Early May, 2016, Dispatch Project sent 9 individuals oversees to Nicaragua. Their trip was filled with a lot of variety and everyone had the ability to immerse themselves in the culture. One of the trip participants, Michaela, provided a recap of the trip saying:
I love asking questions. As I was preparing for my first international service and learning trip to Nicaragua, I realized that my questions were partially based in worry and partially based in excitement. All because of the unknown. I found myself looking at blog posts of other teams and individuals around the United States that have traveled to Nicaragua. Googling “What should I bring on my trip to Nicaragua?” Reading and re-reading the pre-field guide. Asking my co-workers that have traveled there what they brought, what the experience was like, how bad the mosquitos were, what the food was like, and the list goes on.
You can read more about some of the questions that Michaela had and how they were answered by reading her blog post in full. She also gives a great glimpse into the projects and initiatives they helped with while they were there. Michaela also reflects on her time in Nicaragua, stating:
I traveled with amazing leadership and teammates and made truly memorable connections in Nicaragua. Sometimes we focus on what is done on these short-term trips, but we need to remember that there are so many people doing so many great things in Nicaragua—from missionaries and teachers to students and staff. I’m thankful for the opportunity to go on this trip, meet amazing people, and open my mind further to the amazing work that is being done in Nicaragua.