» Group Study Programs
We are experienced in coordinating alternative breaks, community service projects, medical brigades, and academic programs and can assist educators and group leaders in planning educational and service-oriented trips. We will work with you to design an itinerary that meets your group’s interests – including lectures, site visits, cultural and recreational activities, Spanish classes, and volunteer projects. This program is designed for student and faculty led study abroad programs, high school community service trips, and special interest organizations.
Airport pick-up and drop off
Tour and orientation
Lodging with homestay families or in hostels
Scheduling of all activities including lectures and site visits, volunteer or community service projects, Spanish language programs, and recreational and cultural activities including canopy tours, beach trips, and volcano tours.
We will customize your program based upon your needs and the focus of your program. The following is a list of some of the group programs we work with and examples of services provided:
University of Colorado, Denver – Physical Therapy Program (once a year )
Translation of workshops given by US Physical Therapists to Nicaraguan Physical Therapists, visits to clinics and communities to do testing and work with people in need of therapy, airport pick-up, and homestay arrangement.
University of New Mexico – Economics, Development, and Sociology Courses (2009,2010,2011) Coordination of lectures and site visits to meet each course’s focus and translation services
University of New Mexico Dental Hygiene Program – (2011)
A one week program involving morning clinical work including cleanings and extractions and afternoon and weekend excursions. We provide airport pick up and drop-off, orientation and tour, coordination of all work and tours, translation service, transportation, and support 24 hours a day for any reason.
“ Without a doubt, I will definitely recommend this program to others. I would say that it will be one of the most influential experiences ever. I can’t put into words how grateful I am for such an opportunity” Dawn, 2012
Purdue University Service Learning Trips (twice a year)
A one week service learning trip that focuses on Spanish, history, and recreational activities in order to immerse students in Spanish and Nicaraguan history and culture.
University of Michigan– Alternative Breaks
A yearly service learning program with different community service projects every morning and afternoon/weekend excursions. We provide homestays, tours and orientation, ground transportation, coordination of all activities and community service projects, translation services, and support 24 hours a day for any reason.
“[The program] is an eye-opening experience which will change who you are to some degree and allow you to affect at least one person’s future in a positive way.” - Gabrielle Korb – University of Michigan Alternative Breaks
Regis University Physical Therapy Program
A yearly program that allows last year Physical Therapy students to work directly with patients in their homes, schools, clinics, and communities. Lectures and site visits included. Spanish classes and recreational activities included.
University of Cincinnati School of Social Work
A one week program that works with women, high-risk youth, children, and other social groups to provide education and therapy to community members.
Notre Dame del Demur Art Therapy Program
Art therapy with women, children, adolescents, and elderly community members. Work with local psychologists and educators to incorporate new methods of working with their patients, many victims of violence and trauma. Lectures, activities, and reflection time also included.
University of New Mexico Medical Brigade (2013)
A group of 50 health professionals that provided a variety of dental and medical services for over 500 patients. In addition to their daily clinical work, every afternoon they participated in recreational activities including zip lining, boat trips, market visits, and a trip to the beach.
Map the Gap – 2012, 2013
A gap year program for high school students. We coordinate all aspects of the program including airport transportation, tours and orientation, homestays, activities, internships, lectures, Spanish classes, and provide support, monitoring, and evaluation throughout.
High School Spanish and Cultural Immersion (Several groups throughout the year)
Programs for 16 -18 year olds that focus on different topics, depending upon the class requirements and needs. Spanish programs, programs for students interested in public health, Nicaraguan history classes, recreational/cultural programs, and many others are coordinated throughout the year. All programs include family stays, organization of all activities, translation services, lectures, and assistance 24 hours a day.
And many more….every year we are forming academic relationships with universities to organize these important language, service learning, and academic programs. Contact us for references.
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