Amigos de las Americas



Program volunteers spend up to eight weeks living with host families and working in rural areas or underserved semi-urban neighborhoods in one of six Latin American countries: the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama or Paraguay. Participants live and work in teams of two or three, collaborating with local families and youth and Latin American sponsoring agencies to address community public health and development issues.

General Info

Name Amigos de las Americas
Location Houston, TX
Year-round Contacts 800-231-7796
Program Focuses & Features Adventure Travel, Community Service, Crafts, Peace/Cross-cultural Studies, Photography, Soccer, Social Services, Swimming, Theater, Work
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-Col
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-21
Application Deadline March
Director Michael Kercheval, Executive Director
Residential Fee $5500-6400 (+$800), 4-9 weeks. College credit.
Year Established 1965
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 11 sessions, 4-9 weeks long


Michael Kercheval, Executive Director