Jalisa, Phil, and Logan joined forces to create brownies for their host mothers on International Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 30)
On Saturday, June 5, we took a day off from studying to spend a day of recreation at Crater’s Edge private hospedaje in the Laguna de Apoyo — one of a handful of such resorts and the one considered the most environmentally friendly. After a few weeks of mostly-cloudy days and lots of rain, the weather cleared and we had a lovely sunny day for swimming, kayaking, and just being.
Wednesday afternoons, instead of having a guest lecture, the group gathers at Casa de Goshen for a delicious lunch prepared by Connie (Jeanne & Michael’s household helper, and personal Spanish language coach ), and structured group time.
(This entry comes from a student’s journal — Daniel — written during his fourth week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted with his permission.)
(This entry comes from a student’s journal — Jalisa — written during her fourth week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted with her permission.)
Friday, May 21, we took a day trip to Managua, Nicaragua’s capitol, which is about a 45 minute drive north from Jinotepe.
Dear Nica SST blog readers, While we regret the recent dearth of postings, we thought you might appreciate a quick glimpse of what all has contributed to the paucity while we strive to catch up.
(This entry comes from a student’s journal — Greta — written during her third week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted verbatim with her permission, reformatted for blog presentation.)
What a thrill to be the first SST group in 33 years to travel to the east coast of Nicaragua,
Saturday, May 8, started bright and early with SSTers showing up at Casa de Goshen at 7 AM for our first field trip. Their promptness was impressive. (Was it in part the promise of fresh coffee from the Matagalpa region which our guest lecturer, Vincente Padilla, a coffee grower and human rights activist, had brought to town the day before?)