Preparing for international travel can be daunting! Below are some helpful resources for students, parents, and delegation members to be informed, stay safe, and have fun.

Nicaragua Information

NicaNotes Blog - NicaNotes is a blog for Nicaragua activists and those interested in Nicaragua, published by the Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice. It provides news and analysis from the context of Nicaragua Network’s long history of struggle in solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution.

CIA World Factbook - A general country overview from the United States Central Intelligence Agency.

Nicaragua Human Development Report - A report by the United Nations Development Program that presents information on five indices: the Human Development Index (HDI), the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), the Gender Development Index (GDI), the Gender Inequality Index (GII), and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). 

Fundraising Strategies

9 Ways to Fund Travel - An overview of different ways to find funding for long-term and short-term international travel.

Travel Safety

US State Department - Information and travel advisories for Americans traveling to Nicaragua. 

10 Tips to Travel Safely through Latin America - Some great, region-specific advice for travelers.

Top Ten Travel Safety Tips for Women - Adventurous Kate's blog is geared towards women, but this list is a must-read for anyone embarking on an international adventure.

Duolingo - A great resource for practicing Spanish on your computer or on your phone!

WordReference - One of the best online dictionaries. The app is extremely useful on the go.

Radio Ambulante - A great Spanish-language podcast with English translations. It's like This American Life, but in Spanish!

Spanish Language