Established in 1965, AMIGOS is the industry leader providing international cultural immersion and leadership experiences for youth. Participants ages 13 to 25 are immersed in the language and daily lives of their host community, bringing that community together to carry out a sustainable project. Alongside their partner and other participants, they lead activities for local youth.
AMIGOS has built trusted relationships with local agencies in their project areas for over 50 years. These socially- and environmentally-conscious partnerships help ensure project sustainability as well as a mutually beneficial relationship between the participants and the host community.
AMIGOS recruits Latin American participants to collaborate with the US participants on local projects. The community owns and participates in the initiatives.
Programs include a 2-week introductory project, 4-9 week summer projects, and gap year and semester programs.