- Social Change
- Peace, Politics, and Human Rights
Live with a campesino host family in a mountainous rural community. You will have Spanish classes, visit an artisan pottery studio, and do a service project. Travel to San Juan del Oriente to explore the lush vegetation and hike a volcano. Discover how Nicaraguans use arts to express their aspirations and visit local artists’ studios as you learn about art, poetry, music, and dance.
You will have a second homestay in Managua, where you will live in the neighborhood of Máximo Jerez, a community involved in the Sandinista revolution. Participate in spoken-word poetry workshops with writers inspired by the revolution. Prepare traditional dishes incorporating exotic fruits from Nicaragua.
Travel to Cuba. Learn about Cuba’s significance in history and its many connections to Nicaragua. Spend a week in Havana exploring the arts in a different contexts. Participate in a community service project and talk to Cubans about their aspirations. Visit Old Havana before returning to Nicaragua.