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Santa Elena: Anna’s Experience


I saw the sunset twice in my four weeks in Bambil Collao. Of course, the sun rose and set each day, but the area had…

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Santa Elena: Hola from Muey


Hola from Muey, We’re so sad to be leaving here tomorrow morning. Over the past month, we’ve been able to experience everything that our area…

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Santa Elena: Kirra’s Experience


My time in Ecuador has been full of emotions, experiences, animals, farms, trying new foods, dancing, meeting new people, and learning more about myself and…

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Western Colorado: Letter from Alex


Dear parents and guardians,  From the outdoor education camp Balarat to Blue Mesa Reservoir, this trip has been nothing short of an adventure. In the…

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Los Santos: Excursions and Volunteering


Los Santos: Excursions and Volunteering Hello, this is Wesley and Ella. Over the course of this week, we enjoyed many authentic experiences. On the fifth…

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Montanas y Mar: First Week in CATIE


Primera Semana en el CATIE Escrito por: Sofía G Desde el primer momento que cruce miradas con otros alicantes, oh dios, la aventura que nos…

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Olas y Cerros: Hiking Turrialba, Planting Trees, and Making Chocolate


Hola, Olas! Welcome to our second week (our first full week) in the field! We started off Monday with a bang– a trip to the…

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Cartago y Caribe: Student Exchange, Typical Day, and Sea Turtles


Student Exchange at UCR Today, we visited the University of Costa Rica for a student exchange that was arranged with our pen pals. They had…

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La Costa: Rio Muchacho y Equilibrio Azul


Hola from La Costa! It is hard to imagine that the program is almost over. We spent the first week at Rio Muchacho. The ecolodge…

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¡Estamos contratando! AMIGOS is hiring a Costa Rica Programs Coordinator!🇨🇷 

The Costa Rica Programs Coordinator is responsible for supporting the coordination, planning, implementation, and assessment of AMIGOS programming in Costa Rica and other assigned work areas and virtual programming.

This role will supervise and support Project Staff teams during their program duration and will serve as one of the primary liaisons between the host country partner agencies and AMIGOS headquarters.

👉 Learn more and apply by Oct. 2nd! Visit the link in our bio for more information.

#hiring #costarica #visitcostarica #traveljobs #volunteerabroad #internationaleducation #latinamerica

¡Estamos contratando! AMIGOS is hiring a Costa Rica Programs Coordinator!🇨🇷

The Costa Rica Programs Coordinator is responsible for supporting the coordination, planning, implementation, and assessment of AMIGOS programming in Costa Rica and other assigned work areas and virtual programming.

This role will supervise and support Project Staff teams during their program duration and will serve as one of the primary liaisons between the host country partner agencies and AMIGOS headquarters.

👉 Learn more and apply by Oct. 2nd! Visit the link in our bio for more information.

#hiring #costarica #visitcostarica #traveljobs #volunteerabroad #internationaleducation #latinamerica
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Interested in a gap experience with AMIGOS in 2023?🦙

In honor of their 10th anniversary, and in partnership with Tortuga Backpacks, the Gap Year Association (GYA) is pleased to announce a gap year scholarship opportunity for those planning a gap experience next year. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2022.

✈️Don't miss out! Visit the link in our bio to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

#gap #gapyear #gapsemester #cuencaecuador #scholarships #visitecuador

Interested in a gap experience with AMIGOS in 2023?🦙

In honor of their 10th anniversary, and in partnership with Tortuga Backpacks, the Gap Year Association (GYA) is pleased to announce a gap year scholarship opportunity for those planning a gap experience next year. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2022.

✈️Don't miss out! Visit the link in our bio to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

#gap #gapyear #gapsemester #cuencaecuador #scholarships #visitecuador
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🚀 Applications are officially OPEN for AMIGOS Summer 2023 Projects! 🚀

Head to the link in our bio to save your spot on your top project choice! Next year we will have a variety of options for young people from across the Americas…

👉 Two, three, four, or six week projects to fit busy calendars

👉Host family stays in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama

👉Critical themes to explore like health, climate change, micro-enterprises, and more!

👉Longer project options for deeper immersion and more independence

👉Spots reserved on most projects for students from Latin America

Our team is thrilled to provide opportunities for young people across the Americas to experience another culture, volunteer with local partners, and build lifelong connections.💚 AMIGOS Summer Programs are first come, first serve. Start your application today!

*La aplicación para jóvenes latinoamericanos estará disponible a finales de este año!

#volunteerabroad #spanishimmersion #servicelearning #volunteeringabroad #highschoolspanish #travel #wanderlust

🚀 Applications are officially OPEN for AMIGOS Summer 2023 Projects! 🚀

Head to the link in our bio to save your spot on your top project choice! Next year we will have a variety of options for young people from across the Americas…

👉 Two, three, four, or six week projects to fit busy calendars

👉Host family stays in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama

👉Critical themes to explore like health, climate change, micro-enterprises, and more!

👉Longer project options for deeper immersion and more independence

👉Spots reserved on most projects for students from Latin America

Our team is thrilled to provide opportunities for young people across the Americas to experience another culture, volunteer with local partners, and build lifelong connections.💚 AMIGOS Summer Programs are first come, first serve. Start your application today!

*La aplicación para jóvenes latinoamericanos estará disponible a finales de este año!

#volunteerabroad #spanishimmersion #servicelearning #volunteeringabroad #highschoolspanish #travel #wanderlust
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We are beyond happy to welcome our Fall 2022 AMIGOS gap students in Cuenca, Ecuador!😍

¡Bienvenidos a esta hermosa ciudad!🇪🇨❤️

@amigos_americas_ecuador
@amigosgapecuador 

#gapyear #gapsemester #cuencaecuador #visitecuador #gap

We are beyond happy to welcome our Fall 2022 AMIGOS gap students in Cuenca, Ecuador!😍

¡Bienvenidos a esta hermosa ciudad!🇪🇨❤️

@amigos_americas_ecuador
@amigosgapecuador

#gapyear #gapsemester #cuencaecuador #visitecuador #gap
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📢 Calling all recent AMIGOS alumni! 📢

Feeling inspired by your AMIGOS experience? How about designing and implementing a service project for your local community?😍

Join us for the SOCIAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR!🥳

👉 This free, 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!

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

👉Join us THIS Wednesday, September 7th for a live webinar with S.I.A. Coordinator, Maia, to learn all about this amazing project! Sign up at the link in our bio.

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

📢 Calling all recent AMIGOS alumni! 📢

Feeling inspired by your AMIGOS experience? How about designing and implementing a service project for your local community?😍

Join us for the SOCIAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR!🥳

👉 This free, 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!

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

👉Join us THIS Wednesday, September 7th for a live webinar with S.I.A. Coordinator, Maia, to learn all about this amazing project! Sign up at the link in our bio.

(The S.I.A. begins early in October. It is self-paced and flexible to fit your schedule!)
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That's a wrap on our 58th summer! Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, partner agencies, community members, host families, chapters, donors, and staff who made 2022 a summer to remember.

#volunteerabroad #spanishimmersion #learnspanish #travel #highschool #teachingspanish

That's a wrap on our 58th summer! Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, partner agencies, community members, host families, chapters, donors, and staff who made 2022 a summer to remember.

#volunteerabroad #spanishimmersion #learnspanish #travel #highschool #teachingspanish
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