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Great school and community
Submitted by Todd Leech - Milwaukee | June 23, 2017
The experience at the school was one I will never forget and hope to return to in the near future. The staff at the school and at Hacienda Merida are above and beyond professional and courteous. I stayed at Hacienda Merida with my wife and our 8 year old daughter for the duration of our stay and everything we needed was taken care of beyond our expectations. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The bathrooms and showers are many and always clean. Our family is vegetarian and we had no trouble with the many fantastic options from the kitchen. Jumping off the pier into the lake was a great way to end each day after classes. The school is a work of art in itself. It is great to be working in classrooms constructed from recycled materials and the lack of trash on the roads in the surrounding area is evidence of the impact this has locally. The students and teachers at the school became very dear to us. The work that the teachers put in and their dedication to the school and the students is apparent. We felt welcomed, useful and wanted. When we needed help it was usually there before we had to ask. The students are at different levels of English proficiency and it can be difficult at times to make lesson plans to suit the whole class - plan on coming prepared for this and have the ability and patience to make an impact. These are great, smart and loving kids and they deserve everything they can get. It was hard to leave. The area is extremely safe and beautiful. There are a couple of small stores and restaurants nearby but you will need transportation to see other parts of the island. We took the bus a few times to check out some of the sights - it can feel pretty slow but it gets you where you want to go and back safely. Ometepe Bilingual School and Hacienda Merida are first class operations in a beautiful part of the world.
Program: Volunteer English Teacher