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Report from Isla Cañas


Last Friday marked the end of our first night in Isla Cañas. From Saturday-Tuesday, we had a jam-packed schedule of activities during our time on…

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Beginning of the Trip: Isla Cañas


We have had a very exciting, exhausting, and internet-less experience over the past 6 days! Now that we have internet again, we will get back…

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Pérez Zeledón Session B Arrival


We are happy to report that all participants from Session B of the Pérez Zeledón Project arrived safely at the airport last night, where they…

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San Juan, DR Session B Arrival


All participants on Session B of the San Juan, Dominican Republic project arrived safely last night. Project staff met them at the airport and this…

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Kelvin and Noé: Updates from the Yucatan


Week 2 in Community: Updates from Kelvin and Noé Kelvin: When I first got to my community I felt culture shock almost instantly. Sleeping in…

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It Was the Best of Times


Can you believe it? Participants are beginning week 3 of living and serving in the beautiful indigenous communities of Guamote and Guaranda, respectively. Week 2…

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Midterm: Coclé 2018


This past weekend, all our participants returned to Penonomé for a few hours to call their friends and family, catch-up with other participants, make some purchases,…

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Session B Participants Have Arrived!


Welcome to Panama! We’re excited to have an amazing two weeks learning, traveling, volunteering, practicing Spanish, trying new foods, and making great friends!

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Yucatan: First Week in Community


What a first week! Participants are now in community, conducting the community-based initiative process and carrying out extracurricular activities alongside local students and their AMIGOS…

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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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Our very own Krista Boscoe was on the Join Our Vida Loca podcast! 

Hear what she has to say about hope, resilience, and the impact travel has on discovering ourselves. Find it at the link in our bio!

Gracias, @joinourvidaloca!

Our very own Krista Boscoe was on the Join Our Vida Loca podcast!

Hear what she has to say about hope, resilience, and the impact travel has on discovering ourselves. Find it at the link in our bio!

Gracias, @joinourvidaloca!
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We laughed, we danced, we cried! Reímos, bailamos, lloramos..🥹💚

The end of this AMIGOS summer is fast approaching, and we can’t help but reminisce on all the experiences shared and friendships that blossomed during the last few months!

What are some of your favorite AMIGOS memories from this summer?👇🏼🥰
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#amigosdelasamericas #volunteerabroad #summer2022 #studyabroad #summerabroad #latinamerica #volunteering #spanishimmersion #servicelearning #wanderlust #teentravel #highschool #travel #highschoolstudyabroad

We laughed, we danced, we cried! Reímos, bailamos, lloramos..🥹💚

The end of this AMIGOS summer is fast approaching, and we can’t help but reminisce on all the experiences shared and friendships that blossomed during the last few months!

What are some of your favorite AMIGOS memories from this summer?👇🏼🥰
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#amigosdelasamericas #volunteerabroad #summer2022 #studyabroad #summerabroad #latinamerica #volunteering #spanishimmersion #servicelearning #wanderlust #teentravel #highschool #travel #highschoolstudyabroad
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We'd love to have you join the AMIGOS team!
Check out our open jobs, including AmeriCorps VISTA positions and local chapter board roles at the Work With Us link in our bio.

We'd love to have you join the AMIGOS team!
Check out our open jobs, including AmeriCorps VISTA positions and local chapter board roles at the Work With Us link in our bio.
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#Discover AMIGOS volunteers had a great time hiking through Cerro Gaital in Valle de Antón!😍 

They learned about Panama’s plentiful flora and fauna, got to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, and even planted some trees with the help of our local guides and “frens” (friends, as Panamanians call them).🇵🇦❤️

We don’t want the summer to end!

#volunteerabroad #spanishimmersion #visitpanama #valledeanton #middleschoolspanish #summerabroad #panamatravel #internationaleducation #amigosdelasamericas #volunteering #servicelearning

#Discover AMIGOS volunteers had a great time hiking through Cerro Gaital in Valle de Antón!😍

They learned about Panama’s plentiful flora and fauna, got to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, and even planted some trees with the help of our local guides and “frens” (friends, as Panamanians call them).🇵🇦❤️

We don’t want the summer to end!

#volunteerabroad #spanishimmersion #visitpanama #valledeanton #middleschoolspanish #summerabroad #panamatravel #internationaleducation #amigosdelasamericas #volunteering #servicelearning
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Memories from the field: Cartago y Caribe Pen Pals!📝

"We drove to a local school and visited our pen pals that we have been writing to in Spanish for a couple of days, with the help of our Spanish teachers Marcio and Jorge. We started by meeting our pen pals who gave us a tour of the school and tried to help us speak in Spanish as well as we could.

The local students brought us treats from their cafeteria and played basketball and soccer with us. Then our pen pals helped us write about our experiences in Costa Rica in Spanish. Thank you to all of our Spanish teachers for helping us with advancing our Spanish speaking and our pen pals for being so kind and welcoming."

Read the full Field Notes entry at the link in our bio!

Memories from the field: Cartago y Caribe Pen Pals!📝

"We drove to a local school and visited our pen pals that we have been writing to in Spanish for a couple of days, with the help of our Spanish teachers Marcio and Jorge. We started by meeting our pen pals who gave us a tour of the school and tried to help us speak in Spanish as well as we could.

The local students brought us treats from their cafeteria and played basketball and soccer with us. Then our pen pals helped us write about our experiences in Costa Rica in Spanish. Thank you to all of our Spanish teachers for helping us with advancing our Spanish speaking and our pen pals for being so kind and welcoming."

Read the full Field Notes entry at the link in our bio!
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Memories from the field: Olas y Cerros, Session A✈️❤️

"We have created so many memories and new friends over this program, and simply enjoying each other's company has been one of the highlights for many. We held a bittersweet, tearful candlelight ceremony to say goodbye, and then hopped on that 3 am flight back to Houston, and then home.

It has been a wonderful trip, and we have made so many connections that we will not soon forget. Until next time, Amigos!"

🥹Read Session A's full Field Notes entry at the link in our bio!

#volunteerabroad #spanishimmersion #visitcostarica #servicelearning #highschoolspanish #culturalimmersion #travel

Memories from the field: Olas y Cerros, Session A✈️❤️

"We have created so many memories and new friends over this program, and simply enjoying each other's company has been one of the highlights for many. We held a bittersweet, tearful candlelight ceremony to say goodbye, and then hopped on that 3 am flight back to Houston, and then home.

It has been a wonderful trip, and we have made so many connections that we will not soon forget. Until next time, Amigos!"

🥹Read Session A's full Field Notes entry at the link in our bio!

#volunteerabroad #spanishimmersion #visitcostarica #servicelearning #highschoolspanish #culturalimmersion #travel
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