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Robin

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If I were to use one word to describe my 9 weeks in Nicaragua with FNE International, I would choose GRIT. Grit was the energy and dedication that I saw in my colleagues, whether it was conducting medical research in Chacraseca to improve Diabetes treatment outcomes, constructing efficient brick stoves for families experiencing poverty, or helping a young disabled man…

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If I were to use one word to describe my 9 weeks in Nicaragua with FNE International, I would choose GRIT. Grit was the energy and dedication that I saw in my colleagues, whether it was conducting medical research in Chacraseca to improve Diabetes treatment outcomes, constructing efficient brick stoves for families experiencing poverty, or helping a young disabled man…

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Luis Ernesto Prieto

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Luis Ernesto Prieto English Associate in Arts candidate 2018 Miami Dade College My trip to Nicaragua started as a distant idea. It was completely abstract at first, only existing inside the boundaries of my mind. Then, it became heavier, concrete and, ultimately, possible. I remember the expressions when I first mentioned it: “WHAT!?” “WHAT FOR?” ISN’T THAT DANGEROUS?” They became…

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Guisell Gomez

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Guisell Gomez English Bachelor of Arts candidate 2018 Florida International University There I was, busy as ever but I kept hearing my (then) professor and Urbana Literary and Arts Magazine advisor (upgraded to mentor later on), Emily Sendin, about her trips to Nicaragua. In fact, I’ve been hearing about them for years when we met everyday at Starbucks when she…

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Mariantonieta Anto Chavez

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Mariantonieta “Anto” Chavez International Relations/Photography Associate in Arts Candidate 2018 Miami Dade College Tengo un Sueño revolved in my mind for an entire academic year. I constantly heard how it changed volunteers’ lives and saw pictures of the children that were part of the program. No wonder this project’s stories surrounded my days – I had one of the founding…

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