Building upon last year’s successful trip, William Collier and Christine Le Gall will be leading a nine day trip to Nicaragua, Dec. 27 to Jan. 5. (Dates may change slightly depending on air fare.) Our goal is to provide students with an intense immersion experience in Spanish language and Nicaraguan culture, along with meaningful community service work. We will be working with the Spanish language school and community outreach center, La Mariposa, and staying in the neighborhood of San Caralampio where we stayed last year and made great friends!!! La Mariposa is located in the pueblo of La Concepción. Please check out La Mariposa’s website, which has a lot of information about its programs. http://mariposaspanishschool.com/
For the first part of our stay, we will be at La Mariposa’s Learning Center, El Piscacho, and then we will move into homestays. William and Christine will be in San Caralampio for two weeks in June, arranging the community service program and meeting with the home stay families. In all cases, we will work with local people who will help us with our Spanish. During the week in Nicaragua, we will also be spending a day at El Nisperal, an organic coffee plantation and research center. http://nisperal.org/ The December-January dates will allow us to take part in the harvest.
We do not have an exact price for the trip yet, but as La Mariposa is a non-profit organization, we are sure that we can keep the cost of the trip very reasonable.
The trip is open to upper school students. Please apply early. Students who do not speak Spanish will be considered. Click here for form.
Deadline to sign up for the trip is Monday, May 13. If you have any questions, please contact William Collier at email@example.com