HOW TO APPLY

AMIGOS gives you an exciting chance to have an adventure and explore the world outside of a classroom. You will live in a new country and work on sustainable community service projects while living with a host family. These experiences prepare you for your future, improve your Spanish, and build your confidence. You develop leadership skills that will set you apart in college and throughout your career. With AMIGOS, you will learn about the world by living in it. Click here to explore our 2019 Summer Programs.

 

READY TO START YOUR APPLICATION?

  1. Click here to start your application. Make sure you are applying for the Boston Chapter
  2. Complete your application.
  3. An AMIGOS Headquarters representative will contact you to set up an interview.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

December 3rd: Guaranteed Project Choice

April 9th: Final Application Deadline

 

INFO SESSIONS

Please attend one of our online info sessions. Be sure to watch the Info Session titled “Summer Program.” Once you watch this, please fill out this form and we will contact you with more information.

 

INTERVIEWS

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. After attending and online info session and completing your application, an AMIGOS representative will contact you to set up an interview.

 

CONTACT

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact eaucar@amigosinternational.org.

 

ABOUT

As an AMIGOS volunteer in the Boston area, you and your family will be supported by a dedicated group of alumni from your local community. This alumni group will provide support in the months leading up to your AMIGOS adventure, answer any questions about what you can expect, and coordinate opportunities to meet with other AMIGOS volunteers from the area. We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Boston Area VOLUNTEERS ATTEND:

Belmont • Boston Latin • Boston University Academy • Brookline • Cambridge Ringe and Latin • Concord Academy • Lexington • Mystic Valley Regional Charter • Natick • Needham • Newton North • Newton South • Phillips Academy Andover • Pioneer Valley Performing Arts • Prospect Hill Academy •The Cambridge School of Weston • Wellesley • Weston

 

FEES & FUNDING

The cost to participate in AMIGOS programs in the Boston area is $6,350. Volunteers from the Boston area cover program costs through a combination of program fee payments and optional fundraising activities.

Fundraising is a key part of making an AMIGOS experience possible and an opportunity to begin building key skills you will need for success during your time abroad. We offer guided support to help you succeed.

Please email admissions@amigosinternational.org to be sent a fundraising guide.

Fees

Program Deposit: $475 (included in Program Fee)

Program Fee: $6,350 (payment plans available)

*option to fundraise

FEEs INCLUDE

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Training materials and workshops
  • Secondary short-term international medical insurance
  • Program excursions
  • Food, lodging, and transportation in Latin America
  • Supplies for community project and extracurricular activities
  • 24-hour On Call Emergency Management System
  • Travel hotline and support

Click here for more information about our Fees & Funding.

FINANCIAL AID

AMIGOS actively recruits and supports inclusion of participants from diverse backgrounds. AMIGOS provides need-based financial assistance with distribution determined by family income, number of dependents and special financial circumstances. We provide financial aid packages of $500 – $2,000 to qualified applicants as deductions on the program fee. Financial assistance decisions are made on a rolling basis. After applying, applicants will be notified of the status of their financial aid application within 2 weeks. Please contact admissions@amigosinternational.org with any questions.. In addition, participants who are returning for an additional summer receive a $500 discount.

FINANCIAL AID decisions made on a rolling basis

TRAINING

The transformative AMIGOS experience starts before leaving home.

With 50 years of experience preparing young people for travel and service abroad, AMIGOS training offers unparalleled global youth leadership development.Pre-departure training equips participants with the critical thinking, communication skills, and technical knowledge they need to make a meaningful impact across cultures while staying healthy and safe. The Boston Chapter AMIGOS training is youth-led, experiential learning that prepares participants for their AMIGOS experience, builds a community of youth and families with shared values, and develops life-skills to help participants succeed beyond AMIGOS. Training sessions are facilitated by the Training Team and the Boston Chapter Board of Directors. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM INCLUDE:
  • Unparalleled leadership development
  • Cross-cultural awareness and understanding
  • Hands-on training for technical aspects of the program
  • Extensive health and safety training
  • Opportunities to practice Spanish
  • Creating a community of young people with shared values

Volunteers from the Boston area will attend a 4-day Gateway training directly prior to the start of the program. Please reach out if you have any questions!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steve Kirk
Co-President
President@amigos-boston.org
Emma Israel
Co-President
President@amigos-boston.org
Lori Manz
Immediate Past President
Elissa Spinner
Letter Writing Coordinator
Fundraising@amigos-boston.org
Lawrence Copley
Secretary
Shari Huval
Treasurer
Treasurer@amigos-boston.org
Andrew Manz-Siek
Training Director and Board Training Liaison
Training@amigos-boston.org
Flora Pirquet, MD
Medical Director
Rebecca Joseph
Paperwork Coordinator
Paperwork@amigos-boston.org
Sophia Geffen
Alumni Coordinator
Recruitment Team
Recruitment@amigos-boston.org
Emma Israel
Marketing/Social Media Coordinator
Info@amigos-boston.org
Hans Britsch
Recruitment Support
Open Position
Training Director
Training@amigos-boston.org

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