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La Mariposa Spanish School & Asociacion Tierra NGO

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks

Type of Programs

  • Student Exchange
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Language Immersion
  • Cultural Exploration


  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • Spanish
  • English

Cost in US$:

$280 to $480

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Language instruction
  • In-country staff support
  • Housing
  • Food

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Cooking
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Equestrian
  • Human Rights
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Organic Farming
  • Public Health
  • Reforestation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Small Business Development
  • Translation
  • Tree Planting
  • Tutor
  • Veterinary Science
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife
  • Women
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

A typical volunteer: -working hours vary a bit but we ask you to work approximately 4 hours a day at your volunteer placement -has an ability to reflect on how things work - or don't work - here in Nicaragua (the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere) and why that might be the case. At times this demands a degree of self reflection as well as the easier task of observing and judging Nicaraguans! -has good health is essential and an attitude that goes with the flow is invaluable -has an understanding that although we work closely with Nicaraguans and other organizations to ensure that your placement runs as smoothly as possible - from both your point of view and the organizations - we cannot offer guarantees. Plans often have to be changed in Nicaragua due to unforseen weather, school schedules or other unforseen contingencies. Please note we reserve the right to terminate a placement. -depending on the placement, has at least a basic understanding of Spanish is advisable. The Mariposa/Asociación Tierra is an excellent Spanish school and we can orient your classes to the needs of your placemnet. -has your own internationally valid insurance covering illness, accident, theft, etc and have a liability disclaimer. -can take public transporation. The majority of placements are walking distance or a short bus ride (fares are around 20 cents, you are responsible) away from the Mariposa/Asociación Tierra.

Age Range

all ages are welcome; children under 14 years old much be accompanied

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Group living
  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is


Post Services Include

  • Job and Internship Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad