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Before AMIGOS, After AMIGOS

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My life is divided into two phases: before AMIGOS and after AMIGOS. When I signed up for the program, I had no idea how dramatically…

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Behind the Scenes: World Marathon Challenge

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AMIGOS alumni are not ones to shy away from a challenge. Getting out of your comfort zone and traveling to a new country are two…

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Touching the Sky

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TOUCHING THE SKY By Alyssa Kurke, American University   Alyssa is one of nine students from American University’s Community-Based Research Scholars program who traveled to…

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Snapshot: Youth Ambassadors


Snapshot: Youth Ambassadors The Youth Ambassadors Program, funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, offers community service-minded students the opportunity to…

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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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