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Go Beyond Travel: Ecuador Gap Year

With heavy hearts we shared the news today that, for the first time in 55 years, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to suspend AMIGOS 2020 Summer Programs and the Spring Gap Program in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.⠀

Out of concern for the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, host community members, and everyone in the AMIGOS family, we are acting boldly to limit and slow the spread of this virus.⠀

Over the coming days and weeks, we will be in touch with more information about next steps for everyone impacted by this decision. We appreciate your patience and hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy. ⠀

Read an open letter from CEO Sara Nathan at the link in our bio.

On our Gap Program, volunteers intern with a local partner agency to gain work experience and hone skills necessary for the real world.⠀

AMIGOS matches you with an internship based on your interests and our partner agency needs, ensuring you get the most out of your experience. ⠀

In Ecuador, some of our internship themes include public health, education & teaching English, women & youth empowerment, and social justice & immigration services.⠀

Learn more at the link in our bio!

AMIGOS volunteers are getting ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. In order for them to take full advantage of this experience, we are challenging volunteers to disconnect from their cell phones during their time in community!⠀

Learn more about disconnecting to reconnect on our blog La Carta at the link in the bio.

AMIGOS believes in intercultural collaboration. We recruit an equal number of students from Latin America to work alongside volunteers from the United States every year. Together with teens and young adults your own age, you will design and lead community-owned projects. ...

AMIGOS is hiring for two new positions: Director of Partnerships and Chicago Outreach Manager.⠀

The Director of Partnerships will seek out and build new partnerships for programming, recruitment, and brand visibility. For the Chicago Outreach Manager, AMIGOS is looking for a creative, organized, and enthusiastic self-starter with the capacity to build school, parent, and student relationships to drive AMIGOS program enrollment in Chicago, IL.⠀

Learn more at the link in our bio!

The AMIGOS Gap Program Early Bird Deadline is this Thursday!⠀

Apply before March 12th and receive $500 off your application for our semester- or year-long Gap Programs in Ecuador or Uruguay.⠀

Apply now at the link in our bio!

Peru is calling!⠀

Apply by March 31st for our 6- or 8-week Peru projects and you can explore the grand beauty of Machu Picchu - don't forget to spot any llamas on the way!⠀

Ready to experience this country of all countries?