Nicaragua


by Brenna Trollinger   “I have largely underestimated the brevity and depth of this experience… what if this isn’t worth it?”   This was the first line of my bridge year journal, written by a version of myself who was scared, uncertain and had no idea what this bridge year […]

Finding Community


by Nadia Rosales All my life I have been Mexican. Through the years, I have had to grapple with what that means, globally and otherwise. I have had a rough time shaking off stereotypes, but my identity was always on the defensive- I was always proving that I was Mexican, […]

On Being Mexican in Nicaragua


by Linnea Otto “Here is your food, my queen.” Doña Violet beamed to a child who stood barely taller than her knees. Her voice held such a tone of reverence that it seemed she was truly speaking to royalty. The child responded with a goofy smile, showing the gaps in […]

An Angel



by John Lazur The Indio-Maiz Biological Reserve (IMBR) is what some people call “The Lung of Central America.” For good reason too: the reserve covers some 110 million acres (only slightly smaller than the state of Delaware.) Indio-Maiz has also been heralded as “the gem of Central American nature reserves” […]

Indio-Maiz


by Nadia Rosales From when I first arrived in Nicaragua, I was set in my expectations of what my work would be. I expected to be doing what some would call ‘’busy work’’- an extra helping hand for my organization so they could focus their efforts on bigger projects. Efficiently […]

On Expectations And Jobs


by Sophie Impellitteri   When I sat down to meet my boss on the first day of work, all I could see was her lips moving as she barreled forward in unrelenting, full speed Spanish. I came to Nicaragua not knowing any Spanish, and, it turns out, it takes a […]

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