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Travel Opportunities

Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc. is offering opportunities for integrated rural tourism focusing on the unique story of a rural community, where the ordinary for the citizen becomes the extraordinary for the visitor. Building on a longstanding history, W/NP offers travel tours that visit major tourist attractions while sharing the unique tales of rural communities and the ongoing projects of the partnership.

Depending on the theme of your travel, you will meet village leaders, visit homes and workshops specific to the topics you are interested in, talk with farmers, nature guides, and women taking classes at the Learning Centers, visit orphanages, and meet rural and urban artists. Travel with W/NP will take place off of the beaten path in beautiful, rural and urban areas. We offer a well-developed variety of experiences, an English-speaking tour guide, an air-conditioned bus, and visits to tourism "hot spots."

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Most of the Travel Groups take place in January (Eyeglass trip), February (Learning Center Trek) and March (Spring Break).   However, there are always ongoing opportunities to volunteer at our Learning Centers, so please contact us at wnp@uwsp.edu and we’ll assist you with making arrangements.    Click here for more info on helping out with the English Classes.  For a list of events, check out the list below.   

2018 Travel Groups & Info

  • January 12 - 22 Marin Eyeglass Projects
  • January 25 - February 7  Appleton Partner City
  • February 15 - 25 Lions Eyeglass Mission
  • February 22 - March 3 Learning Center Trek

Trips estimated between $800 - $1600 + airfare (Depending on single/double occupancy, type of trip and length of stay)

Estimated cost includes: Coordination of airline tickets, hotel accommodations with private facilities, museum/park entrance fees, entertainment, AIG Group Insurance, daily cultural excursions, meals (# varies with each type of trip) and in-country ground transportation.

To register or for more information, click here.

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