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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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Cerro Negro

So far, two months into my service, I haven’t started any projects other than working on the entrepreneurship curriculum in the schools. That’s fine though, because I’ve been working hard at networking and identifying who I can start other projects … Continue reading

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Busy Week

After my training last week, I spent another week in Managua this week for the Peace Corps Nicaragua Same-Sex Couples Initiative. Nicaragua is on a short-list to host same-sex couples in the Peace Corps, so Peace Corps Headquarters staff were … Continue reading

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A Menagerie of Videos From Training

I haven’t been able to get these videos from training up till now, but they sure are good. Presenting Daniel Ortega, President of the Republic, Malú, a particularly exuberant puppy, and Luis Mariano, simultaneously dancing and pummeling a piñata at his … Continue reading

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The “Pussification” of the Peace Corps

One of the first books that I read back in September after being invited to serve in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua was a book called, The Gringo: A Memoir. It tells the story of a recent Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Here for Five Weeks, So Where is My Permanent Site Going to Be?

As of today I have been in Nicaragua for five weeks. I’ve been in training the whole time, but I’ve still had plenty of opportunities to work in and see the Nicaraguan secondary education system. I’ve taught in two different … Continue reading

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Milkshakes, Peanut Butter, Frappuchinos, and Other Fun Things

One of the things that the PC staff here in Nicaragua is very proud of (and apparently well known for throughout the PC worldwide) is what they call CBT – community based training. We don’t live together in Managua for … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Small Business Development (“Pequeños Negocios”) Trainee in Nicaragua

                7:00 AM – Wake up to the alarm on my phone* Shower (cold) and shave (often without a mirror, and it is very hard to clean the razor blade because there isn’t … Continue reading

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Nicaragua

I have been in Nicaragua since last Wednesday. However, I only really felt like I got here on Saturday when I arrived at my host family in San Juan de Oriente, Masaya. Before that we were at a hotel in … Continue reading

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