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A Service Journey

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Melanie went to Nicaragua in the summer of 2011. She joined AMIGOS through our partner Rice University as a Loewenstern Fellow. We caught up with…

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54 Years, 28,000 Alumni, and Counting 

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May 18, 2018   Today, AMIGOS operates in 9 countries throughout the Americas. More than 650 teens and young adults will participate in our programs…

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The Wrong Reasons

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Maren is a two-time AMIGOS alum and will serve as a Project Supervisor this summer in the Dominican Republic. Here, she reflects on how she…

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Alumni Spotlight: Steve Schafer, Author

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We caught up with AMIGOS alum Steve Schafer (Paraguay 1990) to ask him some questions! Steve is the author of The Border, a story about…

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Scenes from Ecuador

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Last month, AMIGOS staff visited Ecuador to check in with the Gap Program in Cuenca, visit with partner agencies, talk to host families, and chat…

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What you need to know before you go abroad

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Are you or your child considering a summer or gap program in another country? Here are some questions to ask providers (and our answers!) to…

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Before AMIGOS, After AMIGOS

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My life is divided into two phases: before AMIGOS and after AMIGOS. When I signed up for the program, I had no idea how dramatically…

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Behind the Scenes: World Marathon Challenge

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AMIGOS alumni are not ones to shy away from a challenge. Getting out of your comfort zone and traveling to a new country are two…

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Touching the Sky

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TOUCHING THE SKY By Alyssa Kurke, American University   Alyssa is one of nine students from American University’s Community-Based Research Scholars program who traveled to…

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