Tag Archives: US Peace Corps

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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