What Is the Amity Program?

Are you aware that our PTA has been sponsoring native Spanish-speaking interns to come and assist our teachers and kids each year? Puesta Del Sol has been working with an organization called The Amity Institute for over 10 years. The Amity Institute is based out of San Diego, CA and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building international friendships and cultural understanding through teaching exchange. Each year our interns become a very important part of our school community. For 12 weeks, families from our school community open their home to host one of the interns. The interns are between the ages of 20-30 and have a passion for working with children. While being hosted, the interns have a great opportunity to learn about the US, its culture, and the diversity of people that make up our society.  At the same time, your family has an opportunity to learn about the intern's country and culture, and your kids have a great opportunity to practice their Spanish. If you would like to learn more about the Amity Institute and its mission, please check out their website at www.amity.org.

 

Who Are the Amity Interns This Year?  

Thanks to the PTA, our school community will have the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from four Spanish interns this school year.  During the school year, they will assist teachers in the classroom. This year's interns are: 

 


Diego Camargo Vargas/ Peipa, Colombia

Beatriz Sanz Lopez-Tello/ Madrid, Spain

Camilo Horta Candia/ Bogota, Colombia

Marta Arrufat Perez/ Barcelona, Spain


Diego, Beatriz, Camilo, and Marta

Here are the Amity Interns' biographical information and emails.

Spanish Language Tutoring Services

Are you interested in having one of the Amity interns tutor your child(ren) individually? Please contact the interns directly via the above information or contact the Amity Committee if you have questions (amity@puestadelsolpta.org).

Hosting an Amity Intern

The Amity Committee, which is the PTA Committee that oversees the program at Puesta del Sol, needs multiple families per intern to host each year.  If you are interested, or have any questions that aren’t addressed in the FAQ’s, please reach out to the Amity Committee so we can be responsive to any questions you may have.  Once you’ve decided that you do want to host, please complete the below Host Family Application and send it to amity@puestadelsolpta.org.  All applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year must be received by April 28, 2017.

Host Family Application

FAQ's for Potential Host Families