Summer 2014

June 6, 2014

Our final excursion last week was a trip to Gaia Estates, an organic coffee and certified bird-friendly farm located outside of Diriamba. This 90-acre farm run by…

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June 3, 2014

For our next trip the students learned a bit about the various folk and cultural traditions unique to Diriamba by visiting la Casa de Cultura (The Culture…

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June 3, 2014

While a good portion of the students’ time in Carazo is spent in Spanish class or charlas (lectures), our field trips give them the opportunity to experience…

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May 28, 2014

East Coast Trip

This past weekend we visited the East Coast of Nicaragua, which has much more land and coastline than the more densely-populated western side of the country where…

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May 27, 2014

Last week Martin’s host family invited us all to a surprise birthday party for Martin. Brad diverted Martin after reunión long enough for us all to sneak…

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May 19, 2014

Friday’s field trip took us first to San Juan de Oriente, a small artisan village, where we we were welcomed into the home and workshop of local…

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May 16, 2014

When students are not in class or attending lectures, they are either attending reunión at Casa Goshen or going on a local field trip. We usually meet…

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May 11, 2014

Our Day in Managua

After an early 6:45 AM rendezvous at Casa Goshen, our group set out for a long day in Managua. Our first stop was a special maquila called…

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May 8, 2014

Classes begin

Midway through our first full week in Nicaragua, students are starting to settle into a routine. A typical day begins with breakfast with their host families, and…

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May 3, 2014

After a full day of orientation, we left Managua this morning and headed for the Department of Carazo, where we will spend the first six weeks of…

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