Tag Archives: Peace Corps

At a Crossroads

Every year the Peace Corps has a series of regional meetings on Safety & Security. The León/Chinandega meeting was last week while I was on Ometepe, so the Peace Corps kindly asked me to attend the meeting in Estelí. The meeting … Continue reading

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Day Two: Tourism Business Development Workshop, Ometepe

Day two of the workshop started a little rough. The power went out last night (a common occurrence on Ometepe) so our rooms had no air conditioning or fans. The rooms were very hot all night long. Ometepe is not … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Howler Monkey Kind

[Apologies for the lack of pictures and videos. The internet is very slow on the island and I don’t particularly want to be up past midnight tonight uploading files. I will add the photos and videos when I am back … Continue reading

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Prototype Day, 2015

Every Small Business Development Volunteer in Nicaragua shares one work activity in common: entrepreneurship education in high schools. In Senior year of the Nicaraguan equivalent of Home Economics class, the curriculum is based solely on entrepreneurship. However, many of the teachers … Continue reading

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One Year Down, One Year to Go

The sad occasion of the departure of two of my beloved site-mates, Joanna and Isabel, makes me realize that I myself became a Volunteer a year ago today, May 23, 2014, after 11 weeks of training. Joanna and Isabel are … Continue reading

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Practicum Week

Around this time last year I was sent north to Jinotega for a Volunteer Visit with then Small Business Development Volunteer Hannah (she is now a Returned PC Volunteer in the US, meaning she completed her two years of service). … Continue reading

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The Nicaraguan School System

You wouldn’t think that a Small Business Development Peace Corps Volunteer would spend much time in high schools, but in fact I spend at least 50% of my time in schools. Entrepreneurship is an official part of the high school … Continue reading

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Do I like Nicaragua? Would I Do It Again?

Just a little over a year ago, before I came to Nicaragua, I absolutely loathed the question, “Why did you decide to join the Peace Corps?” I felt like people wanted to hear my reasons and pass judgement if they … Continue reading

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Mejora tu Vida!

I got back from Florida at 2 AM this morning. I’ll be back in León tonight. My trip went well despite the circumstances, but I am very happy to get “home” to León and back into the swing of things. … Continue reading

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Peace Corps Black-Sites

I’ve heard Peace Corps Nicaragua been referred to as the “Posh Corps.” And I’m not going to argue. We’ve got it good here. It is easy to get around the country. We are close to the United States. The staff … Continue reading

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