Summer 2012

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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June 12, 2012

Esteli

At the end of May we took a 4-day field trip to the northern part of Nicaragua, specifically the towns of Esteli and Matagalpa.  We focused our…

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June 9, 2012

We heard late this morning that Lynelle and Caleb have safely arrived on the East Coast.  We dropped them off at the bus station last night where…

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June 8, 2012

And they’re off!

Early this morning students arrived at Quinta Goshen eager to leave for service.  It is hard to believe that six weeks have already gone by.  We sent…

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June 8, 2012

The last two weeks of the study portion of SST have been filled with lectures, field trips, and Spanish classes.   This post will focus on the lecture…

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June 2, 2012

Part of the academic requirements of SST include journaling three times a week on various topics.  Below is a “free choice” journal entry written by Brook, which…

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