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Overview

Overview

Amizade empowers individuals and communities through worldwide service and learning. Since 1994, Amizade has been cooperating with communities on services that local individuals and organizations define and direct. Our volunteers work directly with people in developing communities to identify issues, design and implement service projects, and ensure a sustainable progression of development.

Activities
  • Health & Medicine
  • Education & Literacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Study Abroad
  • Environment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Arts & Culture
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Countries
  • Brazil
  • Jamaica
  • Nicaragua
  • Bolivia
  • Poland
  • Eastern Europe
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Barbados
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • United States
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3 Participant reviews

Emilie

16 Aug 2017

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This program is simply a must for people who want an intimate learning experience about wartime Poland, and the history of the culture there pre/post WWII. Our site coordinator, Anna,...Read more

This program is simply a must for people who want an intimate learning experience about wartime Poland, and the history of the culture there pre/post WWII. Our site coordinator, Anna, made the experience seamless; everything ran smoothly under her watch. This project is heavier on the learning versus hands on volunteering, but I understood that going into it. The lodging was as I anticipated it to be, and meals were uniformly better than expected. I am thrilled we participated in this, and I feel like the program exceeded my expectations.

Brian Gardner

30 Aug 2012

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I have served with Amizade three times. I have traveled to their sites in Ghana, Jamaica, and Bolivia. Amizade's trips are unlike the other study abraod trips I have done....Read more

I have served with Amizade three times. I have traveled to their sites in Ghana, Jamaica, and Bolivia. Amizade's trips are unlike the other study abraod trips I have done. Not only do you get to help others, get class credit (if you're a student) and gain great experience, but you also learn far more about the culture than on other trips because you spend the vast majority if your time around local people.

I would recommend Amizade for anyone who wants to travel abroad and learn a little about what it's like to actually live in those countries instead of simply seeing the sights and getting a tan. (Don't worry, you get to do that too!)

Amizade also provided me with a lot of experiences I wouldn't have had otherwise. I have genuine friends all across the globe that I cannot wait to return and visit with one day. I also participated in many once-in-a-lifetime events like cliff jumping in Jamaica, drinking from the fountain of youth in Bolivia, and having a New Year's celebration on the beach with bonfires, fireworks, and a great band in Ghana.

I would highly recommend going on an Amizade trip if you ever have the opportunity to do so, each trip I went on changed my life in more ways than one and i know it will be the same way for you.

David Richie

30 Aug 2012

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I went abroad with Amizade in the summer of 2009 to Cochabamba, Bolivia. I really enjoyed the program because it was a good mix of study and a service project....Read more

I went abroad with Amizade in the summer of 2009 to Cochabamba, Bolivia. I really enjoyed the program because it was a good mix of study and a service project.

All the US-based staff were great to deal with and helpful and the in-country staff also did an excellent job helping us to feel comfortable and safe. Having class everyday under a banana tree with an engaged, knowledgable professor was awesome!

I would highly recommend Amizade!