Summer 2012

May 29, 2012

On Friday, May 18 we took a field trip to Volcán Mombacho.  Volcán Mombacho is one of the active volcanoes in Nicaragua and only about 45 minutes…

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May 20, 2012

Our afternoon charlas (chats) this past week have discussed the Nicaraguan educational system, religion – specifically liberation theology, and issues for women in Nicaragua. We learned some…

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May 19, 2012

Part of the academic requirements of SST include journaling three times a week on various topics.  Below is a “free choice” journal entry written by Mary, which…

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May 15, 2012

East Coast Trip

First things first; happy belated Mother’s Day.  Here in Nicaragua, Mother’s Day isn’t celebrated until May 30th, but we frequently think about our mothers back home. Sunday,…

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May 6, 2012

Students have finally settled into a routine this past week.  After a long weekend learning about their new families and how to communicate in Spanish, everyone was…

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April 29, 2012


Thursday morning the students were up early and waiting for breakfast, partly due to the 2 hour time difference from Goshen.  The students seem to be very…

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April 28, 2012

Meeting host families

We traveled from Managua to Jinotepe this morning to continue orientation, and ended the day with the students meeting their host families this afternoon. They are spending…

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April 26, 2012

Safe Arrival!

After a delay in Chicago and a tight connection in Miami, all 23 students arrived safely in Managua with all luggage!  Many students began practicing their Spanish…

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April 24, 2012

Greetings from Nicaragua! Keri Swartzendruber and I have been in Nicaragua since the end of March, planning and taking care of many details as we prepare for…

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