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 or state and work on sustainable community service projects. 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.


At this time, all Austin area students are encouraged to apply through our National Chapter. The Austin Chapter will not be running local operations this 2021-2022 cycle. Learn more about the National Chapter path here!


The AMIGOS Austin Chapter is part of a 20 Chapter Network that recruits, trains, and supports AMIGOS volunteers and families in their local community. Volunteers from Austin and surrounding areas train together as a group before leaving for their summer experience in Latin America or Colorado. Our board supports volunteers with packing, pre-departure immunizations, fundraising, and overall preparation. Learn more about our Summer Programs here!


The Austin Chapter is not running local operations this 2021-2022 cycle. All Austin area students are encouraged to apply through our National Chapter. Learn more about the National Chapter path here!


Austin Volunteers Attend:

Akins • Anderson • Austin High • Bowie • The Griffin School • Harmony Science Academy • Headwaters School • KIPP • LC Anderson • Liberal Arts and Science Academy • McCallum • Round Rock • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School • St. Mary’s Hall • The Ann Richards School • The University of Texas at Austin  • Vandergrift • Westwood


Please click here to review our National Chapter program fees and funding details.


AMIGOS actively recruits and supports inclusion of volunteers from diverse backgrounds. AMIGOS provides needs-based financial assistance with distribution determined by family income, number of dependents and special financial circumstances. Please click here for more information on financial assistance and other ways of funding your trip.


The transformative AMIGOS experience starts before leaving home.

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. With over 55 years of experience preparing young people for travel and service abroad, AMIGOS training offers unparalleled global youth leadership development. The Austin Chapter AMIGOS training is youth-led, experiential learning that prepares volunteers 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 Austin Chapter Board of Directors.

National Chapter training is customized and conducted by our professional staff, depending on each program’s requirements. Check out this blog about National Chapter training!


Kisla Jimenez & Paulina Soenen
Benjamin Brown-Graves
Bill Cooper
Monica Mitre
Teacher Liaison
Mia Cooper