Personal Narrative: My Trip To Nicaragua

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Over the summer before my senior year in high school, I was given an amazing opportunity to go to Nicaragua. I was able to expand my spanish vocabulary by teaching a class of adults and children english, talking with many of the locals and venders. The service learning program I went with was Global Glimpse. We learned more about the day to day life of the locals in a third world country. For the service part of the trip we helped improve a local school.We redid the bathrooms, classrooms, and the kitchen. We painted the inside and outside of the bathroom and added a smaller attachable toilet seat for the younger students. Many of the parents who volunteered to cook the lunch for the students said that they needed new cabinets for the dishes

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