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!



Amigos of the Week – February 24, 2020

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Are you excited for summer yet? Our 2020 Amigos definitely are! Here is our “Amigos of the Week” for February 24, 2020. This blog series…

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Amigos of the Week – February 18, 2020

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Summer is getting closer, and our 2020 Amigos are already starting to pack for their adventures! We are so excited to showcase some of these…

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Silver Linings

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Written by Kaylee C. I don’t think I quite thought through the omnipresence of language in everyday life until I faced the language barrier in…

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Post-College Amigo

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Written by Helen T. Coming into college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. My university forced me to choose a major, so…

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Service and Sustainability

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Written by Ellen G. My internship is at an organization for people with down syndrome that serves as a school as well as a training…

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Feria Libre

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Written by Sydney R. Trips to Feria Libre Market can be quite the sensory overload. It’s unlikely you’ll go even a few minutes without a…

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Embracing Change

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Written by Luke P. The moment had finally arrived. There we were—Abuelita Carmen, Julian, Emilio, and I—our faces looking out to the empty landing strip…

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Rising to the Challenge

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Written by Natalie K., a Gap Program Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador Life here feels natural, I am comfortably settled into my routine, my internship and…

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Months in Moments

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Written by Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Aidan T. Aidan’s host family welcoming him into their home A Feast with Family Last…

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Last Week in Community

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This week was the last week of route! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by. I started off the week in Cedral,…

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End of Summer in Barahona

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After four weeks immersed in the local culture, the Session B volunteers’ adventure-filled experience came to an end with a heartfelt candle lighting ceremony where…

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Report from Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

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Written by volunteer Alice C. This week in campamentos has been amazing. We worked in the national park Marino Ballena. It had some of the…

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Updates from Emma’s Route

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The third week was another incredible week on route! I spent Monday in Pejibaye with Kirston, Frances, and Kathya. When I showed up they were…

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Michael’s Reflection on the Rural Homestay

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This week concludes the volunteers’ last week in their rural communities. Volunteer Michael wanted to take a moment to reflect on his time in Chobshi,…

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Video from Fiesta Ambiental

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Check out this video of Azuero volunteers making promises to protect the environment:

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First Campamento

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This past weekend, the Palmares Project had our first weekend of campamentos. The volunteers, staff, and coordinators from Casa de la Juventud (our partner agency…

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Updates from Hannah’s Route

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Greetings from supervisor Hannah’s route! Volunteers are enjoying their last week in community, and are seeing their community based initiatives come together. Many are working…

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Getting to Know Barahona

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Our staff team is very excited to see how our volunteers’ leadership skills and Spanish are playing out in their communities! Volunteers are in their…

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AMIGOS in the news!



AMIGOS Featured in 2019 Houston Charity Guide

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Culture Map Houston compiled a guide to nonprofit organizations in Houston they recommend supporting in 2019. Amigos de las Américas made the list! We’re honored…

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Louisville students represented the US in Youth Ambassadors Program

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AMIGOS was featured in the Louisville Courier-Journal in an article by Elaine Rooker Jack. Several local students were selected to take part in the Youth…

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Amigos de las Américas Expands Presence to Los Angeles with New Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amigos de las Américas expands presence to Los Angeles with New Director LOS ANGELES, CA (October 3, 2018) AMIGOS has always ventured…

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Shawnee Mission East Receives the Amigos de las Américas Global Citizenship Award

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By: Shawnee Mission School District   Shawnee Mission East received the Amigos de las Américas Global Citizenship Award. This award is given to schools that have…

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St. John’s senior learned to use talents to join community in helping others

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Maya Lewis is a high school senior who is heading to Brown University in the fall. She participated with AMIGOS in Panama before her junior…

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Senior embarks on immersion trip

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We’re excited to welcome Matt Marschall on our Gap Program in Ecuador this fall! He was featured in his school newspaper. Read the article, in…

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AMIGOS in the News – Costa Rica Adventure

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By Rachel Amran, Memorial High School Featured in The Buzz Magazines Michaela Urban and her host family in the center of…

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Runner Dorn Wenninger takes on challenge of 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days

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Dorn Wenninger became a member of the Intercontinental Marathon Club in February when he finished his seventh marathon on 7 continents in 7 days. When…

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Students Travel for Spanish Immersion

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Students from Central Kitsap High School travel to another country to further their Spanish skills and immerse their self in another culture. By Collin Smith…

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