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If you’re looking for things you can't do or see anywhere else, come to Nicaragua. Oh and as a bonus, these are adventures not everyone knows about, which means you get dreamy treetop walks, zip lining trips through the rain forest and pristine beaches, all to yourself. The colorful and bustling cities are worth seeing, but in Nicaragua, you can truly can step away from the crowds to explore some off the country’s most unique adventures; things like volcanic hikes, kayaking through craters, tropical islands as well as thrilling trips in the jungle.
There's more than enough to keep you busy in Nicaragua, but you can also jump over to neighboring Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico ... or maybe even check out a Caribbean island like the Dominican Republic.
Like all ILP programs, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of the kids you teach but especially in Nicaragua, you’ll also be impacting the community in immeasurable ways. You’ll be living and teaching in one of the most underprivileged neighborhoods right outside the popular tourist spot, Granada. In a country so torn by poverty, where you’ll be living and what you’ll be doing gives you a chance to really connect with the kids in and outside of class. You'll be living in a neighborhood where you'll likely run into your students and neighbors after class who want to spend even more time with you.
Nicaragua is a country that once struggled under Colonial powers, but now struggles with poverty and natural disasters — the lure of hiking volcanoes that have pulled tourists from all over the world are also the same volcanoes that have caused severe destruction, especially to the agricultural economy. However, that doesn’t stop the people of Nicaragua from creating a colorful and vibrant culture. All semester long, you’ll be surrounded by people who are focused on family, love to smile and who celebrate any holiday with lots of dancing and music.