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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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What country speaks to your soul? Take our quiz to find out where you should travel with AMIGOS this summer!⠀

Whether you're excited about conservation in Costa Rica or adventure in the mountains of Peru, find the perfect project that suits you by taking the quiz in the bio.⠀

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Breaking news! Our brand new program Explore AMIGOS is here!⠀

Dive into Costa Rica with 17 days of group adventure, turtle conservation, and Spanish classes with this unique group adventure for 15-17-year-olds.⠀

Explore AMIGOS is perfect for anyone interested in environmental conservation, travel, or learning a new language. No Spanish is required!⠀

Apply now to explore with AMIGOS this summer at the link in our bio.
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Kickstart 2020 by meeting AMIGOS in a city near you!⠀

We will be visiting gap fairs across the country in the next few months. From New York and Chicago to Houston and Palo Alto, you can learn more about our gap program IRL.⠀

Check out the 2020 Gap Fair Schedule at the link in our bio!
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"Being here has made me realize that I never want to live a life where I am not being pushed outside my comfort zone and truly challenged."⠀

Read more from Natalie K., a Gap Program Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador on our blog at buff.ly/2qGci7R
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"Ever since I first started learning Spanish as a 4-year-old kindergartner, I have been fascinated by the language and its culture. Although I have spent over 8 years learning Spanish in classrooms, I feel that immersion is the best way to truly experience a language and its culture."⠀

Take your Spanish outside of the classroom and into the world this summer with AMIGOS!
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Join the AMIGOS team at Headquarters in Houston, TX.⠀

We are currently hiring a Senior Accountant with 2-5 years of accounting experience. This is a great professional opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic about the non-profit mission of AMIGOS and wants to work on a varied set of accounting assignments throughout the organization. ⠀

Learn more and apply today at the link in the bio!
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Kickstart 2020 by meeting AMIGOS in a city near you!⠀

We will be visiting gap fairs across the country in the next few months. From New York and Chicago to Houston and Palo Alto, you can learn more about our gap program IRL.⠀

Check out the 2020 Gap Fair Schedule at the link in our bio!
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"I have made quite a few friends- through AMIGOS, my host family, and my internship. These friendships are the most valuable things I have gained from my time in Cuenca. Through these people I have developed a new perspective of the world and have learned just a little more about how I fit into it."⠀

Read more about Gap Ecuador volunteer Aidan's experiences in Cuenca this year in "Months in Moments" at our blog at amigosinternational.org
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