Summer 2013

June 29, 2013

Josh works at the Mombacho National Park that all the students had visited together in May.  The park was noticeably much busier now – it is the…

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June 29, 2013

La Concepción, known among locals as “La Concha,” is a town about halfway between Jinotepe and Managua, but it feels more rural than Jinotepe.  Ali and Emily…

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June 29, 2013

Caleb and Jordan are both living and working in Masatepe, a town about half the size of Jinotepe  Maria visited them on Wednesday. Caleb is working at…

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June 28, 2013

Laguna de Apoyo – Aaron B

  Several weeks ago all the students saw the Laguna de Apoyo, a 3-mile diameter lake in the hole left by a volcano that blew its top…

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June 18, 2013

Despedida

An SST tradition is to have, the last night before students leave for their service assignments, a farewell (despedida) party with their host families and language teachers. …

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June 16, 2013

Off to Service

On Friday the students left for their service assignments.  Since then we’ve received word that they are all with their service host family now.  Their placements are…

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June 14, 2013

The Bliss of Ignorance

In their journals last week several students wrote about the impact of the visits in Esteli and El Lagartillo.  Below is an entry from Bobby’s journal. The…

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June 13, 2013

Miscellanea

From shortly before our field trip to Matagalpa and in the following days we have a number of smaller events to share. At our twice weekly Coyunturas…

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June 11, 2013

A day in the campo starts with a cup of coffee and a piece of bread as early as the eastern sky begins to get light, which…

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June 10, 2013

Saturday was an emotionally intense day that saw tears as well as incredible inspiration. Our textbook on Nicaragua begins the history section with this quote: The history…

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