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Meet Angely, the 2021 Bill Arnold Fellow


The Bill Arnold Leadership Award was created to remember a cherished member of our AMIGOS community. Bill Arnold passed away on August 5, 2020 after a…

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Día de los Muertos

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You’ve probably seen the colorful skulls and flowers that surface around Halloween every year, but did you know there’s much more to them than candy?…

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AMIGOS Programming and the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Effort 


AMIGOS has been involved in vaccination campaigns and public health initiatives in Latin America since our founding in 1965, a time when the world was…

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Update on AMIGOS’ Organizational Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Update on AMIGOS’ Organizational Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   Last year, we deepened our organization’s commitment to creating a more diverse, equitable, and…

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Reasons We Love the Ecuadorian Coast


When people think of Ecuador, most people probably conjure images of the magnificent Andes mountains, fluffy alpacas grazing on green slopes, the equator, and maybe…

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Experiencing Colorful Colorado


When you step out into a Colorado summer day in the mountains, there are a few things you will notice. You will look up and…

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Mateo’s Statement of Purpose


Mateo (Peru ’14, Costa Rica ’19) was kind enough to share his statement of purpose for graduate school with AMIGOS. He cites his experiences with…

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Gap Year Lessons Learned

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February is Gap Year Exploration Month and AMIGOS is proud to support the movement to popularize gap years and share our gap year lessons learned.…

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Returning to In-Person Programs in 2021


After extensive consideration and months of planning, we have decided to offer in-person programs in Latin America and the U.S. for summer 2021. We made…

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