Lowell Nicaragua Summer Break 2018

Boaco, Nicaragua

June 10-June 20, 2018

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At a Glance

1.5 Weeks • all costs included • fundraising available

Travel to the colonial city Boaco in the foothills of Nicaragua, and explore this beautiful cowboy town. Sow seeds and dig in the dirt alongside local environmentalists as we develop sustainable agriculture projects at a non-profit clinic outside of Boaco, and spend tranquil evenings listing to the howlers from the ranch hotel. Finish up the trip with a few days relaxing at a volcanic crater lake called Laguna de Apoyo, or at famous Playa Gigante on Nicaragua’s Gold Coast. This is the birth of a youth environmental movement, where students develop technical skills and the drive to change the world.

Nicaragua FAQ including packing list
Health and Safety Page
Fundraising and Scholarship Information

To make a payment please log in to empowered.org with your account, click the participant’s page, and click “make a donation”. Alternatively, mail a check to PO Box 4456, Berkeley, CA 94704.

Yes, the trip leaders are inspiring because of the way the program came together and was manifested. After working with people here and looking at our progress from prior trips I feel powerful and able to make a change if I put my mind to it. Lucas R

GSE Student


The trip costs $2,989, including flights.

*Note: GSE has a $500 scholarship for any student at Lowell that requests one, no application necessary. Additional scholarships are available on a need-basis.

Registration and Payment Deadlines
Registration Deadline- 3/12/18 ($299)
First Deposit Due- 3/12/18 ($1,000)
Final Payment Due- 5/11/18 ($2,989)
Interest Meetings Dates
Next Student Interest Meeting: TBD
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Next Parent Interest Meeting: TBD
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Contact Your Local Rep

Jonathan Kaufman

(415) 320-1920