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Volunteer and discover Matagalpa, Nicaragua this summer!

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks


This AMIGOS project is special because it is available only to college aged students (18-25).
* Have completed at least two years of high school Spanish or the equivalent
* Passion and interest in human rights and public health.
* Adhere to the AMIGOS Standards of Personal Conduct and Community Behavior
* Meet the General Health Criteria for Participation
* Receive the Required Immunizations


  • Spanish

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Excursions
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Medical services
  • Medical insurance
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Travel while in host country
  • International travel

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Human Rights
  • Microfinance
  • Small Business Development
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

Rolling admission deadlines - Dec. 15, Feb. 15, Ap

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad