Multiple Locations +3
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Ecuador
12 to 20 weeks
Financial Support
Need-based funding, 529 Plan eligibility
Health & Safety

Program Details

Age Min.
Apartment Host Family Hostel
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)


Starting Price
Price Details
AMIGOS project staff members receive a weekly stipend, not a salary, for contributions to the organization. All costs for lodging, food, transport, and activities will be covered by AMIGOS starting when the Associate Project Directors arrive at the project site.
Project Directors: $350/week
Associate Project Directors: $275/week
Project Supervisors: $250/week
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment Meals SIM cards Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
Travel Insurance
Jan 20, 2023
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About Program

Join AMIGOS project staff and work abroad this summer in Costa Rica, Ecuador, or Panama! AMIGOS is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 50+ years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.

Project staff members set up and lead programs for teens in Latin America for the summer. They mentor students, collaborate with partner agencies and host families, facilitate trainings and workshops, lead activities, handle project logistics, address health and safety needs, manage group dynamics, and more. There are three roles open: Project Director, Associate Project Director, and Project Supervisor. All are full-time, seasonal positions.

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Program Highlights

  • Live abroad and get to know areas of your host country that most tourists don't see
  • Receive physical and emotional first aid certification
  • Develop young students into global citizens
  • Build relationships with partner agencies and host families abroad
  • Receive a weekly stipend and living expenses like food, transport, lodging, and activities are covered by AMIGOS

Program Impact

Serving on AMIGOS project staff will provide you with lifelong skills, an amazing community of people, and the chance to visit new places. You'll develop hard skills like budgeting, project management, supervising, language development, and public speaking as well as soft skills like mentorship, communication, networking, teamwork, and problem-solving.

AMIGOS project staff members must be able to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English.

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