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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. Our Gap Program began in 2012 in…

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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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Civic Action Gap Semester: So Much More Than a Class

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By: Georgia S. Describing the Civic Action Gap Semester as just a class, with lectures and homework, is an understatement. It is so much more…

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A Thanksgiving Message in an Uncertain Time


A message from AMIGOS President & CEO, Sara Nathan   Dear AMIGOS Family, What can I say about this year that hasn’t already been said?…

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Romina’s Reflections on a Virtual Gap Semester

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Romina is a student in from Maryland who is currently enrolled in our fall Civic Action Gap Semester, an exciting partnership program in collaboration with…

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Alice’s Experience with the Civic Action Gap Semester

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Alice is a participant this fall in the Civic Action Gap Semester, an exciting partnership program in collaboration with the Tufts University Jonathan M. Tisch…

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