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Laughing Your Way to Understanding


Marion Gibson, a two-time AMIGOS alumna, shares how her second summer abroad taught her the power of laughter to bridge language barriers and what truly…

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Microenterprises in Rural Communities

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When you google the word “microenterprise,” you might get a lot about startups and small companies. However, when you travel to Latin America with AMIGOS,…

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The Benefits of Unplugging


Everyday, we spend hours glued to screen. But what happens if you put the phone away and take a break from technology? Many students who…

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2018 Contest Winners


Each year, we invite our alumni to send in photos, videos, and blog posts from their summer with AMIGOS. Staff choose their favorites from each…

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Cuy Farming 101


When you think about farms, the animals that come to mind are probably cows, sheep, horses. But what about guinea pigs? Guinea pig – or…

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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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2nd Annual Breakfast to Benefit AMIGOS Raises Nearly $60,000


Our 2nd Annual Breakfast to Benefit AMIGOS on October 24, 2018 was a huge success, raising nearly $60,000. More than 200 guests enjoyed a wonderful…

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Amigos de las Américas Prioritizes Community in the San Francisco Bay Area with New Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amigos de las Américas Prioritizes Community in the San Francisco Bay Area with New Director SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 25, 2018) — AMIGOS…

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5 Reasons to Be a Host Family

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It’s amazing to go on international adventures, but what if you could bring the adventure to you? Becoming a host family for the Youth Ambassadors…

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