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 Summer Programs.

 

READY TO START YOUR APPLICATION?

  1. Click here to start your application.
  2. Complete your application.
  3. An AMIGOS Headquarters representative will contact you to set up an interview.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

November 4th: Financial assistance application deadline

April 7th: 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

Minneapolis/ST. Paul AREA VOLUNTEERS ATTEND:

Centennial •Cretin Derham Hall •DeLaSalle • Eden Prairie • Great River •Henry Sibley •Highland Park Senior • Mahtomedi • Minneapolis South •Mounds Park Academy • Orono • Roseville Area •Southwest • St. Louis Park • The Blake School • Wayzata • Woodbury

FEES & FUNDING

The cost to participate in AMIGOS programs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area is $5,750. Volunteers from the Minneapolis/St. Paul 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: $5,750 (payment plans available)

*option to fundraise

FEES INCLUDE

  • All in-country costs, including food, lodging, and transportation in Latin America
  • Training materials and workshops
  • Secondary short-term international medical insurance
  • Program excursions
  • 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.

 

AMIGOS actively recruits and supports inclusion of volunteers 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 assistance packages of $250–$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.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 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 volunteers with the critical thinking, communication skills, and technical knowledge they need to make a meaningful impact across cultures while staying healthy and safe.

 

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 Minneapolis/St. Paul area will attend a 4-day Gateway training directly prior to the start of the program. Please reach out if you have any questions!

FUNDRAISING

LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

Jackie Olson
President
President@amigos-msp.org
Rebecca Lauer
Recruiting Coordinator
Recruitment@amigos-msp.org
Jane Mertz
Treasurer
Treasurer@amigos-msp.org
Ronda Harrity
At Large Board Member
Zoe Buettner
At Large Board Member
Laurel Hunt
Training Director
Abby Sprunger
At Large Board Member

MEDIA