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Gap Year in Nicaragua: Emma’s Perspective

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Gap Year with AMIGOS in Nicaragua Taking a gap year or semester is an increasingly popular route for high school graduates to gain skills and…

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Meet your Chimborazo Project Director – Ari Migdale

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¡Hola a todos/as! My name is Ari Migdale and I couldn’t be more excited to be returning to the heart of the Andes this summer…

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Hello from the Dominican Republic: A Message from Project Director Savannah Shifrin

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A Message from Project Director Savannah Shifrin My name is Savannah Shifrin, and I am your Project Director for the upcoming summer! I am winding…

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Standing strong with our partners in Latin America

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Dear Amigos, For over 51 years, Amigos de las Américas has been committed to creating a world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst…

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Partner Spotlight: The World Affairs Council of Austin

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AMIGOS is excited to announce a new partnership with the World Affairs Council of Austin. Their programs and events, which focus on student involvement in…

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AMIGOS Then and Now…

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Reflections from Joe Crownover As a volunteer in 1990 just after AMIGOS celebrated its 25th anniversary, I lived in a mud brick house with no…

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Lauren Antosz: From AMIGOS to Fulbright Ambassador

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You might be reading the AMIGOS blog wondering, “Why should I do AMIGOS?” And I’m glad you asked. Quite honestly, some of the best journeys…

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The Unforgettable Impact of a Host Family

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Eleanor spent 7 weeks on an AMIGOS program in Nicaragua. Here, she speaks about her relationship with her host family. I had lots of expectations…

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Alumni Spotlight: Marit Frost

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“It is not even 12, and I have already had 6 cups of coffee. My host sister has decided that that is an ample amount…

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