Voices of Amigos


La Carta features stories from AMIGOS alumni and updates from our organization. Browse through the posts to see what we're up to and to learn more about AMIGOS!



5 Latin American YouTubers to Watch to Practice your Spanish!

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Have you ever wondered who some of the most popular travel YouTubers in Latin America are? These fun content creators have been filming and editing…

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Nicaraguan Nostalgia: Looking back on Nueva Segovia ’21

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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about Nicaragua?  Throughout the years, the media has put a spotlight on…

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Amigo of the Month – April 2022

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Meet Eva, our April 2022 Amigo of the Month!   Eva is joining our Discover AMIGOS: Panama Project this summer. From Connecticut, Eva loves macaroni…

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What We Learned in the Last Two Years

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What We Learned in the Last Two Years Two years ago today, on March 16, 2020, AMIGOS announced the full suspension of all volunteer programs…

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Discover AMIGOS: More than a sleepaway summer camp!

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There are lots of summer vacations during our teenage years that we never forget about. The sun is shining, you are reading by the pool,…

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Returning to Homestays in 2022

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Returning to Homestays in 2022 After careful consideration in consult with our local partner agency, Medical Director, host community contacts, and Health, Safety, and Risk…

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Amigo of the Month – March 2022

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Meet March’s Amigo of the Month, Harrington! Harrington is from Washington, DC and is headed to the Ecuador: La Costa Project this summer. As an…

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On Investment in Communities with Eric Donnelly

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On Investment in Communities with Eric Donnelly Eric Donnelly In 2021, Capital Plus Financial committed $169,500 over a four-year span to…

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Amigo of the Month – February 2022

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Meet Aniyah, our Amigo of the Month for February 2022! Aniyah is from Washington, D.C. and is joining AMIGOS this summer for the Cartago y…

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Field Notes are updates from our programs across the Americas. Explore by project to get a taste of what AMIGOS is like and to see updates from current volunteers.



Colorado Updates: Sustainable Farming

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By Brian & Adhav On the morning of our 8th day in Colorado, our group woke up tired but filled with a muted enthusiasm as…

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Monteverde Updates from Jayna and Aydin

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Hola, me llamo Jayna. Soy de Chicago, Illinois y tengo 17 años. Estoy en el programa de Monteverde y Costa Atlántica. Este es todo el…

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La Costa: Humpback Whales

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This week has truly been bittersweet. Session B has started our final week together and it sure is one for the books. On Monday we…

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La Costa – Session B Week 2

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Our second week at Rio Muchacho has been a blast! Our first day we took a trip to Rancho Mila where we were given a…

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Montanas y Mar: Turtle Conservation

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After a week of very up and down weather, we have changed course and are now in Matapalo, Puntarenas. As soon as we arrived on…

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Monteverde Updates from Dean and Tres

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Field Notes from Dean: This trip, one of my favorite things I did was ziplining, as well as exploring the hanging bridges at Selvatura Adventure…

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Los Santos: Wrapping Up

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¡Qué gran travesía hemos vivido estas últimas semanas! Ha sido una gran experiencia, cargada de tantos momentos vividos en tan poco tiempo. Comprendemos que AMIGOS…

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Los Santos – Bean Voyage

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We have had such an amazing time this week! Experiencing so many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities was incredible and we will never forget it! This past week,…

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Nueva Segovia – July 20–26

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20 de julio Comenzamos nuestro día con un desayuno de panqueques y fruta, continuado por un paseo de autobús rápido a grupo fénix. Después de…

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AMIGOS in the news!



Capital Plus Financial to Underwrite Amigos de las Americas’ Social Impact Accelerator Program

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Capital Plus Financial to Underwrite Amigos de las Americas’ Social Impact Accelerator Program The Mission-Driven Company to Fund Accelerator For Students Looking to Impact Their…

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Gap Year Alum Luke Interviewed on Gap Year Radio

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Luke joined AMIGOS for a gap year in Cuenca, Ecuador in 2019. As a student at Tufts University, he chose to join their 1+4 Bridge…

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AMIGOS Alums Josie and Jesus Featured in the South Seattle Emerald

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AMIGOS alumni Josie Jensen and Jesús Zamora wrote an article entitled Indigenous Voices Across the Americas, published in the South Seattle Emerald on September 27,…

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Houston Independent School District and Amigos de las Americas Launch Classroom Community Impact Project

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HOUSTON, TX, May 24, 2021 – With a combined 154 years of experience serving the Houston community, Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) and the Houston…

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Wall Street Journal: “For Teens, a Wild Homeschooling Alternative: A Trip to Costa Rica”

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AMIGOS was featured in the Wall Street Journal on January 30, 2021. The article focuses on opportunities for teens to study, live, and volunteer in…

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Female Disruptors: Sara Nathan of Amigos de las Américas On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry (Authority Magazine)

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By Jason Hartman   In this article for Authority Magazine, writer Jason Hartman interviews AMIGOS President & CEO Sara Nathan. She discusses a turning point…

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Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Sara Nathan of Amigos de las Américas Is Helping To Change Our World (Authority Magazine)

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“Each of us is raised in our social bubble and with varying degrees of exposure to societal challenges — issues related to social justice, inequality,…

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Sara Nathan: “Day In and Day Out” (Thrive Global)

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By Ben Ari   AMIGOS President & CEO Sara Nathan was featured in Thrive Global’s piece about her own career path and building tomorrow’s leaders.…

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Should You Consider A Virtual Gap Year? (Forbes)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of many high school seniors, who graduated into a summer of uncertainty. Gap years are garnering interest in…

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