Today we leaned more about Nicaraguan culture and made traditional jewelry, cooked special Nacatamales and went dancing with the locals. Here are some quotes from other students about how the day went and what they learned. Some else included some messages to family.

Faith-     I learned today that culture is more than the food, music, clothing etc . It is the twinkle in the eyes of a lady explaining how tie a knot ; the passion in explaining how to make a energy put into a simple two steps

Hola!  Today was really fun, we learned to make jewelry, tomales and how to dance!  Although, I still had to wear a skirt, I had a blast. 🙂  Shout out to my familia.  I miss y’all.  “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” -Noah

Today was just the beginning and I was exhausted. We’re just visiting the locals.  Imagine when we work like one of them!  Tomorrow we’re going to school like the local kids.  I may be exhausted but I joined this so I will go through it with a positive vibe. -Raul

Try you best to enjoy every experience you get because you never know if you’ll ever have that chance again. -Alexia

You are a unique piece of the puzzle that makes up the whole world.  I had the best day ever and more to come, I was able to eat and feel like I’m home. AND I shared my amazing skills in dancing. -Jorge

I had a wonderful day.  I got to learn about the different foods and the different dances.  I also got to practice my old favorite dance which is the bachata- although I didn’t do as well as I expected but I enjoyed myself with my wonderful partner.- Motaz

Culture is very influential and impacts individuals.  Being in a different country is a great experience.  I’m missing those back home. -Alexa

Live life everyday like it’s your last because you don’t know what can happen. Don’t take anything from granted because what you can see as little someone else can find value in it. -Naomi

Hi Mom & Dad & siblings, I am doing fine. Today we went to different places like a jewelry shop and dance class. I am learning little by little so I hope you are not too worried about me. Love, your loving son Massire Diop

Being in Nicaragua has been one of the best experiences of my life. What makes me love this nation is the big similarities with my nation which makes me feel connected to my Latin American people and culture. Vivia America Latina! – Cleefor Hernandez

Money is number and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy your search for happiness will never end – Bob Marley. -(Shamar Walter)

Hi family! -Bryan

The most fearful thing in this world is a black powerful man with knowledge. A black powerful man with knowledge is the key to succeed in life.- Love, Jayron

I’ve learned to realize that culture is what builds the different pieces of puzzle we call the world. We’re all different but we complete each other.- Moshood

It’s been a great experience. Today was great. I wish I could do it all again! -Stedman

You never realize how good something you have or how great your friends and family are until there not there . Today was a great but one thing kept coming back to my mind about how much I miss my family and the fact I can’t wait to show my mom and girlfriend what I learned . – From 1ST leader of the day Antoinne

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