At AMIGOS, we work with organizations and educational institutions that share our vision to see young people build global competency and leadership skills. Students receive AMIGOS leadership training and join one of our projects in Latin America. Discounted partner pricing is available.

Our partners include American University, DiscoverU, Feeding America, Geoforce, Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development, Houston ISD, Junior State of America, KIPP NYC College Prep, Prep for Prep, Rice University, Tufts University, the U.S. Department of State, and World Learning, Inc.

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Custom Programs

If you’re looking for a program abroad for your group, consider leveraging the 55 years of operational expertise that AMIGOS has in Latin America. Our year-round in-country staff, relationships with local agencies, and extensive knowledge of the region uniquely position us to build custom-tailored programs. We will work with you to create the best program for your group, whether during the winter, spring, or summer breaks.

We create programs designed to develop young people’s leadership skills, commitment to community service, and cross-cultural competence. We can include training modules, educational workshops and panels, excursions, community service, overnight homestays, and guided reflection. Read more about our approach.

Contact our team at [email protected] for more information.

American University students on a custom program with AMIGOS in Ecuador.
American University students on a custom program with AMIGOS in Ecuador.

Latin American Partner Agencies

At the very heart of our program model, partner agencies are local organizations in Latin America that share our goal to engage young people as leaders and global citizens. We have built strong relationships with a network of partner agencies across the Americas over our 56-year history.

These partners amplify our impact, and we amplify theirs. We work together to develop region-specific work plans, incorporating our partners’ organizational goals into our programs. Our partners help us consider community interests, identify host families and communities, and monitor safety in the region. They are critical to the success and sustainability of our work. If your organization is interested in joining our network of Latin American partner agencies, please contact our Programs Team at [email protected].

Our Latin American partner agencies include: Casa de la Juventud Pérez Zeledón, MiAMBIENTE (the Panamanian Ministry of the Environment), MINSA (the Panamanian Ministry of Health), MIDES (the Panamanian Ministry of Social Development), Mundo Sin Barreras, SINAC (the Costa Rican National Parks Service), and PLAN International in the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

Learn more about how we collaborate with partner agencies by reading about our projects.