Here are some short excerpts of our student's essays. To find out more about their experiences click on the links to find a .pdf of the essays.
A Semester in Nicaragua (pdf)
"While there, my friends wanted to hike one of the volcanoes, which I was strongly
opposed to. However, I was outnumbered and we began our hike. As I stood at the bottom,
looking up at the billowing volcano, I knew I would never make it to the top. I just
knew that I could never make it up there. Four hours later, I was at the top, looking
across the lake towards the mainland, completely in shock that I had made it this
experience, while unique in its own way, was repeated hundreds of times during my stay in Nicaragua. I knew I couldn't do something; I tried, succeeded, and was blown away by my own abilities."