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The Nicaragua I Know

Dear Global Glimpse Community, I have struggled to find words to express everything I have felt since protests flared up following the announcement of new social security laws in Nicaragua on April 18th. It’s a mixture of fear, anger, sadness, and outrage.     Global Glimpse would not exist without Nicaragua. The lessons I learned ... READ MORE

Recent Posts

Teacher Testimonial – Nick Busselman

Question of the Day: How does development connect with the mentalities and cultural values of communities? As the group moved into its third and final week of the trip, as the community service project begins to take center stage in the mind’s and heart’s of the students, I felt it was important to slow down a bit and take stock. In two weeks... READ MORE

One Year in Ecuador: Global Glimpse alumni embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

We couldn’t be more proud of 2011 Global Glimpse alumni Canaan Belete and Atsina Allen who spent a bridge year before college in Ecuador with Global Citizen Year! Motivated by their life-changing experiences with Global Glimpse in Nicaragua during the summer of 2011, Canaan and Atsina applied to spend a year before college living, working, and... READ MORE

Global Glimpse Alumni Dreaming Big…

Born and raised in East San Jose, Jose Javier Lujano (JJ) is a first-generation Mexican-American, first-generation college student currently studying at Santa Clara University. JJ traveled to Matagalpa, Nicaragua with Global Glimpse in 2009. READ MORE

Finding Freedom in Nicaragua…An Alumni Reflection

I was raised in the Sunnydale Projects where shoot-outs, fights, and a war zone were my environment. Gun fights reigned from morning to night; police brutalized youth and evicted people from their homes. Sunny Dale was where I became street wise, where I witnessed my first dead body, and where my mother developed her addiction to crack cocaine.... READ MORE

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