Alternative Spring Break

Jinotega, Nicaragua

Nicarauga

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Community Partner

Outreach360

Themes*

Quality Education, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken from: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 18 - 25, 2017

Number of Participants

13 Student Participants
1 Student Team Leader
2 Faculty/Staff Team Leaders

Activities

ASB Nicaragua will teach English education in elementary schools, facilitate learning activities for children at daycare centres, and assist at a community & neighborhood center to support the development of children and families.

Goals

To provide students with the opportunity to learn about education in a different cultural context, and to participate in projects that support youth development in Nicaragua. The vision of Outreach360 is a transformed world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice.

Cost

$2,400 CAD

Trip Cost covers:

Medical Precautions

Participants must visit their family doctor or a travel clinic to ensure that their immunizations are up to date, and that there are no health concerns for travel. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.

Sample Itinerary

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-9:00

Announcements/Prep Time

9:00-12:00

Tutoring/Teaching/Reflection

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:00

Prep Time/Flex Time/Siesta

2:00-5:00

Tutoring/Teaching

5:00-6:00:

Free/Culture Time

6:00-7:00

Dinner

7:00-9:00

Prep Time/Educational Talk/Games/Movie/Church

9:00-10:00

Free Time

10:00

Quiet Time

Accommodations

Participants will be staying in a large Outreach360 house with bunk beds in dorm-like rooms. Sheets/towels are provided, however students may bring their own and may choose to donate them at the end of the experience.

Meals

Meals are prepared in-house by Outreach360 staff, and reflect a variety of local foods as well as North American favourites.