Vamos a Costa Rica!

Hello from the Tegucigalpa airport!

As I sit at Puerta 4 in the Tegucigalpa airport, I can’t help but think about how fast this week in Central America has gone! My travel colleague from Lynn University (FL) and I have visited many places and had the opportunity to meet an amazing number of students over the past few days- I can’t believe that it is already FRIDAY!

With our travels, we have visited Managua, Nicaragua where we visited the American-Nicaraguan School and Lincoln Academy. While in Managua, we were also fortunate to go to a local market and eat some churrasco (my personal favorite!)as well as some yuka.

Next we flew to San Pedro Sula and had a quick visit to the city in order to visit Escuela Internacional Sampedrana (EIS). Both Managua and San Pedro Sula are two locations where Elon has or had students from in recent years – thus the turnout was excellent.

From San Pedro Sula, we flew to Tegucigalpa and have been on-the-go since we arrived! Yesterday we visited 3 schools (Del Campo School, the Discovery School, and Escuela Americana) and also did a Junior Parent Night in the evening – whew! Tegucigalpa is a city where Elon hasn’t done much travel to in the past but I am confident that we will be back in the future!

And now as we sit waiting for our next flight to San Jose, Costa Rica, I can’t help but think how much I have learned from traveling internationally in a smaller group setting compared to the Asia tour in September 08. It is amazing how much detail goes into planning these trips – everything from booking schools, hotels, flights, and transportation to knowing exchange rates, how much information to pack, etc. It has been a wonderful travel experience – both professionally and culturally as well!

Well it is close to boarding time here in Tegucigalpa – more information from me later!

Hola from Nicaragua!

Hello ETA readers! I know it has been awhile since you have heard from me (I apologize!) – I was very busy with reading applications and getting ready for my international trip!

Currently, I am located in Managua, Nicaragua. I am traveling with another school (Lynn University) and much like my fall Asia travel, we are going around visiting various Central American countries & schools. Today took us to the American-Nicaraguan School where we spent more than half of the day visiting and talking with students! It was a great visit and it allowed me to meet some of the seniors who had applied to Elon and also have a chance to talk to some juniors as well! We will be visiting more schools tomorrow but also flying to San Pedro Sula, Honduras in the evening.

On a side note,last night I had a local specialty called churrasco that was muy delicioso! I would highly recommend it if you travel to Nicaragua.