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The Nicaragua Summer Exchange is Central America's oldest youth exchange. Hosting students in historic Granada, since 1998.

Top U.S. and Canada high schools have participated!
ask us for our list of high schools.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Education, we provide a truly unique local experience for visiting students to connect with their Nicaraguan peers, in language, sports, arts, music, dance and environment.

The Nicaragua Summer Exchange was created 1998, with the purpose of connecting high school Spanish students to the growing Latino youth culture.

With the help of high school Spanish teachers in Madison, WI and the school district of Granada, Nicaragua the program grew into an annual summer exchange hosting students from the U.S. Canada, and the U.K. The success of bringing youth together has been credited with a high retention in Spanish fluency. Youth tend to learn language rapidly when it revolves around the social interaction of peers. Program Director Ilba Prego is a native of Granada Nicaragua, and a former Latina community educator for Centro Hispano Madison.

Over the past 16 years the Nicaragua Summer Exchange has partnered with some of the top high schools in the U.S. In 2014 we began our partnership with the University of Leon and internships with the University of Wisconsin. We presently offer the most affordable semester abroad immersion program. We offer internships in community development, environment, health, education, art. (see our partner page for more info).

We strongly believe in bringing youth together without the distraction of political, religious or charitable agendas.
Young people want to learn from each other, they want to explore new ideas and attitudes outside their traditional borders. They want to share, connect and collaborate on a common level. Mostly they want to be part of a new generation that is changing the Americas.

Experience is education - go beyond what you are comfortable with, challenge the way you think, try something new and do something unexpected. Learn that life is what you make it. view Program Highlights

Personal Growth

Family tradition

Language Empowerment

Arizona
Tucson: Catalina Foothills H.S., Flowing Wells H.S.
California
Berkeley high
San Diego: Canyon Crest H.S.
Sunnyvale: Fremont High
Encino: Oakwood Secondary
Fort Jones: Etna H.S.
Henry Gunn
La Jolla: Francis Parker
Loyola (Beverly Hills)
Everest High (Menlo Park)
Los Angeles: View Park Prep Charter
Alexander Hamilton High
Larkspur: Redwood H.S.
San Anselmo: Sir Francis Drake High
Sequoia H.S.
St. Helena: St. Helena H.S.
Sunnyvale: Wilcox High
Oakland: Bishop O'Dowd, Bentley School
Consumnes Oaks
El Granada: Half Moon Bay H.S.
Santa Rosa: Maria Carrillo H.S. Montgomery
Albany: Albany H.S
Orinda: Miramonte H.S.
Orinda Academy
Mission Hills: Laguna Hills High
Santa Barbara, Midland
Redland: Redland H.S.
Novato: Novato H.S.
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, H.S.
Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz H.S
Palo Alto: Castilleja School
San Francisco: Lowell H.S., Lincoln High School
SF University high school
Colorado
Legacy High
Connecticut
Fairfield: Fairfield Warde H.S
Weston: Weston H.S.
Green Farm: Green Farm Academy
Farmington: Miss Porters School
Branford: Branford H.S.
Georgia
Atlanta:
Druid Hills High School
Athens: Clarke Central High
Decatur: Decatur H.S.
Marietta: Pace Academy, Wheeler High
Buckhead: Morgan County H.S.
Hawaii:
Mid-Pacific, Honolulu
Illinois:
Chicago Area: Highland Park H.S., Whitney Young, Latin School of Chicago, Oak Park River Forest High School, Evanston Township H.S.
University of Chicago Laboratory School, New Trier High, Walter Payton College Prep, Saint Ignatuis College Prep, St. Scholastic Academy
Deerfield: Deerfield H.S.
Edwardsville: Edwardsville H.S.
Rockford: Keith Country Day School
Florida
Tallahassee: Rickards High
Bradenton: Braden River H.S
Miami: Miami Country Day School
Maine:
Edmunds: Washington Academy
Maryland: Baltimore: Baltimore School for the Arts
Sparks: St. Pauls School for Girls
Potomac: Richard Montgomery High School
Stevenson: St. Timothy School
Massachusetts
Boston: Boston High School, The Winsor School, Boston Latin
Belchertown: Pioneer Valley Performing Arts H.S.
Arlington: Arlington High school, Belmont H.S.,
Beaver Country Day School
Groton: Lawrence Academy
Lexington: Lexington H.S.
Milton: Milton H.S.
Newton: Newton South High, Newton North High
Sharon: Sharon High School
Shelburne: Mohawk Trail Regional H.S.
Wellesley: Dana Hall School
Worcester: Doherty Memorial H.S.
Winchester: Cambridge School of Weston
Webster: Bartlett High
Westboro: Westboro H.S.
Weston: Cambridge School of Weston
Michigan
Ann Arbor: Huron High
Traverse City: Traverse City Central H.S
Walled Lake: Walled Lake Western
Minnesota
Brooklyn Park: Totina-Grace H.S.
Coon Rapids: Coon Rapids High
St.Paul: Central High
Edina: Edina High School
Woodbury: Saint Thomas Academy
Missouri
St. Louis: Mehlville H.S., Ladue Horton Watkins H.S.
Columbia: Rockbridge High
New Hampshire
Northwood: Coe Brown Academy
Durham: Oyster River H.S
Haverhill: Oliverian School
New Jersey
Wardlaw Hartridge
Wayne Hills
Summit: Summit H.S.
Demarest: Demarest H.S.
Highland Park
Millburn: Millburn H.S
Blairstown: Blairs Academy
Lawrenceville: Lawrenceville Academy
Princeton: Princeton High
New Mexico
Santa Fe: Santa Fe High
New York
New York City: Bard High School, NYC Lab School, St. Johnsbury Academy, Beacon School
BHSEC Manhattan
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Friends, Berkeley Carroll
Ardsley: Ardsley H.S.
Bedford Hills: Fox Lang H.S.
Scarsdale: Edgemont H.S.
Pittsford: Pittsford Sutherland High
Buffalo: The Park School of Buffalo
Nyack: Nyack High School
Fayetteville: Fayettevill-Manlius H.S.
Katonah: Miss Porters School
Stuyvesant High School
Spencerport: Spencerport H.S.
Boiceville: Onteora High
North Carolina
Chapel Hill: East Chapel Hill H.S.
Durham: Durham Academy
Raleigh: Enloe High School
North Dakota:
Minot: Minot H.S.
Ohio
Cincinnati: Princeton High, Walnut
Hills H.S.
Oklahoma
Tulsa: Edison Prep
Oregon
Eugene: South Eugene H.S.
Beaverton
Pennsylvania
Easton: Easton Area High school
Philadelphia: St. Joseph's Academy
Middletown: George School
York: York Surburban High
Pittsburgh: Upper Saint Clair H.S.
Merion Station: Friend’s Central H.S.
Yardley: Lawrenceville High
Paoli: Delaware Valley Friends
Media: Penncrest H.S.
Rhode Island
Providence: Wheeler School, Classical H.S.
Portsmouth: Portsmouth Abbey School
Tennessee
Johnson City: Science Hill High School
Memphis: Lausanne Collegiate School, St. Mary’s Episcopal
Chattanooga: Baylor School
Brentwood: Brentwood H.S.
Texas
Houston: Memorial High School, St. Thomas High
Austin: S.F. Austin High
Woodlands: The John Cooper School
Vermont
Burlington: Burlington High School
Hinesburg: Champlain Valley H.S.
Virginia
Arlington: Yorktown H.S.,
Washington- Lee H.S.
harlottesville: Tandem Friends, Charlottesville H.S.
Great Falls: Langley High
Springfield: West Springfield High
Mclean: Oakcrest School
Bristow: Stonewall Jackson H.S.
Williamsburg: Jamestown H.S.
Alexandria: Thomas Jefferson Science & Technology
Reston: South Lakes H.S.
Washington, D.C.
Georgetown Visitation H.S.
Edmund Burke H.S.
Mclean School of Maryland
Washington
Seattle: Seattle Academy, Nathan Hale H.S. Garfield H.S.
Bainbridge Island: Bainbridge H.S.
Bellevue: Bellevue High
Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon High school
Redmond: Overlake School
Kingston: Kingston H.S.
Shoreline: Shorewood H.S.
West Virginia
Parkersburg: Parkersburg H.S.
Wisconsin
Madison Area schools: Madison West, Madison East, Madison Memorial, Middleton, Edgewood,
Monona Grove, Madison Lafollette, Shabazz H.S.
Galesville: Gale-Ettrick-Tremp H. S.
Milwaukee: Shorewood H.S.
Columbus: Columbus H.S.
Washington Island: Washington Island High
Johnson Creek: Johnson Creek High
Verona: Verona High school
Mequon: Homestead High
River Falls: River Falls H.S.
West Salem: West Salem H.S.
Cedarburg: Cedarburg H.S.
Canada
St. John’s: Holy Heart H.S.
Edmonton: Ross Sheppard
Victoria: Reynolds Secondary
Toronto: Green High School
Toronto: Earl Haig Secondary
Port Moody, BC: Heritage Woods
United Kingdom
Marymount International School London
La Sainte Union

Organically grow the holistic world view of disruptive innovation via workplace diversity and empowerment.

Organically grow the holistic world view of disruptive innovation via workplace diversity and empowerment.

Organically grow the holistic world view of disruptive innovation via workplace diversity and empowerment.

Organically grow the holistic world view of disruptive innovation via workplace diversity and empowerment.

Organically grow the holistic world view of disruptive innovation via workplace diversity and empowerment.

Organically grow the holistic world view of disruptive innovation via workplace diversity and empowerment.