- Live like a local with a host family
- Lead daily activities for youth
- Collaborate with community members on an environmental project
- Improve your Spanish through authentic cultural immersion
Participants support environmental projects and carry out health activities with AMIGOS partner agencies, the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) and the Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (National Environmental Authority). Panamanian youth from Guna Yala, an indigenous population that lives on islands off the Atlantic coast of Panama, work alongside AMIGOS participants from the US to complete community projects. The Coclé project is in a very warm climate, surrounded by the lush, mountainous landscape of the breathtaking Cordillera Central.