By Allie Rodriguez Allie is an ITA Nicaragua graduate and took her class in Leon in February 2017. I was looking into getting TEFL Certified for a long time, but the question remained: where? I went back and forth between deciding to either take the online course, or the Chicago course, or […]
Teaching English to Children in Leon, Nicaragua Written by ITA Nicaragua graduate Anna Colletti. The first time I visited Nicaragua was in 2011 and after just one visit, I knew I ultimately wanted to live here. After graduating college in 2015 with a degree in Urban Education, I knew I was ready to move […]
See the natural beauty of Nicaragua, and find out why people keep coming back.
What does breakeven even mean? When figuring out where you want to teach in the world, money is always a big factor. How much money will I make is always at the top of the list of questions people ask me. In this article, we are going to explain exactly what break even means, […]
By Amanda Denney I’ve lived and worked abroad for three years: two in a rural village in sub-Saharan West Africa and one in a vibrant university town called Leon (Burkina Faso and Nicaragua, respectively). I was asked to compile a list of tips for women because I kind of had my stuff together (but if […]
Yes! Approximately 60% of the 250,000 English teachers abroad are women, and while you may depart for your adventure teaching English abroad as a “single” woman, you will soon find that you are not alone as you begin your new life. There are typically 500 to 5,000 English teachers working and living in most major cities in Europe, Asia and South America, […]
James traveled all over South and Central America before settling down, and getting TEFL certified in Leon, Nicaragua. Learn more about his experience in Nicaragua, and what he thought about his TEFL course.
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Foodie Or Not: Nicaragua Has Some Amazing Cuisine! As the warm day turns to a cooler afternoon, local ladies set up various types of food stands, primarily referred to as fritangas. The intoxicating smell is noticeable from blocks away, as are the plumes of smoke, that are all too telling that a fritanga is up ahead. Your mother […]
Before you travel to Nicaragua or abroad, it is a good idea to know what the money situation is like before you get there. What is the local currency? What is the exchange rate? Can I get money in my home currency? We have several tips in this blog post that will help you save […]
5 Steps To Avoiding Culture Shock! The first time I traveled to Central America, I was awestruck! Pristine rain forests, immaculate beaches, tropical weather, the list goes on and on. But there were these moments and feelings of intense isolation and loneliness. I didn’t know Spanish, and it really affected how I interacted with the locals. […]
Editor’s note: This post was updated on October 1st, 2015. When you come into Nicaragua (or most other countries outside your home country) you will be expected to fill out two forms. One is your migration or customs form, and the other is your declaration form. They are slightly different, and we are going to […]
8. Nicaraguan Topography. Nicaragua, “The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” is a developing country with endless possibilities. Nicaragua has something for everyone, from pristine coastlines, volcano hikes, abundant arrays of wild orchids, amazing local food, artisans, and shopping, Nicaragua is a feast waiting to be indulged in. At about the size of Alabama, Nicaragua is […]
In this post of ‘Best practices for safe travel in Nicaragua’, you will learn and benefit from our’s and other ex-pat’s first hand experiences. For more information on safety in Nicaragua, view this blog post. Nicaragua is a safe place, and using these methods will keep you safe as well. TAXI’S: Almost everyone that visits […]
The answer is Yes. **Editor’s note-This article was updated April 11th, 2015.** It is the safest country in Central America actually! And in this post, we will […]