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Why I Chose Nicaragua For my TEFL Certification

    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 […]

3 Tips on How to Save Money Teaching English in Nicaragua!

3 Tips on How to Save Money Teaching English in Nicaragua! The following post was written by 24 year old, college graduate from Chicago, Illinois – Anna.  Anna took her TEFL/TESOL certification course in Leon, Nicaragua in June 2015, and has been teaching English to children, young adults, and adults ever since.  This is her […]

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8 Tips For Women Living In Nicaragua Or Abroad.

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 […]

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I am a certified teacher, do I need a TEFL/TESOL certification?

By Amanda Denney As a former licensed teacher in the United States, with a university degree in English education, a question I’m often asked is, “why did you pay for an EFL/ESL certification?” Since you’re already a licensed teacher with experience, you don’t really need that extra piece of paper, do you?   I came […]

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Shelby Seavers Teaching English In Nicaragua Q&A Video

After taking her TEFL class in June of 2014, Shelby has taught English in Nicaragua for over a year.  Shelby decided to take her course in Leon, Nicaragua mainly because of our Volunteer Project, and stayed for a number of reasons.  The kindness of the Nicaraguan people, the overall safety of Nicaragua, and the feeling […]

What Is The Food And The Food Scene Like In Nicaragua?

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 […]

How I Was Introduced To Volunteering By My TEFL Training.

I get the same question quite often when people learn I am living in Nicaragua, and they always ask how I ended up here? In determining the path I was going to take to gain my TEFL certification, I received an email about the volunteer project International TEFL Academy Nicaragua has with a local organization, Proyecto Barrilete. […]

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A Day In The Life Of A TEFL Student

​ Editor’s note: This article was updated May 23, 2017. Dedicated to all of our students success, ITA Nicaragua goes above and beyond to make sure that each individual student not only becomes a capable and professional EFL/ESL teacher that is confident in the classroom, but also that they have an amazing experience here in […]

How To Stretch Your Money Even Further In Nicaragua!

  Editor’s note: This article was updated on September 5, 2017. 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 […]

8 Reasons To Take Your TEFL Class In Nicaragua.

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 […]

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