Amigos de las Americas - Panama: Azuero

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Explore the Azuero Peninsula while you promote health and environmental protection! Become part of your community by living with a host family and volunteering. Live with a local Panamanian family in a rural community near the small city of Chitré, where you’ll work with your partner, Panamanian students, and local residents to plan and carry out your service project to earn 215 service hours. You’ll also get to lead daily activities for kids on topics like hygiene, exercise, and nutrition.

Highlights
  • Live like a local with a host family
  • Earn 215 service hours while working on a community health project
  • Make new friends from all over the world
  • Improve your Spanish through authentic cultural immersion

New virtual gap year program

AMIGOS & Tufts University just launched a new virtual gap year experience for fall 2020: the Civic Action Gap Semester! Explore social change across the Americas, make an impact through a civic volunteership, engage with your community, and earn college credit.

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Alisha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amigos Azuero

Participating in AMIGOS was one of the best decision I have ever made. The Azuero project truly pushed me to grow and develop in my interpersonal skills, language, and overall character. I lived in the Azuero region for 6 weeks the summer going into my senior year. AMIGOS is an amazing program in which I always felt safe and prepared for whatever was thrown my way. I got to make great relationships with my host family and others in my community as well as long-lasting friendships with my partners and the other AMIGOS volunteers. It is truly an experience that you cannot find anywhere else which throws you "out of your element", and changes your perspective on the world for the better. I highly recommend AMIGOS to anyone who is considering it!

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Meghan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AMIGOS is the best!

AMIGOS provides a unique opportunity to step entirely into another culture while being supported in all matters related to health and safety. In high school, I spent 8 weeks living with a host family and working with my AMIGOS partner and local youth on a service project. Since then, I have traveled to 20+ countries and I have always struggled to find the same level of authentic immersion that AMIGOS provided me. The Azuero project provided me with a lot of insight into how environmental issues are addressed in Panama and lots of Spanish practice. I can't recommend this program enough!