Trip to the Laguna de Apoyo

Welcome to the top of the Laguna de Apoyo volcano crater.

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 … Keep reading »

Reunión

Empty circle just before the students arrived, with the schedule written on the whiteboard.

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.

Journal Entry: The Bucket Shower

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

Journal Entry: Spanish Class

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

Day trip to Managua

Gated house in a weathy area of town; plans for the area are to sell off the other lots to form a fully gated community.

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

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.

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.)

Volcán Mombacho and more

Our first destination: the Volcano Mombacho

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 … Keep reading »

First Impressions

Location of Spanish classes in the morning

(This entry comes from a student’s journal–Lisa H–titled “First Impressions: Nicaragua”, written during her first week in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and posted with her permission.)