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Mitzvah Corps Nicaragua
New in summer 2015, we are very excited to offer two separate program tracks in Nicaragua! Run at separate times, both offer participants an authentic opportunity to immerse themselves into the native culture, work alongside local peers, and build long lasting, authentic relationships, while making a positive impact.

Session I - Granada
You will spend your time in the beautiful colonial city of Granada, one of Nicaragua's oldest and most vibrant cities on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, rich with culture, and the historic center of political and economic development. The group will work on a project to provide housing for low income families in the city, and visit with political leaders to learn about the challenges associated with economic development in the country. Of course, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and surroundings - highlights include visiting two volcanoes, kayaking on Lake Nicaragua, and swimming in the Pacific Ocean!

Session II - El Castillo
You will be captivated by the beautiful historic village of El Castillo, situated alongside the San Juan River. There are no motor vehicles in the community, and the group will work with local grassroots organizations to build concrete walkways over the mud so that people can complete their necessary travel in and out of town. During their time in El Castillo, participants will learn about the conservation efforts of the largest environmental non-governmental organization in the region, and visit with local political leaders to learn about the challenges associated with economic development. This program also infuses opportunities to take in the unparalleled surroundings, with a kayaking trip down the San Juan River to the beautiful Indio Maiz rainforest reserve!

Both of the Mitzvah Corps Nicaragua programs involve intensive, physical service work in the rainy summer months, so be prepared to get down and dirty! Conditions on the trip are simple, and match the local style of life.
 
At A Glance  

Session I - Granada
June 25 - July 5, 2015
$3,150
Rising Grades 10-12

Session II - El Castillo
July 23 - August 2, 2015
$3,150
Rising Grades 10-12

  
 
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