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Excursion to La Costa


Excursion to La Costa By Luke Thursday, October 20th, 2022: My alarm went off at 4:15am, allowing just enough time to make it to Sauausí…

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Working at A Women’s Shelter in Cuenca


Working at A Women’s Shelter in Cuenca By Mina After only two months, I already know wholeheartedly that I am living to the fullest, and…

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Tell Us Something We Don’t Know


Tell Us Something We Don’t Know By Maxine I recently got an email from my grandpa in the U.S., who liked to send me work…

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Amigos de Cuenca


Amigos de Cuenca By Emma About a month and a half ago, we were all winding down at classes at Amauta and starting up our…

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PEOPLE


PEOPLE By Olivia My first host family challenge is chronicled in a notes doc titled “PEOPLE.” It reads: Tanya — natural remedies Jonny — vet…

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Working With Children: Ecuador vs U.S.


Working With Children: Ecuador vs U.S. By Heather My name is Heather and I’m working at a primary school in Ecuador for 4-year-olds. In the…

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Feels Like Home


Feels Like Home By Isabel I remember getting on the flight from Houston to Quito, sitting between a stranger and a window, taking off, and…

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Stress and Simplicity


Stress and Simplicity By Solomon If there is one thing that I value above all else in my life, it’s simplicity. I have found that…

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Celebrating My 18th Birthday


Celebrating My 18th Birthday By Mirabel I am here to tell you about how my 18th birthday was celebrated in Cuenca, Ecuador. I think the…

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🎉AMIGOS Summer 2023 Project Staff applications are LIVE!🎉

Looking for a summer role in Ecuador, Costa Rica or Panamá? Find out more about joining our team next summer! Applications are due January 1st and processed on a rolling basis. Apply today!✈️ 

Visit amigosinternational.org/project-staff or the link in our bio to find our more.🤩
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#hiring #wanderlust #traveljobs #costarica #panama #ecuador #latinamericatravel #summerjobs

🎉AMIGOS Summer 2023 Project Staff applications are LIVE!🎉

Looking for a summer role in Ecuador, Costa Rica or Panamá? Find out more about joining our team next summer! Applications are due January 1st and processed on a rolling basis. Apply today!✈️

Visit amigosinternational.org/project-staff or the link in our bio to find our more.🤩
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#hiring #wanderlust #traveljobs #costarica #panama #ecuador #latinamericatravel #summerjobs
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Get ready, get set for #GivingTuesday2022!❤️

We would LOVE for you to join us this week as we give back to AMIGOS! Even the smallest of donations can make the biggest difference.🌎 Your contributions go straight towards our Financial Assistance Fund and AMIGOS programming, so that more students get the chance to live this experience of a lifetime. 

This year, all donations will be matched up to $15,000 by the Wille Davidoff family!🥳 Donate this #GivingTuesday and have your gift matched!

Get ready, get set for #GivingTuesday2022!❤️

We would LOVE for you to join us this week as we give back to AMIGOS! Even the smallest of donations can make the biggest difference.🌎 Your contributions go straight towards our Financial Assistance Fund and AMIGOS programming, so that more students get the chance to live this experience of a lifetime.

This year, all donations will be matched up to $15,000 by the Wille Davidoff family!🥳 Donate this #GivingTuesday and have your gift matched!
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Happy Thanksgiving, from AMIGOS! We're thankful for all the young people who decided to learn, grow, and become part of a community outside their home. Thank you, Amigos!❤️

"Gratitude is an action. It's much more than a passive noun—it's something we practice, something we cultivate, and something that improves our well-being.

Each day, I try to express gratitude for things in my life, both big and small.

Today, I'd like to share my gratitude for you. This month, AMIGOS celebrated its 58th birthday. The last few years have been challenging for all, but we are stronger than ever. Thanks to you." — Sara Nathan, AMIGOS President & CEO

Happy Thanksgiving, from AMIGOS! We're thankful for all the young people who decided to learn, grow, and become part of a community outside their home. Thank you, Amigos!❤️

"Gratitude is an action. It's much more than a passive noun—it's something we practice, something we cultivate, and something that improves our well-being.

Each day, I try to express gratitude for things in my life, both big and small.

Today, I'd like to share my gratitude for you. This month, AMIGOS celebrated its 58th birthday. The last few years have been challenging for all, but we are stronger than ever. Thanks to you." — Sara Nathan, AMIGOS President & CEO
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Explore Latin America! Live with a host family! Make new friends! Submit your AMIGOS application this weekend and you’ll be entered to win a $500 voucher on airfare✈️❤️ 

Details at the link in our bio!

#TakeFlightForTheSummer #SomosAmigos2023

Explore Latin America! Live with a host family! Make new friends! Submit your AMIGOS application this weekend and you’ll be entered to win a $500 voucher on airfare✈️❤️

Details at the link in our bio!

#TakeFlightForTheSummer #SomosAmigos2023
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Time is ticking and spots are filling up for next summer!🥳🌎❤️

If you submit your application between now and December 15, you’ll be entered to win one of two $500 airfare vouchers for your AMIGOS project! Don’t miss out! 

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime.✈️ Learn more at the link in our bio!

#TakeFlightForTheSummer #SomosAmigos2023

#volunteerabroad #visitecuador #visitcostarica #visitpanama #culturalimmersion #volunteering #culturalexchange #highschoolspanish #studyabroad

Time is ticking and spots are filling up for next summer!🥳🌎❤️

If you submit your application between now and December 15, you’ll be entered to win one of two $500 airfare vouchers for your AMIGOS project! Don’t miss out!

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime.✈️ Learn more at the link in our bio!

#TakeFlightForTheSummer #SomosAmigos2023

#volunteerabroad #visitecuador #visitcostarica #visitpanama #culturalimmersion #volunteering #culturalexchange #highschoolspanish #studyabroad
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We would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 AMIGOS Lifelong Leaders Luncheon last Friday!🌎💚 More than 200 attendees gathered at Hotel Zaza in Houston’s Museum District. It was a true celebration full of smiles, connection, and inspiration. Check out our Facebook page to see all the photos!

Thank you to all the event sponsors, donors, host committee members, and attendees. Your support is monumental for AMIGOS programs and our student Financial Assistance Fund!

Thank you to our speakers Tony Chase, Art Rascon, Sara Nathan, Perla Quintero, and Meah Matherne, for inspiring us with your stories on the impact of AMIGOS across generations.

Sara Nathan, AMIGOS President & CEO, recognized Betsy Griffin, Trustee Emeritus. Betsy has been a strong advocate for building connections across borders for AMIGOS for over four decades. During Betsy’s impactful tenure, 19,273 students completed an AMIGOS program. 

Nationally recognized multi-ventured business owner and AMIGOS parent Tony Chase delivered an empowering speech on the importance of bringing people together from different backgrounds. Tony paid tribute to his father, John S. Chase, who was the first Black student at the University of Texas and first Black architect in the state of Texas. Tony highlighted his son Jojo’s journey to Panama with AMIGOS at 15 and the curiosity about the world it created. 

❤️✈️ Thank you, once again, for supporting AMIGOS and transforming the lives of youth across the Americas. Together, we are advancing the AMIGOS mission in 2022 and beyond!

📸: @all_nikon

We would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 AMIGOS Lifelong Leaders Luncheon last Friday!🌎💚 More than 200 attendees gathered at Hotel Zaza in Houston’s Museum District. It was a true celebration full of smiles, connection, and inspiration. Check out our Facebook page to see all the photos!

Thank you to all the event sponsors, donors, host committee members, and attendees. Your support is monumental for AMIGOS programs and our student Financial Assistance Fund!

Thank you to our speakers Tony Chase, Art Rascon, Sara Nathan, Perla Quintero, and Meah Matherne, for inspiring us with your stories on the impact of AMIGOS across generations.

Sara Nathan, AMIGOS President & CEO, recognized Betsy Griffin, Trustee Emeritus. Betsy has been a strong advocate for building connections across borders for AMIGOS for over four decades. During Betsy’s impactful tenure, 19,273 students completed an AMIGOS program.

Nationally recognized multi-ventured business owner and AMIGOS parent Tony Chase delivered an empowering speech on the importance of bringing people together from different backgrounds. Tony paid tribute to his father, John S. Chase, who was the first Black student at the University of Texas and first Black architect in the state of Texas. Tony highlighted his son Jojo’s journey to Panama with AMIGOS at 15 and the curiosity about the world it created.

❤️✈️ Thank you, once again, for supporting AMIGOS and transforming the lives of youth across the Americas. Together, we are advancing the AMIGOS mission in 2022 and beyond!

📸: @all_nikon
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