As a parent of a first time AMIGOS participant, I was initially hesitant about the program, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the support that was provided by the AMIGOS staff during the preparation period leading up to the trip was very helpful and informative. Besides the informational meetings, we had our questions and concerns answered via email and phone calls during the weeks leading up to our daughter's departure. We as parents were kept updated with emails and Instagram posts throughout the process, from the starting point of travel from the US to Ecuador, the stay in Ecuador and the travel back to the US. Our daughter came back energized and inspired and she is excited to continue participation with AMIGOS in the future. Thank you for giving her such a wonderful opportunity!