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June 11, 2010

Service begun!

Students started on their journeys from Casa de Goshen at 7:30 am this morning, and I am pleased report that all of them have reached their destinations safely as of 1:30 pm this afternoon.  Pictures of the send off (and last evening’s party) will be posted soon.

June 8, 2010

Jalisa, Phil, and Logan joined forces to create brownies for their host mothers on International Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 30)

June 6, 2010

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.

June 3, 2010


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.

June 1, 2010

(This entry comes from a student’s journal — Daniel — written during his fourth week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted with his permission.)

May 31, 2010

(This entry comes from a student’s journal — Jalisa — written during her fourth week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted with her permission.)

May 30, 2010

Day trip to Managua

Friday, May 21, we took a day trip to Managua, Nicaragua’s capitol, which is about a 45 minute drive north from Jinotepe.

May 30, 2010

Complexities of life

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.

May 27, 2010

Week 3 Journal Entry

(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.)

May 20, 2010

What a thrill to be the first SST group in 33 years to travel to the east coast of Nicaragua,

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