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7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days

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Dorn Wenninger Runs for AMIGOS 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days   AMIGOS alumni do some pretty incredible things. Five-time alum Dorn Wenninger…

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Verduras y Verdaderas

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Verduras y Verdaderas The Barranquilla, Colombia summer project with AMIGOS is unique because it’s only open to college students. Participants spend the first two weeks…

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Taylor Surles from AMIGOS to Doctors without Borders

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Taylor Surles from AMIGOS to Doctors without Borders We had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Taylor Surles, who was an AMIGOS participant…

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A Second Summer is Twice as Nice

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A Second Summer is Twice as Nice Kirsten: The Value of a Second Summer In 2009, my sister went to Honduras with AMIGOS and in…

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Q&A with Ernesto

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    Tell me about your CBI (Community-Based Initiative). What did you learn from it? At first I was slightly apprehensive about the possibility of…

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A Summer in Panama: Claire’s Experience

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Claire spent a summer in Panama with Amigos de las Américas and shared the highlights of her experience with us below.   word of mouth…

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Gap Year in Nicaragua: In Mateo’s Words

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Gap Year in Nicaragua: Mateo’s Experience and Advice For my gap year in Nicaragua I lived in Leon, participating as a volunteer for Amigos de Las…

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Gap Year in Nicaragua: An Interview with Sophie

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Gap Year in Nicaragua: An Interview with Sophie Why did you decide to do a gap year in Nicaragua with AMIGOS? I decided to participate 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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