Amigos de las Americas - Paraguay

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Rolling Green Mountains
Rolling Green Mountains
Best Spanish teachers easily
Best Spanish teachers easily
Always filled with so many laughs
Always filled with so many laughs
Volunteer flying a kite in Paraguay
Volunteer flying a kite in Paraguay
Amigos de las Americas' volunteers helping kids
Amigos de las Americas' volunteers helping kids
A community development volunteer in Paraguay
A community development volunteer in Paraguay

About

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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Reviews

96%
based on 18 reviews
  • Impact 8.9
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 8.9
  • Value 9.1
  • Safety 9.7
  • Program Selection 10
  • Pre-departure Help 10
  • In-program Support 9
  • Impact on Student 10
  • Value 10
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Lauren
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Rohayhu Paraguay

Project staff was amazing. I honestly don't think my summer would have been as great without them. And with Suhaly being the Senior PD, you are in the best hands possible. Just remember trankilopa and getting stuff done will clash these 8 weeks, but make every moment count and meet everyone you can.

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Tierney
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

vet vol

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.

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Nellie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!!!!!