Orientation – Day 1 in Managua

Enjoying AC in the conference room of Casa San Juan.

Today was our first full day getting oriented to SST, Nica, and strengthening Spanish speaking skills. The day started off with a thunderstorm, the first day of rain as we near the rainy season…this brought a wonderful relief to the heat! But, the temp rose to a cool lower 90’s by mid-morning…and was quite sticky.

After lunch and a Nica cultural orientation, Maria led us on a short tour of where she went to University, which is several blocks from Casa San Juan. Then we divided into 3 groups for a couple of hours of “Spanish survival” skills as we prepare to meet our host families tomorrow.

Maria showing us her University alma mater.


One of our Spanish professors engaging students in conversation.