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Price only $1450 despite rises in transportation, food and other cost increases.

*Students and family members may be eligible for a trip fee discount, see the trip brochure for more information.

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Please note: Trip dates may be subject to some change or additions.

Dec. 1-10, 2017- "Java & Justice" Using backdrop of La Purisima festival, the team will visit and learn from workers and owners of coffee fincas in northern Nicaragua. Target team: Coffee aficionados and those interested in sustainable/socially-responsible production. It can also include generalists interested in biology, public health and even indigenous and Latin American faith culture.

Jan. 6-16, 2018 - Theme: "Growing a Better Future" focusing on building fuel-efficient stoves, greenhouses, rain barrel irrigation systems and other projects (with Nicaraguan worker partnership), and other public health education promotion in Jalapa. Also includes ISLA annual public school scholarship ceremony. Target team: Farmers & gardeners, teachers, handymen and women, public health care educators and those interested in sustainable, international food issues. All ages welcome.

May 2018 -Theme: "Nursing education through personal and inter-cultural connections", including students from Northern Idaho College and Lewis & Clark State College (Idaho.)

July 2018 - Theme: "Healthy Family Values in a Multicultural World" - A family themed
trip for all ages - combined with UMD med students - all exploring Jalapa's
opportunities for personal educational interchanges and hands-on experiences e.g.
housecalls & clinic observations, intercambios, sporting events. Target team: Young
families, med students and spouses/friends.


If you are interested in volunteering on one of our trips, you may download our brochure and application form in PDF format. A place on a team can only be secured with a completed and submitted volunteer Trip Application form (below).

Trip Application
For more background see Volunteer Handbook

or contact Jon at 612-819-8877, jon@isla.cc,

1311 Cannon Valley Dr., Northfield, MN 55057

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