Hot, coastal, humid
chévere = cool
pelado/a = kid
Seafood, arepas (thick corn tortilla), patacones (fried plantains)
Colombianos or Barranquilleros
Carlos Vives, Joe Arroyo, Shakira, Fonseca, Juanes, Maluma
*Dates may be subject to change.
June 6 – Participants arrive. Project Leadership Teams pick them up at the airport.
June 7 – 9 – Briefing. Project Leadership Teams lead all participants in a country-specific orientation to AMIGOS and the Barranquilla Project.
June 10 – Extracurricular Activity – Fun sessions for local youth that focus on specific topics, like personal health, creative expression, the environment, gender equality, nutrition, etc!
June 11 – 22 – Global Health course at Uninorte
June 23 – 24 – Extracurricular Activities
June 25 – Participants travel to their host communities with Project Leadership Team members
June 26 – First week in community
June 30 – Youth Encuentro – Capacity building workshops held for local youth. These may be project-wide as well as region-wide.
July 1 – 13 – In community
July 14 – Midterm. Participants travel to Barranquilla and spend the day reflecting on their project with all participants. They will also have an option to call home during this time. This date may change.
July 15 – Week 4 in community
July 21 – Youth Encuentro
July 22 – August 1 – In community
August 2 – All participants return to Barranquilla
August 3 – Graduation Ceremony
August 4 – 7 – Debriefing. Participants reflect on their time in community, their host family, and their project. Fun excursions to areas of interest.
August 9 – Participants depart.