Mezclando

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  Mezclando   Nunca pensé que sería tan cómodo encajar. A veces, se siente tan mal estar tan en lo correcto. Un país a millas…

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Gap Ecuador: How to Live as a Local and Survive in the Attempt


  How to Live as an Ecuadorian Local and Survive in the Attempt   Yes, dramatic title. But don’t worry, really, the only notable threat…

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Sarah and Justin have a special message for you!✨ Enjoy a spectacular night in San Francisco, California while making a difference for AMIGOS and our next generation of young leaders!

Join us at the #AdelanteBenefit on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Get your Adelante Benefit tickets this week on our website or the link in our bio!

🌎 Bid on your chance to win amazing prizes during our auction and raffle, including an AMIGOS alumni and supporter trip next summer!

🌟 Let’s come together to provide more youth with powerful global experiences that transform how they see themselves in the world.

🎟️ Visit our website or the link in our bio to learn more! amigosinternational.org/adelante-benefit.

Sarah and Justin have a special message for you!✨ Enjoy a spectacular night in San Francisco, California while making a difference for AMIGOS and our next generation of young leaders!

Join us at the #AdelanteBenefit on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Get your Adelante Benefit tickets this week on our website or the link in our bio!

🌎 Bid on your chance to win amazing prizes during our auction and raffle, including an AMIGOS alumni and supporter trip next summer!

🌟 Let’s come together to provide more youth with powerful global experiences that transform how they see themselves in the world.

🎟️ Visit our website or the link in our bio to learn more! amigosinternational.org/adelante-benefit.
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🌟 Don’t forget! TONIGHT is the night for the AMIGOS Social Impact Accelerator Info Session!

📅 Date: Sep. 6, 2023
⏰ Time: 
• 5PM Pacific - 7PM Central - 8PM Eastern
• 6PM San José, CR - 7PM Ciudad de Panamá - 7PM Quito
📍 Location: Zoom - visit the link in our bio to sign up!

👉 This free, bilingual, and virtual program, sponsored by Capital Plus Financial, gives AMIGOS alumni the opportunity to implement a service project in their own community, and in turn, earn 30 service hours!

💚 AMIGOS & Capital Plus Financial will provide you seed funding to help kick-start your service project to the next level!

👉 Past S.I.A. projects across the U.S. and Latin America include beach cleanups, tutoring events for children, creating community gardens, murals, a “roll to school” day, and much more!

⚠️ The deadline to apply for the S.I.A. is September 15th, 2023. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity and reserve your spot today! Sign up or learn more by visiting amigosinternational.org/social-impact-accelerator.

(The S.I.A. begins early in October. It is self-paced and flexible to fit your unique schedule!)

🌟 Don’t forget! TONIGHT is the night for the AMIGOS Social Impact Accelerator Info Session!

📅 Date: Sep. 6, 2023
⏰ Time:
• 5PM Pacific - 7PM Central - 8PM Eastern
• 6PM San José, CR - 7PM Ciudad de Panamá - 7PM Quito
📍 Location: Zoom - visit the link in our bio to sign up!

👉 This free, bilingual, and virtual program, sponsored by Capital Plus Financial, gives AMIGOS alumni the opportunity to implement a service project in their own community, and in turn, earn 30 service hours!

💚 AMIGOS & Capital Plus Financial will provide you seed funding to help kick-start your service project to the next level!

👉 Past S.I.A. projects across the U.S. and Latin America include beach cleanups, tutoring events for children, creating community gardens, murals, a “roll to school” day, and much more!

⚠️ The deadline to apply for the S.I.A. is September 15th, 2023. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity and reserve your spot today! Sign up or learn more by visiting amigosinternational.org/social-impact-accelerator.

(The S.I.A. begins early in October. It is self-paced and flexible to fit your unique schedule!)
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🏡 Austin, TX locals! Host an incredible experience this fall by welcoming Colombian and Ecuadorian Youth Ambassador volunteers into your home for 12 days! Dates: September 8–September 19, 2023.

Share your traditions, learn about theirs, and make unforgettable memories together in Austin!🇨🇴🇪🇨 To apply, visit the links in our bio (FAQs and Interest Form) or send us an email at yap@amigosinternational.org.

Learn more at amigosinternational.org/youth-ambassadors-program.

AMIGOS partners with the U.S. Department of State to administer the Youth Ambassadors Program for outstanding youth from Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay ages 15-18. This program combines leadership development, cultural exchange, and community service!
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#austintexas #hostfamilies #austinlocals #highschoolexchange #culturalexchange #spanishimmersion #atx #austinlife #austinevents #austinmoms #youthleadership

🏡 Austin, TX locals! Host an incredible experience this fall by welcoming Colombian and Ecuadorian Youth Ambassador volunteers into your home for 12 days! Dates: September 8–September 19, 2023.

Share your traditions, learn about theirs, and make unforgettable memories together in Austin!🇨🇴🇪🇨 To apply, visit the links in our bio (FAQs and Interest Form) or send us an email at [email protected].

Learn more at amigosinternational.org/youth-ambassadors-program.

AMIGOS partners with the U.S. Department of State to administer the Youth Ambassadors Program for outstanding youth from Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay ages 15-18. This program combines leadership development, cultural exchange, and community service!
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#austintexas #hostfamilies #austinlocals #highschoolexchange #culturalexchange #spanishimmersion #atx #austinlife #austinevents #austinmoms #youthleadership
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🎥 Are you ready to show off your video skills? It’s your change to create a TikTok or Instagram Reel that captures your AMIGOS Summer 2023 experience! The winner will get a $50 Amazon or REI gift card!

💚 Send us your videos at marketing@amigosinternational.org by September 24, 2023. AMIGOS staff will watch all your videos and determine the winner of the $50 Amazon or REI gift card!

You can use photos and videos from your shared AMIGOS photo folder or use the videos and photos you collected. You may also record yourself talking about the experience or even hop on a trend that may relate to your AMIGOS trip. It’s your time to get creative!

🎉We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

🎥 Are you ready to show off your video skills? It’s your change to create a TikTok or Instagram Reel that captures your AMIGOS Summer 2023 experience! The winner will get a $50 Amazon or REI gift card!

💚 Send us your videos at [email protected] by September 24, 2023. AMIGOS staff will watch all your videos and determine the winner of the $50 Amazon or REI gift card!

You can use photos and videos from your shared AMIGOS photo folder or use the videos and photos you collected. You may also record yourself talking about the experience or even hop on a trend that may relate to your AMIGOS trip. It’s your time to get creative!

🎉We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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