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The Perfect Gap Year or Semester Candidate


Who should take a gap year or semester? You! Yes, that’s right, YOU! Not convinced that taking a gap year is for you? Let’s talk…

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A Family of AMIGOS: A Love Story


Allison and Blake are AMIGOS alums who met in Latin America, where they both volunteered as Route Leaders in Paraguay in 1991. Eventually, they got…

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What do llamas receive when they graduate?: A collection of llama-tastic jokes


AMIGOS alumni get the chance to meet llamas, alpacas, and vicunas while they volunteer in Latin America. Memories of these new friends always make our…

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Community is Where the Heart Is: An Interview with Lauren Kobashigawa

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Lauren is an AMIGOS alumna who spent last summer with AMIGOS in the Dominican Republic. After returning home to the United States, she was inspired…

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Dia de Amistad


Everyday is a great day to celebrate your friends, but did you know there’s an official day to celebrate your favorite people? Día de Amistad,…

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Benefits of Community Service

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When you’re trying to get ready for college, you’ll often hear people talking about “community service.” Either you have a required number of hours or…

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Getting Out of Your Element: An Interview with Felipe De los Santos

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Former AMIGOS Youth Ambassador and Mentor, Project Supervisor, and Associate Project Director Felipe De los Santos shares his experience getting out of his element and…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Go to Panama This Summer


Panama may be a country that brings to mind hats and a big canal, but there is so much more to this vibrant and diverse…

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The Power of Collaboration

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AMIGOS Managing Director of Marketing and Communications and alumna April Hearne shares about her experience with AMIGOS in Mexico in 2008. She discusses the sustainability…

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