Nicaragua
June / Educators

6/13/2019 - 6/20/2019

The breath of fresh air goes both ways. Travel with other educators on this amazing, immersive trip where you’ll humbly support Nicaraguan teachers in ways they otherwise don’t get. At the same time: experience the personal fulfillment of being far from home and seeing your career happen through another’s eyes.

Starting in April of 2018, the country of Nicaragua has experienced extensive political unrest, including a period of violent protests. Thankfully, violence has significantly decreased since then. The majority of recent conflict has been seen at political rallies in a few main cities. You may be asking, so is it even safe to go to Nicaragua? Crossroads relies heavily on information and guidance from our partners that are living and working there each and every day. They have communicated that roads have been clear and no violence has been seen where they are located for quite some time. They are able to work and live like they had before the unrest started and are ready to host groups in 2019. Rest assured that Crossroads would never send people to a location that we felt was unsafe, and we will not let fear guide our decisions. We are excited to get back to helping our partners Amigos for Christ, and connecting our people with their sponsored Compassion Children.

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Sign Up Deadline: 3/4/2019
When: 6/13/2019 - 6/20/2019
Deposit: $200
Size of Trip: 25
Minimum Age: 21
Restrictions: Background check
Total Cost: $1750

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How much does it cost?

$1750.
This covers your flight, room and board, work supplies and activities. Meals at the airport,vaccinations, passport fees (If you need one or renewal) and souvenirs are not covered.
Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.
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Is it safe to travel?

Traveling internationally always has some level of risk and we don’t take that lightly. Because of the recent political unrest in Nicaragua, the United States government has Nicaragua listed as a travel advisory three. With this information, we rely heavily on the partners who are living and working in Nicaragua every day to guide us and to provide us with accurate information. They have told us that roads have been clear and no violence has been seen where they are located for quite some time. They are able to work and live like they had before the unrest started and are ready to host groups in 2019. We also have multiple plans in place in the event of an unforeseen situation.

Rayo de Sol

Rayo de Sol is a non-denominational, Christian organization sharing hope with children in Nicaragua through creative programming in education, nutrition, healthcare and community development. Our Crossroads partnership with Raya de Sol is critical to our educators-focused trip, allowing us to create cross-cultural relationships and share best practices in a whole new way.

Learn more about Rayo de Sol