Summer 2013

July 13, 2013

Gaia Estates – Robert

Robert is working outside Diriamba at Gaia Estates, a 90-acre organic coffee farm that is also one of only three places in Nicaragua that is certified as…

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July 13, 2013

Maria visited these four students who work at separate locations but within about one hour of each other. Elise works outside Matagalpa city at the nutritional clinic…

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July 9, 2013

Leon – Haley

  Maria visited Haley in Leon, the second largest city in Nicaragua (population 180,000).  Culturally, Leon is famous as the intellectual center of Nicaragua.  Climatically, however, it…

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July 8, 2013

Doug, Maria and their son Josh visited Benson and Olivia last Sunday and Monday.  Public transport took us almost all the way to San Onofre, but from…

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July 3, 2013

Candelaria – Maria J

On June 29-30 Maria S, Doug and their son Josh visited Maria J in Candelaria, a small rural community of several dozen houses about 40 miles northeast…

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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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