HOW TO APPLY

READY TO START YOUR APPLICATION?

  1. Click here to start your application. Make sure you are applying for the Seattle Chapter
  2. Complete your application and pay your $50 application fee. If you are applying for financial aid, complete the financial aid section within the application.
  3. Attend an Info Session.
  4. Complete an interview!

 

DEADLINES

October 31, 2017: Priority Application Deadline

November 15, 2017: Financial Assistance Deadline

December 10, 2017: Application Deadline

 

INFO SESSIONS

Monday 16 October 6-8pm
Kitsap Regional Library Central
1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310

Sunday 22 October 2-4pm
Green Lake Library
7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115

Sunday 29 October 2-4pm
Renton Library
100 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 989057

PRICING

The Seattle Chapter covers AMIGOS program costs through a combination of family payments and fundraising activities. This approach allows us to keep costs to families low while teaching valuable fundraising and community outreach skills.

 

Family Fee: $4,000 (Payment plans available. Alumni receive a $365 discount.)

Application Fee: $50 (Non-refundable and not included in the Family Fee.)

Chapter Deposit: $200 (Included in Family Fee)

Group Fundraising is required

 

FEES INCLUDES

  • Training materials and workshops
  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Secondary short-term international medical insurance
  • Program excursions
  • Food, lodging, and transportation in Latin America
  • Supplies for community project and extracurricular activities
  • 24-hour On Call Emergency Management System
  • Travel hotline and support

FEES DO NOT INCLUDE

  • Immunizations and pre-travel medical examinations
  • Passport/visa fees

DUE DATES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Participants pay their family fees beginning December 15, 2017. The fee must be paid by April 15, 2018.
  • Fees can be paid online or by mail. Payment plans are available.

Pricing At-A-Glance

Family Fee: $4,000 (Payment plan options available)

Application Fee: $50

*Group fundraising participation required

FINANCIAL AID

AMIGOS actively recruits and supports inclusion of participants from diverse backgrounds. Last year, 40% of participants received financial aid! AMIGOS provides needs-based financial assistance with distribution determined by family income, number of dependents and special financial circumstances. We provide amounts of $350-$2,700 to qualified applicants as deductions on the family fee. Financial assistance applications are due on November 15, 2017. Please contact us at president@amigos-seattle.org for additional information. In addition, participants who are returning for an additional summer receive a $750 discount.

 

FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE November 15

 

FUNDRAISING

All participants are required to fully take part in each fundraising activity as fundraising skills are an important component of AMIGOS training program and raise awareness of AMIGOS programs in the community. Participants receive considerable help with regard to fundraising strategies, and the experience gained in this effort will definitely build important skills!

 

LETTER WRITING/DONOR CONTACTS

Each participant is required to send out a combination of 100 letters and emails to friends, family, and a limited number of prior donors, to request individual tax-deductible donations (the revenue from this effort is pooled) Letters are written by the participant with considerable help provided by the chapter during the process.

PRODUCT SALES

Seattle Chapter participants also raise funds through the sale of citrus fruits. This effort primarily takes place in November and December for the Holiday season.  Check back soon to place your order!

CALENDAR

Info Sessions

Monday 16 October 6-8pm
Kitsap Regional Library Central
1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310

Sunday 22 October 2-4pm
Green Lake Library
7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115

Sunday 29 October 2-4pm
Renton Library
100 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 989057

 

Interviews

Sunday 5 November 1-4pm
Fremont Library
731 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Sunday 12 November 1:30-5pm
Green Lake Library
7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle WA 98115

*Also offered at each info session

Sign up for an interview here

 

Application Deadlines

Early Admissions: October 31

Financial Aid: November 15

Final Deadline: December 10

 

Training Calendar

Training 1 – January 7

Retreat 1 – January 20-21

Training 2 – February 11

Retreat 2 – March 3-4

Retreat 3: April 21-22

Training 3 – May 19

Despedida – June 10

 

 

MEDIA

RECRUITMENT

Parent Interview Information Packet

VIDEOS

Check out Seattle Chapter’s own – Francesca Tiesi – in Costa Rica!

 

Seattle Chapter volunteer Josh on his travels to Oaxaca, Mexico!