Amigos de las Americas - Paraguay

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AMIGOS participants live in the the departments of Paraguari and Misiones. Participants working with the Paraguayan Ministry of Health (SENASA) collaborate on a sanitation and latrine-building project. These hands-on construction activities are reinforced by health education activities facilitated by the AMIGOS participants. Participants assigned to work with Plan Paraguay similarly pair capacity-building activities with direct engagement in community-appropriate development projects. Plan participants also support family gardens and tree planting projects as well as workshops related to nutrition, community health, and environmental protection.

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based on 17 reviews
  • Impact 8.9
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 8.9
  • Value 9.1
  • Safety 9.7
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I went to San Pedro and had the time of my life. I loved it there and it was the best experience I have ever had. I changed my outlook on life and made me appreciate what I have. My partner and I became very close and we still talk everyday. I created such strong bonds with my community members and my family from watching music videos for hours or dancing around the school singing. I will never forget the impact that my summer in Paraguay gave me. I will always have those memories and those unbreakable bonds.

Yes, I recommend this program
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The most amazing, enjoyable experience I've ever had!

I spent my time in Paraguay in a small rural community of about 300+ people. I conducted camps for elementary school age kids, and worked on a reforestation project. Together with community members we also constructed two bus stops. I fell completely in love with the culture and the country! Everyday was filled with lots of terere and mate drinking (the most delicious tea there is) and visiting with the people. It was a laid back culture, but there was always something to do. I miss it everyday and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Rohayhu Paraguay!!!!!

Yes, I recommend this program


About Amigos de las Americas

Founded in 1965, AMIGOS is the safest, most authentic volunteer and immersion program in Latin America for young people ages 13 to 22. Volunteers get the opportunity to explore a new country, learn Spanish, bond with their host family, and make a...