August 10–September 11, 2020

Listen to and read amazing intergenerational interviews and stories about AMIGOS in a StoryCorps platform and more.

Discover shared experiences across generations.

The Heart of AMIGOS

When Partners Become Lifelong Friends

Hadley Kyle, a volunteer in Michoacán, México in 2006, shares how her AMIGOS experience led her to a completely unexpected lifelong friendship.   I first heard about Amigos de las … Read More

Defining Leadership: An Interview with Jorge Poveda

Jorge Poveda, a former AMIGOS Youth Ambassadors Program Coordinator and Associate Project Director, shares his experience building young leaders as well as how to expand your global perspective with AMIGOS. … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Steve Schafer, Author

We caught up with AMIGOS alum Steve Schafer (Paraguay 1990) to ask him some questions! Steve is the author of The Border, a story about four Mexican teens who flee … Read More

7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days

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 is getting ready to run … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Taylor Surles from AMIGOS to Doctors without Borders

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 in Mexico. Curious about the … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: How AMIGOS Impacted Darien Clary’s Career

AMIGOS organizes immersion programs in Latin America for high school and college students seeking powerful life experiences. This sets you on the path to be a leader in your career … Read More

An Interview with AMIGOS Alum Gustavo Mora Elizondo

"Of all the experiences I had during my gap year in Nicaragua, living with a host family was the most valuable. Learning to adapt and live with other people is such a a good life skill, and I feel confident that I’ll be able to handle any roommate that I might have in college. My Spanish has also vastly improved by all the time I’ve spent with my host brothers. It truly feels like I belong to another family, and it can be easy to forget that I haven’t known them my entire life. I’m fortunate to have gotten to know each and every member of my host family, and I’m sure that the bonds I’ve made with them will not break."

–Mateo Gomez

An Interview with AMIGOS Alum Ashley Lin