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Educators' Trip

Tuesday, June 20,

to Sunday, July 2, 2017

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Develop global and cross-cultural awareness, and strengthen skills to better serve diverse students and their families.

Bring the world into your classroom!


  • Visit different schools—primary, secondary, private, public.
  • Learn about the history, culture, and socio-economic realities of life in León.
  • Express yourself through a class at a cultural art school.
  • Teach English.
  • Take Spanish language classes. 
  • Enjoy excursions to nearby beaches on the Pacific Ocean, and hike a volcano.
  • Live with a host family, learn about daily life, and practice Spanish.

PML staff will customize your itinerary based on your interests, arrange for transportation in León, and act as your bilingual leader for all daily activities. We will identify host families for you, so you can form relationships with people that a typical tourist would not be able to develop.

Depending on airfare and group size, the cost is about $2,000 per person.

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Environment/Sustainability Trip

Dates TBD

León lies at the heart of a region where signs of climate change are common and issues related to sustainability are easy to explore. 

The itinerary for this trip is under development, but here are a few of the possibilities.




  • Explore León’s unique geography and distinctive
    dry tropical forest.
  • Boat to the nature reserve on spectacular Juan Venado Island, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Roam the paths of the university’s tranqui Botanical
  • Find out about the history of agriculture in León.
  • Visit SONATI, an environmental education and
    conservation program.
  • Analyze the achievements and challenges facing the government’s renewable resources agenda.


  • View murals portraying the revolutionary history of Nicaragua.
  • Connect with locals at San Carlos, a rural community PML works with.
  • Visit the San Carlos Health Clinic.
  • Hike around lovely Los Alpes Ecolodge.
  • Create a traditional sawdust carpet celebrating nature at Xuchialt Art School.
  • Tour Twin Engine Coffee site in León (co-owned by a Minnesotan)

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Birding Trip

Dates TBD

Click here to see the itinerary for the 2017 trip—a hint of what might be in store for the next group.
Contact Emily at if you want to receive updates.
First week in León
See birds and learn about the impact of climate change in these and many other locations:
  • nature reserves on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and in a mountain rainforest
  • a river at the base of a volcano
  • an ancient archaelogical site



Second week in southern Nicaragua
  • Spend two nights in the colonial city of Granada next to the largest lake in Central America.
  • Take boat tours on rivers and around islands to view different landscapes and birds.
  • Learn about the environment and sustainability.




Francisco Muñoz, Nicaraguan bird expert and author of the only Spanish/English bird book covering a country in the Western Hemisphere, will be one of your guides on this trip.