Hi Dear Estudiantes.
Here is a picture of the three of us today during our day hike to these beautiful Inca ruins near the Sacred Valley in Peru. We are in this awesome area in the Peruvian Andes – Colibri Lodge, finalizing our trip planning for our NicaGuate Fall 2017 semester. We are very exited about starting the program with you all next week! We are thinking of you during your last minute preparations and we want to let you know that we are building the program with each and every one of you in mind.
We are flying to Managua Sep. 12th and we will be there waiting for you at the airport on the 15th. This is a very important heads up to take into account for your transition from Miami to Managua and your VISA process for Nicaragua. Please pay extra attention to the info below:
Recently American Airlines updated their baggage policies for Central America, and they are now charging to check bags even on international flights to the region. Students will need to have $25 on hand to check their bags for the flight from Miami to Managua.
As soon as you board the plane in Miami you will be responsible for filling out all forms to get your VISA for Nicaragua. The process is pretty easy. You will be given a Custom Form on the plane. Make sure you thoroughly fill it out. There is a section about where you will stay in Managua. Please provide the following hostel info where we will be staying that night: Hostel LOST INN MANAGUA in Los Robles. Once you arrive in Managua you will go through customs and will be asked for your custom form and USD $10 and voila you have your Tourist VISA! Go ahead to baggage claim and wait until the whole group is together and then all together proceed to the Exit point. Bienvenido a Nicaragua!!! We the instructors will be waiting for you right there in the Cafeterias.
We are so excited to meet you all and embark on this journey with you!