Are you ready to travel outside of your comfort zone in a whole new way? Then grab your passport and sleeping bag, because the 2019 AMIGOS Mystery Project is here!
Spend six weeks venturing into the unknown with Spanish language immersion, community led projects, and an authentic host family experience. But everything has one small twist: you won't know where you're going until this fall!

Venture into the Unknown

What You'll Do

You could be working on biodiversity in a tropical forest, helping run a cuy farm in a remote village, hiking the mountains for some vicuna spotting, or something completely new!

Who is this trip for?

This trip is perfect for the AMIGOS alum who’s ready for the next level of adventure or the bravest young people ready to jump into the unknown headfirst.

What will you get?

As with every AMIGOS program, your entire trip will be supported by our 24-7 On-Call Staff, dedicated staff and project leaders, and extensive training to prepare you for your trip.

Get out of your element in an entirely new way; it’s time for the 2019 AMIGOS Mystery Project.

Project Features

AMIGOS volunteers increase their language ability through immersion that goes beyond what can be achieved in a classroom. They improve their fluency, learn local slang, and increase their confidence with real-world practice.
Living with a host family is central to the AMIGOS experience. All host families volunteer to open their homes to young people from another culture. Volunteers and host families build long-lasting relationships and often stay in touch after the project has closed.
While in country, AMIGOS volunteers work on a community-led service project. Every service project is unique, but each channels young people's ideas to create postive change.
The opportunity for independence and self direction makes AMIGOS unique. Volunteers shape their time in country according to their passions. the possibilities are endless - what each volunteer takes out of their experience is up to them!
Every Amigo is mentored by a member of our project leadership team through regular check-ins and personalized feedback. This allows volunteers to experience the independence that sets our programs apart, with the support of a passionate facilitator.
Volunteers build their leadership and community development skills through hands-on training. Not only is AMIGOS training fun and engaging, it gives them the necessary tools for success in the field and beyond.
  • National Chapter
  • Length
    6 weeks
  • Training Dates
    Group Pre-departure Training: June 7–11
  • In-Country Dates
    June 11–July 23
  • Ages
  • Price
    $6,350 (includes international airfare)
Ready to take the plunge into a mystery project?

Start your application today!

Throughout the whole experience I made life-long friends, learned about a new culture, and I got to make a real impact on some amazing peoples' lives - although it was nothing compared to the impact they made on mine. I was in my community for about 6 weeks, but at the end of it I wanted to stay there much longer, because it had become like a second home, a second family.
Claire, Panama Project Volunteer
Program Requirements
  • Meet the health criteria for AMIGOS participation and follow the mental health procedures if necessary
  • Receive required immunizations and medications
  • Be age 15–22 on the project start date (June 11)
  • Have two years of Spanish study or the equivalent

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