To embark on a journey unlike any other, you pack your bags, remind your parents you will be just fine and get on your plane.
You’re nervous, but excited when your greeted by your in country staff and whisked off to begin your summer with AMIGOS. After more training you make friends, meet your partner and FINALLY get to community where you meet your host family.
Before you know it midterm comes and you can’t believe you’re already halfway through, but you join in the merriment and connect with friends you made on the project. Inside you can’t wait to get back to community.
You say goodbye, and head home. In the beginning you thought this adventure might be too long, now you can’t believe you’re done.
You will hold onto those memories forever, and year by year some things may fade but the time you spent with AMIGOS is yours to keep forever.
– Taylor Martin