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Volunteering Moves the World

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This blog post was written by Jonathan Zúñiga Granados, the president of Casa de la Juventud, one of our partner organizations in Costa Rica. He…

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Getting out of a Bubble in Ecuador

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We caught up with Max, a student at Tufts University who joined our Gap Program in Cuenca, Ecuador for the 2017-18 school year. Here, he…

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Just Audrey

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Like an idiot, I came to Ecuador carrying expectations. Last August I looked ahead and saw “cool traveler adventurer Audrey,” the girl that could solve…

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Grand Dream of Adventure

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I have had more adventures in the last few weeks in Ecuador than in the last few years of my life. I have been to…

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AMIGOS Training: Step 1

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AMIGOS training takes place at the beginning of all our programs and is a crucial component of every project. Throughout the year, we develop and…

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Learning the Subjunctive in Ecuador

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In Pilapuchín, a community of 400 tucked high in the Ecuadorian Andes, the local equivalent of the PTA does not get a summer break. As…

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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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