Amigos de las Americas - Gap Year Program in Colorado

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What does it mean to be a conservationist in the west? Explore Colorado with other students in your pod. Meet environmental activists, land managers, and local officials who play a part in protecting the environment in the Centennial State. Dive deep into the ethics and practice of conservationism from permaculture to wolf reintroduction. Take part in outdoor activities like fly fishing, snowshoeing, hiking, and soak up the natural beauty around you while rafting.

  • Network with activists, local officials, and other actors who contribute to Colorado’s environmental protection efforts
  • Support local conservation initiatives
  • Mentorship through coaching, supervision, and support
  • Earn service hours
  • Travel across the state to experience conservation of all kinds in action!

New summer 2021 programs!

AMIGOS just launched new programs for summer 2021! All programs are pod-based, meaning volunteers will live together in a group of 15–20 students total and adhere to enhanced health and safety measures.

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