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Volunteer Post: Brooke


The sounds of the river rushing, birds chirping, and music playing drift in through the open window. I look out at the lush, rolling green…

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Starting Micro-Projects in Cuenca


Just like that, another week in community has gone by! This week was a rewarding one for both volunteers and project staff, as many micro-projects…

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Midterm in Chimborazo


While volunteers spend most of their time in-country with their host families and communities, they were able to be tourists in Guaranda for midterm. After…

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Palmares Call Home Date


Calls home for the Palmares Project will happen on this Friday, July 26th between the hours of 8 AM and 12 PM Costa Rica time,…

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Arrival in Rural Communities


Volunteers arrived in rural communities this past weekend and they are all doing a wonderful job adjusting to community and beginning their microproyectos! Saturday morning…

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Palmares: First Week in Community


Week 1 in community was filled with delicious new food, host family bonding and community exploration! My route started in Cedral where Logan, Sloane, and…

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Setting the Scene in El Potrero, Panama by Alana


Picture this: mountains that are green, chickens that only have feathers on their backs, and mangoes ripening on trees. Welcome to Panama, also known as…

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Reflections from Fiesta Ambiental from Candace


Dear World, This weekend we left our community and were put into a school with 59 more gringos. But it was great! Currently, we are…

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Last Week of City Life


Last week was the volunteers’ last in Cuenca with their urban host families and marks the halfway point of our project. Volunteers Ellie and Ashley…

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Where do you see yourself in summer 2020? How about hiking through the lush tropical forests of Panama? ⠀ ⠀ Now is the time to apply for your incredible experience with AMIGOS next year! Grab your spot now before it fills up at apply.amigosinternational.org ...

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The 2020 AMIGOS Summit begins today!⠀ ⠀ Keep an eye out for updates on how we're reconnecting with our past, building connections, and energizing our community for the future in Houston this weekend. ...

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2020 Project Staff Applications are now open!⠀ ⠀ Each summer over 100 college students and young professionals from all over the Americas mentor and lead our summer projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.⠀ ⠀ The deadline for Senior Staff positions is November 17, 2019.⠀ The deadline for all other staff is January 5, 2010.⠀ ⠀ Learn more and apply today at buff.ly/2op9I5v ...

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Not sure where you want to go with AMIGOS next summer? If you love the mountains and cold weather, then you should look into our Ecuador or Peru projects!⠀ ⠀ Learn more about Peru at buff.ly/2VNu9VK ...

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The 2020 AMIGOS Summit is in less than 48 hours!⠀ ⠀ In this forum, we will discover where life after AMIGOS has taken our panelists in film, government, and entrepreneurship and explore the role AMIGOS has had in shaping their personal values and professional path.⠀ ⠀ Anyone is invited to attend the AMIGOS Summit! Learn more here at the link in our bio. ...

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"While I have absolutely loved studying Spanish and other languages throughout my life, language learning is sometimes hard because the progress we make is often intangible." - Sophia, current Gap volunteer in Uruguay.⠀ ⠀ Read more at the link to our blog in our bio about how she's using creative projects to improve her Spanish skills on the AMIGOS Gap Program in Uruguay! ...

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The 2020 AMIGOS Summit is this Friday!⠀ ⠀ Join us in Houston to reconnect with our past, build connections, and energize our community for the future.⠀ ⠀ Anyone is welcome to attend the entire Summit Program or to purchase tickets to individual events at the link in our bio! ...

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Did you know AMIGOS volunteers report increased fluency in Spanish after going through our program?⠀ ⠀ Activities go far beyond the classroom — you’ll lead activities in Spanish, learn local slang, and increase your confidence with real-world practice. You will not believe how fast your Spanish improves when you use it in conversation everyday!⠀ ⠀ Apply now at apply.amigosinternational.org! ...

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