• Nicaragua
2 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Host Family
Small Group (1-15)


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Some Meals
What's Not Included
Activities Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Jun 18, 2019
May 22, 2017
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About Program

Volunteers will discover the different needs and aspects of Nicaragua in our program focused on cultural exchange and great experiences. Our program based in the beautiful colonial city of Granada is the perfect balance between volunteer service and great location.

Visit the beautiful country with postcard like beaches, volcanoes, a big beautiful lake, and a unique cultural mix. Nicaragua is also one of the poorest countries in the region, making volunteers an important part of its development.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Integrated Learning Experiences- INLEX for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • Choose your volunteer work: Childcare, Education, Health, or Girl's Home
  • Visit Iglesia La Merced, the most beautiful church in the city
  • Venture to Reserva Natural Laguna de Apoyo for sailing, fishing, or a scenic hike
  • Enjoy a challenging hike to the breathtaking Volcán Mombacho

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Yes, I recommend this program

Carita Feliz makes you "feliz"

I have been working as a voluntary in Granada, Nicaragura, in a project called Carita Feliz. It's not or school, more like a huge learning center with different classes. The children come to do their homework there and the teachers are helping or giving them new exercises to practice. Also there is a teacher for english classes and computer classes. So the children have the opportunity to learn a lot apart of their normal school.
The teachers have been working with such a passion and I got part of it really quickly. I liked that. Also that the children came sometimes just to hug you and on my last day lot of them just told me, that i shouldn't leave. Carita Feliz is located in a "barrio", which means a more or less poor area. But I never felt unsafe and at the end I made a lot of friends there.
I liked that in Granada have been a lot of other voluntaries from all over the world. We made friends and traveled and partied so often together.
All in all I really can recommend this project, but you should go there at least 2 or 3 month to make a relation with the children.

What would you improve about this program?
I noticed that the children of different classes got sometimes the same english class. So I think, that they need to differentiate in relation to their age. But apart of it this project is well organized and for Nicaraguan standard really advanced.
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