Do something different this Spring Break, do something meaningful!

Dates:

  • 3rd to 11th March 2018
  • 10th to 18th March 2018
  • 17th to 25th March 2018

This Spring break come to Nicaragua and engage your head, heart, and hands in the real work of developing countries! Our hands-on course allows you to be immersed in the daily life of rural Nicaraguans by living with host families and working alongside local community members to create a model community through renewable energy and sustainable practices.

Our Solar Spring Break Alternative allows you to:

  • Learn from local Nicaraguan experts about renewable energy and appropriate technology.
  • Work with PV systems, rocket stoves, organic farming and more while learning about community development.
  • Be fully immersed in Nicaraguan life, culture and language.
  • Live in a remote and beautiful location in the mountains of Northern Nicaragua and have the opportunity to visit some of the attractions such as Somoto Canyon and Laguna de Apoyo .

While on site you will stay with host families where you will have breakfast and dinner. Lunch will be provided at our clean energy restaurant. At your host family, you will have your own bedroom and shared basic washing facilities (usually bucket showers and latrines). Our families are well experienced at hosting international interns, and many interns find that it is the most influential component of their experience. By immersing yourself in the culture and language, you will have the chance to see first-hand how local people live, while also giving you the opportunity to make a lasting impact with those you both work and live with. There is no internet service available on site. However you can easily get online in the nearby town, a short bus ride away, or can purchase a local simcard and connect via data packages. When staying in hotel accommodation (Managua and Granada) you will be sharing a room with other interns.

Price: US$1215 with a 15% discount if 8 or more people sign up so encourage your friends to join!

The fee covers covers all accommodation, food, purified water, in-country support, project activities with translation, Spanish classes, return transport from Managua to our site and airport transfers during your stay with us. You can find a day by day schedule of the activities you will be participating in here. 

To apply please fill out the application form below after checking out our requirements.

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