2015 Trip Blogs

2015 Trip Blogs

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The End of our Trip, but not the End of our Journey

We started the day with our final seminar: Reflection. Given our roller coaster of a trip, we took this day to look back on it, working through the amazing experience these two weeks has been from our first Uno game in Miami to crying at the end of our last English lesson. It’s incredible to think about how we all have changed so much in so little time and what true friends we have become. ... READ MORE

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And thus the real journey begins…

Though this was our last night in Nicaragua, our journey is not yet complete. Now we can use this post to give the chronological order of today’s events, but we want to focus more on our final takeaways. As we all started our last day in the beautiful city of Matagalpa, a strengthened sense of unity came over the group. Shortly after breakfast we had the chance to reminisce on the ups and downs, the good and bads, and the trials and errors we each experienced throughout this trip. We were all given the opportunity to reflect, much like a movie reel, on the different aspects related to this journey; from the day we got nominated to the events we endured to where we are now. Throughout this reflection seminar, we sat and discovered things about ourselves that we didn’t know before. We additionally made journey maps, visual representations of our most influential moments during this trip. Many of us included guest speakers, other glimpsers, other leaders and people we have met during our three weeks here who have made significant impacts on us. After having reflected on all of this, we were given the chance to transfer our experience here to life back home. We all contemplated on things we should stop doing, continue doing and start doing upon our return. Reviewing the information shared within this activity, we discovered a common thread among each category. It was apparent that the common theme was related to that of apreciation and mindfulness regarding food consumption and showing an overall awareness of our surroundings. We then moved on to our Big Love activity where each glimpser placed their name within a bubble on a blank sheet of paper which was then passed around and others wrote their most fondest memories, aspects, and qualities of each group member. We took this time to share our appreciation and growing fondness of each individual. This activity further cemented our bond with one another and reflected how much of a role each one of us played in the lives of one another. We then all read the heart... READ MORE

Important Flight Information

Good morning! I know you all must be anxious for the arrival of the GG group scheduled to arrive tomorrow! So, we would like to provide the latest flight information: August 18th, 2015 Departure from Nicaragua: American Airlines Flight 994 Managua to Miami 7:00  – 11:36 am   Arrival in New York: American Airlines Flight 1048 Miami to JFK 3:28 – 6:30 pm   However, please keep in mind it’s a large group and also depending on the travel time we won’t be able to meet everyone at arrivals until more like after 7pm. See you all soon!!... READ MORE

Last Free Day


Hi my name is Isabel and today it was my turn to take on the responsibility of leader of the day.  The plan for the day was simple: there was no plan… it was free day.  With it being our second to last full day in Nicaragua, we all took the chance to spend time with each other and cherish the moments we have left together.  For breakfast we had pancakes with fruit and iced tea.  It was the perfect start to the day; it was our favorite meal in combination with our favorite juice.  During breakfast time, Maritza from Las Mujeres del Plomo came to deliver any final bracelets we had ordered, and thus many of us completed our gift shopping.  After breakfast, we had three hours of free time, during which we all went out to enjoy the city.  We took the opportunity to mix up the groups from those that we usually go out with in order to really connect with everyone on the trip.  Most of the groups had the max amount of 7 people, which truly speaks to how we all wanted to spend time together and not leave a single person behind.  I can honestly say that everyone had a blast outside of the hostel.  Many people had spend the entire trip yearning for a sports jersey, and it was finally today, the second to last day, that the group located the store that carried them.  Others, including myself, took the free time as a chance to visit the cyber studio or call center in order to contact our loved ones back home. After morning free time, everyone reconvened as a group to have lunch at the hostel.  Lunch consisted of chicken with rice and salad.  Several people struggled to finish the delicious meal due to grabbing food outside of the hostel, but as usual, we made sure not to waste any food by means of sharing with others and taking only what we thought we could eat.  Following lunch, the group waited out a short downpour and worked on letters to Global Glimpse donors or supporters.... READ MORE

Adapting to the Unexpected!


Hello family and friends! As you guys know our flight has been canceled and we won’t be home until Tuesday morning but we didn’t let that stop us today. Today we went to a motocross race! We had so much fun watching the dirt bikes going around the track. It was interesting to watch the different age groups go around the track; here in the D.R. it is legal for kids as young as 7 years old to drive dirt bikes. We ate lunch at the motocross, and then returned to Dilenia’s after. Some were feeling a little sad and homesick due to our canceled flight so we decided to have a dance party to lift everyone’s spirits. We had so much fun. Then the dance party became a big game of Hide-And-Seek in the comedor. Julia is a really good player! In today’s Unity Clap, our word was “flexibility”. Although the day didn’t go as planned, we learned that as leaders we must be adaptable. It is important to remain positive to make the most of any circumstance. We can’t wait to see all our loving families Tuesday... READ MORE

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