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Parent’s Guide to a Gap Year

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By Sophie Zeigler, parent of current AMIGOS Gap Uruguay volunteer Reed. Sophie will be visiting Reed next month in Uruguay to see the beautiful city…

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2019 Contest Winners


Every year, our amazing alumni send us photos, videos, and blog posts from their past summer with AMIGOS. Our HQ Staff choose their favorites in…

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AMIGOS When You Need It the Most

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By Mia Cooper, 2016 Azuero, Panama AMIGOS alumna and 2019 Discover AMIGOS Assistant Project Director   One thing I can promise you is that your…

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Finding Kindness in Uncertainty

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By Sydney Rubin Change is overwhelming; joining another family’s pre-existing routines is awkward. There’s lots of uncertainty: Where should I do my homework, how often…

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Experiencing Carnaval in Uruguay with my Host Mom

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By Colin Yeo Coming from a background of studying theater design and production, I was very lucky to be assigned Aracely as my host mom.…

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Exploring Montevideo Through My Camera Lens

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By Samuel Knight

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All the Little Things

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By Luke Petrosky Before I embarked on this gap year journey, I received advice from others telling me to come into this experience without expectations.…

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Journalism as a Tool to Learn a Language

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By Sophia Vahanvaty Almost every day of our four weeks of Spanish classes at Academia Uruguay, the discussion in my class would inevitably drift to…

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The Legacy of an AMIGOS Donor: Marvin Trotter Spotlight


In 2018, AMIGOS founded the Guy Bevil Legacy Society, named after the founder of AMIGOS, Guy Bevil. Guy Bevil The purpose…

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