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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,

May 9, 2010

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 to town the day before?)

May 9, 2010

First Impressions

(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.)

April 30, 2010

These first days of arrival, orientation, and meeting host families have gone incredibly smoothly.

April 28, 2010

All of the students, and all of their luggage, have arrived and are safe after a long day of uneventful travel.  Pictures to follow soon!

April 16, 2010

The sign, directly across the Pan American highway from Casa de Goshen, says it all.  We’ve been settling into Casa de Goshen  and Jinotepe for the past two weeks.  This has included finding our way to the mercado and Supermercado Santiago, learning to use the microbuses and taxis, getting Conrad started at Carazo Christian Academy in  Dolores (a pleasant 20-min walk from the house). With the able assistance of Dalena Taylor Pondler, our local program coordinator, we’re preparing to welcome the students in 12 days.  Host families have been pleased to hear from us, the Spanish professors are prepared to…

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