Live like a local in the wonderous land of lakes and volcanoes. Team up with local teens to create impactful projects for in your new community.
Enjoy Matagalpa’s climate of “eternal spring” while you work with your community to propose and carry out a project that addresses community needs. Learn to cook gallo pinto and guirila from your host family and explore all that the region has to offer as you immerse yourself in community life. You’ll see firsthand why the region is a popular destination for ecotourism, while also building connections with community members and forging friendships with local youth at regional youth encuentros.
Fees $6,275. Learn about what this includes here.
Chapter fees vary by location. Check with your local chapter for details.
Elevation is 2,297 ft and some communities may be in the mountains.
Known as an “eternal spring,” year round temperatures are mild.
Guirila (sweet corn tortilla served with homemade cheese and sour cream), gallo pinto (rice and black beans), cuajada (homemade cheese).
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AMIGOS has worked in Nicaragua since 1970. 2018 will be our ninth year in Matagalpa.
Known for its coffee, cacao, and dairy products
Movimiento Comunal Nicaragüense: MCN is a nonprofit that works with community members to promote community engagement, MCN also focuses on political engagement, economic development, gender, youth, environmental resource management, and health.
Prodessa: A nonprofit that promotes research and local development in rural areas of Nicaragua, Prodessa offers technical assistance to communities to conduct grassroots community development projects.