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Welcome to Field Notes!


Field Notes are updates from our programs across the Americas. Explore by project to get a taste of what AMIGOS is like and to see…

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Meet Your Barranquilla, Colombia Project Director!


Spending the summer in Barranquilla? Meet Steffany! ¡Hola AMIGOS! My name is Steffany Vizcaino, but you can call me Steff. I am more than honored and…

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Yucatán, México: Meet Matteo, Your Project Director


Yucatán, México: Meet Your Project Director! Me in the centro of Merida Hola a todos! My name is Matteo Travers and…

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Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica: Meet Your Project Director


Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica: Meet your PD, BELLA! Saludos! My name is Bella Tanaka (pronouns: she/her/hers) and I am the Project Director of the Pérez…

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Heading to Coclé, Panama? Meet your Project Director!


Heading to Coclé, Panama? Meet your Project Director! Hola a [email protected]! My name is Natalia Dellavalle, and I will be your Project Director in Coclé,…

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Palmares, Costa Rica: Meet Your Project Director!


Palmares, Costa Rica: Meet Your Project Director! Hi everyone! My name is Derek Schadel and I’m from Findlay, Ohio. I’m passionate about culture, social and economic inclusion, education, and Colombian tinto (coffee)! I hold…

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Survey in the Andes


Survey in the Andes   Adam is currently living in Cuenca, Ecuador, where he works for AMIGOS as the Gap Program Coordinator. Before moving to…

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Guaira, Paraguay Field Notes Archive


Guaira, Paraguay Field Notes Archive Click here to read stories from the field from our Guaira, Paraguay project.  

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Discover AMIGOS Nicaragua Field Notes Archive


Discover AMIGOS Nicaragua Field Notes Archive 2017 was our first year to do the Discover AMIGOS program! Click here to read notes from the field…

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We believe that all women and girls—and all people—should be empowered to be independent, healthy, educated, and to achieve whatever they set their minds to. Through our youth programming in the Americas, we actively work to ensure all young people can thrive. AMIGOS will continue to support the fundamental human rights to health, safety, opportunity, and self-determination for all.

Together, we can create a better future for our global community.

We believe that all women and girls—and all people—should be empowered to be independent, healthy, educated, and to achieve whatever they set their minds to. Through our youth programming in the Americas, we actively work to ensure all young people can thrive. AMIGOS will continue to support the fundamental human rights to health, safety, opportunity, and self-determination for all.

Together, we can create a better future for our global community.
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Today, we celebrate freedom! Happy Juneteenth!

On this day in 1865, general Gordon Granger arrived to the coasts of Galveston, Texas to proclaim the abolishment of slavery in the U.S. - once and for all. Even though Abraham Lincoln had abolished slavery in 1863, it took another two years for the Emancipation Proclamation to become law in southern states like Texas.

Today, cities around the U.S. will offer events such as speeches, concerts, African American art and history exhibits, as well as firework shows to commemorate this important date. We invite you to attend some of these events in your area and learn more about the historical, cultural, and political contributions of African Americans in the U.S.!🇺🇸

📸: M. Fisher via Flickr

Today, we celebrate freedom! Happy Juneteenth!

On this day in 1865, general Gordon Granger arrived to the coasts of Galveston, Texas to proclaim the abolishment of slavery in the U.S. - once and for all. Even though Abraham Lincoln had abolished slavery in 1863, it took another two years for the Emancipation Proclamation to become law in southern states like Texas.

Today, cities around the U.S. will offer events such as speeches, concerts, African American art and history exhibits, as well as firework shows to commemorate this important date. We invite you to attend some of these events in your area and learn more about the historical, cultural, and political contributions of African Americans in the U.S.!🇺🇸

📸: M. Fisher via Flickr
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📝We have such great Field Notes coming in from AMIGOS project staff and volunteers!

Enjoy the weekend by visiting our blog and reading the entries that are coming in from Latin America and even Colorado. Go to amigosinternational.org/field-notes or visit the link in our bio!

"Right in front of his house lives Jacinto, a farmer who opened the doors of his house and showed us the harvest of the day – guanábanas – and gave me a huge one. He says proudly that he lives in a humble way, but his doors are always open to anyone who wants to enter and share his food." — Sebastián, Santa Elena

📝We have such great Field Notes coming in from AMIGOS project staff and volunteers!

Enjoy the weekend by visiting our blog and reading the entries that are coming in from Latin America and even Colorado. Go to amigosinternational.org/field-notes or visit the link in our bio!

"Right in front of his house lives Jacinto, a farmer who opened the doors of his house and showed us the harvest of the day – guanábanas – and gave me a huge one. He says proudly that he lives in a humble way, but his doors are always open to anyone who wants to enter and share his food." — Sebastián, Santa Elena
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"We should keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity." — George Takei

Diversity makes our world beautiful and unique.❤️ We honor the power and wisdom of diverse voices, and recognize the amazing contributions that the LGBTQ+ community has made on volunteerism around the world. Happy #PrideMonth2022, Amigos!

Visit amigosinternational.org/pride-resources for more information about the origins and history of Pride Month.

"We should keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity." — George Takei

Diversity makes our world beautiful and unique.❤️ We honor the power and wisdom of diverse voices, and recognize the amazing contributions that the LGBTQ+ community has made on volunteerism around the world. Happy #PrideMonth2022, Amigos!

Visit amigosinternational.org/pride-resources for more information about the origins and history of Pride Month.
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And so…AMIGOS Summer 2022 begins!✈️ Follow our 58th generation of volunteers as they venture across the Americas. Thank you for being part of our community, for supporting young people across the Americas, and for keeping AMIGOS strong after more than five decades.

Don't miss out on this summer's live updates! Visit our blog: amigosinternational.org/field-notes.

And our project Instagram accounts!

Ecuador: @amigos_americas_ecuador
Costa Rica: @amigos_americas_costarica
Colorado: @amigos_americas_colorado
Nicaragua: @amigos_americas_nicaragua
Panama: @amigos_americas_panama
Youth Ambassadors: @amigosyap

Let the adventures begin!🤩🌎
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#volunteerabroad #summer2022 #studyabroad #spanishimmersion #highschoolspanish #latinamerica #travel #internationaleducation

And so…AMIGOS Summer 2022 begins!✈️ Follow our 58th generation of volunteers as they venture across the Americas. Thank you for being part of our community, for supporting young people across the Americas, and for keeping AMIGOS strong after more than five decades.

Don't miss out on this summer's live updates! Visit our blog: amigosinternational.org/field-notes.

And our project Instagram accounts!

Ecuador: @amigos_americas_ecuador
Costa Rica: @amigos_americas_costarica
Colorado: @amigos_americas_colorado
Nicaragua: @amigos_americas_nicaragua
Panama: @amigos_americas_panama
Youth Ambassadors: @amigosyap

Let the adventures begin!🤩🌎
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#volunteerabroad #summer2022 #studyabroad #spanishimmersion #highschoolspanish #latinamerica #travel #internationaleducation
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Have you heard the news?! We are so excited to launch our new alumni network, AMIGOS Alumni Connect! Head over to the website and learn more about the events, activities, and resources that the network will provide starting this summer!🌎

📝Some of these opportunities include:
‣ New alumni recognition awards
‣ New virtual lunch and learn mixers
‣ Expanded in-person social and service events
‣ Expanded leadership opportunities for recent alumni
‣ New alumni gear!

Learn more and reconnect with AMIGOS alumni around the world by visiting the link in our bio!💚

Have you heard the news?! We are so excited to launch our new alumni network, AMIGOS Alumni Connect! Head over to the website and learn more about the events, activities, and resources that the network will provide starting this summer!🌎

📝Some of these opportunities include:
‣ New alumni recognition awards
‣ New virtual lunch and learn mixers
‣ Expanded in-person social and service events
‣ Expanded leadership opportunities for recent alumni
‣ New alumni gear!

Learn more and reconnect with AMIGOS alumni around the world by visiting the link in our bio!💚
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