Summer 2014

July 11, 2014

Brian and Jared both work on coffee farms in San Ramon, a rural municipality in the mountains northeast of the city of Matagalpa. Brian reports, “This has…

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July 11, 2014

Martin and Alisa are in El Lagartillo, a remote community in the northern mountains of León. On weekday afternoons they teach English classes to a group of…

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July 9, 2014

Anna is living and working in La Garnacha, a campesino community just south of the city of Estelí. Her host family, whom she describes as “wonderful,” runs…

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July 9, 2014

Drea and Jake are stationed in the city of Matagalpa at two different service organizations. Drea spends her days at Infancia sin Fronteras (Children without Borders), a…

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July 9, 2014

Last week and this week we have been traveling to visit the students at their service locations. We’re not quite done with the traveling and visiting, but…

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July 3, 2014

No, it’s not the World Cup, but it was quite an evening only three weeks ago now (it seems much longer ago than that), when GC students…

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June 21, 2014

Lectures

Although much of our learning during the first six weeks was experiential, guest lectures and readings added both depth and breadth to our country study. In addition…

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June 14, 2014

Our first six weeks has come and gone so fast, and it’s already time for some goodbyes. Last night we thanked our Carazo families and friends with a…

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June 13, 2014

And they’re off!

Earlier today our 22 students “flew the [Carazo] coop,” so to speak, and although we’ll miss them, we’re excited to see what the next six weeks will…

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June 6, 2014

We started this week with what has become a tradition of the Nica SST experience: dance lessons. From folkloric to bachata, cumbia to Palo de Mayo, dance…

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