Summer 2012

June 29, 2012

The next stop on our service visit schedule was another day trip into Managua to visit Hannah and Jennifer, who are both working in the area around…

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June 29, 2012

After visiting with Kat and Breanna, we continued about 30 minutes north to a barrio just outside Managua called San Antonio Sur where Amy and Jen live….

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June 28, 2012

Students are now about halfway through the service portion of their service assignment, so Keri and I have started traveling around to all the service locations to…

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June 20, 2012

Back in late May, the students had the opportunity to learn some new dance moves.  At the University where we held our afternoon charlas (chats), we asked…

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June 19, 2012

Despedida (farewell) is an event planned by the students to thank their host families and everyone that has helped to make the study portion of Nicaragua SST…

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June 18, 2012

Our last field trip was only about 30 minutes away from Jinotepe, but in an area that felt a lot farther away.  We drove through the town…

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June 16, 2012

On June 1 we headed out on our last full-day field trip.  The original plan was to visit Volcán Masaya and explore the active volcano.  However, soon…

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June 15, 2012

Mother’s day is celebrated in Nicaragua on May 30th, but the entire month of May seems to be about celebrating motherhood. As a special tribute to our host family mothers,…

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June 14, 2012

We ended our four day field trip with 1½ days in Managua.  Our first stop was Barrio Grenada, a lower class barrio where Companeros, Inc (the company…

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June 13, 2012

Matagalpa is a beautiful northern Nicaraguan town, set among the mountains well known for being the perfect climate for growing coffee.  We left Esteli on Saturday morning…

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