AMIGOS is running two projects in Costa Rica for summer 2018.
Perez Zeledón (4 weeks): participants spend half their time in national parks doing trail maintenance and construction projects, as well as leadership development activities alongside Costa Rican students. While not in the parks, participants live with host families in local communities. Participants also engage in three youth conferences held at national parks and a host community. AMIGOS started collaborating with Casa de la Juventud, a national youth center devoted to providing environmental education, in 2003.
Palmares (8 weeks): Participants live with a host family and work on projects alongside local community members. Project themes include biodiversity and conservation. Participants will also lead daily activities for local youth.
- Live like a local with a host family
- Collaborate with the community on an environmental project
- Lead activities for local youth
- Improve your Spanish through authentic cultural immersion