“My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.” (William Lloyd Garrison)
Welcome to this website, where I will be documenting my journey preparing for the 2015 Nicaragua Cross-Cultural Education and Service Program with Dartmouth College.This annual trip allows a group of Dartmouth students to travel to Nicaragua, specifically to the RAAN (Región Autónoma del Atlático del Norte), for two weeks in December to a rural community in Nicaragua in order to work on a project in the region. We partner with Bridges to Community, an international non-profit organization that emphasizes education, reflection, and community ownership. This year, the Clinical Health team will be headed to Hormiguero, Nicaragua, to work in a small clinic.
Professor Douglas’s video about the 2005 CCESP trip to Siuna, Nicaragua.
All students going on the CCESP trip are required to take the LACS 20 class: The Politics of Development, to provide us with the adequate background education on the culture, history, and current situation of Nicaragua. This ePotfolio is a collection of my thoughts, reflections, and projects I’ve been doing for LACS 20, including blog posts, an oral history project, and more.
Please stick around and follow me on my journey!
*** The header image is a photo of Nicaragua’s Isla de Ometepe. Source: Flickr, Credit: David Armstrong, Creative Commons License (Some Rights Reserved)