NU VISIONS Abroad, the overseas service program offered through the Office of Volunteer Programs at Norwich University, left for Matagalpa, Nicaragua May 12 for a three-week service-learning opportunity.
This is the first time NUVA will be traveling with a non-governmental organization (NGO) for volunteer work abroad. NUVA recently cemented a three-year partnership with Planting Hope, a Montpelier, Vt. non-profit that looks to support Nicaraguan communities by creating scholarships and economically sustainable cooperatives, as well as building a library in Matagalpa.
The team will focus on four primary services: community health, education, environmental conservation, and sustainable economic development. Also, all students will do an independent study on history, culture, or current events in Nicaragua.