Summer 2013

May 24, 2013

Music, dance, and pottery

On Wednesday the students learned about different music genres heard in Nicaragua, including popular folkloric music from national composers.  The presenter who played recordings of the different…

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May 21, 2013

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May 16, 2013

At our Monday Coyuntura it appeared that we had forgotten it was Alejandro’s birthday; there was no cake and no singing for Alejandro.  Afterwards Maria asked Alejandro…

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May 13, 2013

A typical day for the students begins when they leave their home in Jinotepe, Dolores or Diriamba (all in the same department of Carazo) and make their…

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May 8, 2013

Field trip to Managua

On Tuesday we took a day-long field trip to Managua, the capital, starting at the old city center.  The original Cathedral is now in ruins with its…

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May 4, 2013

Moved in with new families

Friday began with a nice surprise: rain!  Because the dry season begins in December, everything in Managua was very dry when we arrived.  The rainy season usually…

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May 3, 2013

Last night for supper the students enjoyed their first Nicaraguan meal, which included a tortilla, salad, mixed vegetables, a fresco de Jamaica (hibiscus tea) and ……. rice…

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May 2, 2013


The students arrived on time today, shortly after noon.  Once they stepped outside the airport, they were greeted by the robust heat that characterizes Managua in April. …

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