UC San Diego Nicaragua Summer Break 2017

Boaco, Nicaragua

June 19 -June 30, 2017


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This UC San Diego trip will specialize on solar energy projects surrounding the irrigation of crops to support the production of organic vegetables for the community or solar projects for clean water access. Specific trip project to be announced.

Trip led in collaboration with Bryon Washom, UCSD Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives.

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.


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Fundraising and Scholarship Information

To make a payment please log in to empowered.org with your account, click the participants 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 $2,489, including flights.

Registration and Payment Deadlines

Registration Deadline- 4/15/17 ($299)
First Deposit Due- 4/12/17 ($1,000)
Final Payment Due- 5/19/17 ($2,489)

Interest Meetings Dates

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