I love teaching English!

I’ve been teaching English in Diriamba for almost 6 weeks.  I teach two fifth grades and two six grades in Rene Schick and I teach one fifth and one sixth grade in La Palmera.  Teaching here is a challenging and rewarding experience.  I learn new teaching techniques every day.Seguir Leyendo

A wonderful month in Diriamba!

Living and volunteering in Diriamba was an incredible and unique experience. I learnt so much in just one month from the places I went, things I did and, more than anything, the people I met. I’m amazed by the connections I made with people and the town in such a short amount of time, and already can’t wait until I can go back-Nicaragua definitely found a place in my heart!Seguir Leyendo

Laura, a first hand experience!!

Hi, I am Laura and I lived in Diriamba for 2 months, which was definitely not enough time to do and experience everything that I had intended.   Between preparing and teaching classes, spending time with my host family, and traveling during the weekends, I never had a dull moment. Seguir Leyendo

Nos vidrios Diriamba!

I can’t believe I’ve already been back in the States for a week.  It almost feels weird to say that I’m  home when for the last seven months I have called Diriamba, Nicaragua home, and not just called it that but truly felt it as well.Seguir Leyendo

Colorful bliss

I started my volunteering journey approximately 20 days ago. It’s the first time in my life that I am actually fully immersed in volunteering work, but I love it so much that it feels like I’ve been doing it forever. Seguir Leyendo

Adiós al Chele!!

Last summer I was travelling around Central America looking for NGOs teaching English to children when I ended up in Ocotepeque, a small village in Honduras close to the Guatemalan border. Seguir Leyendo

Volunteering? Do it the Nica way!

We’re about three months in now and everything is running smoothly.  I give class Tuesday through Friday and have my one day of preparation for the week on Monday with weekends free (although I always seem to be running some sort of errand on those days).  Seguir Leyendo