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One thing I wish I knew about Nicaragua before I got there

  “I never thought I would say it, but I fell in love with the beauty and charm of the little city of León, Nicaragua and I have no doubt you will too.”   Written by Stephanie Wilson. Where did it all start? In reality, it started a few years ago, when I started to […]

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 […]

Teaching English to Children in Leon, Nicaragua

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 […]

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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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Is Living Abroad Really Worth It?

Read Kaitlin’s Q&A article about her experience getting TEFL/TESOL certified in Leon, Nicaragua! Kaitlin is currently teaching English in Indonesia. By: Kaitlin Emmons Don’t fight it. No goodbyes, only see you laters. Rip the Band-Aid off and coast. I can’t tell you how to adjust to life abroad; all I can do is share my story with […]

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Teaching English Abroad Webinar: International TEFL Academy Nicaragua

Get paid teaching English, and see the world! Learn about TEFL/TESOL certification, accreditation, and the English teaching markets in Nicaragua, and abroad in the comprehensive, 47 minute video. You will be able to understand the benefits of TEFL/TESOL certifications, and the basics of finding a job as a professionally trained English teacher in Nicaragua, or […]

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 […]

I Don’t Speak Spanish-Can I Still Teach English In Nicaragua?

TEFL Graduate, And English Teacher In Leon, Nicaragua – Shelby Seavers. “I know English… I can teach English!” That was my first thought when exploring the idea of teaching English abroad. Then it hit me,  English is the only language I know! How can I live and teach in a country where I don’t speak the […]

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 […]

5 Steps To Avoiding Culture Shock

  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.  […]

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