A ‘walk in my shoes’ experience

The Sister Islands Association has been taking students to Nicaragua since 1990 to build deeper relationships between Bainbridge students and the people of Ometepe through hands-on cultural experiences. Students prepare for the trip by participating in cultural-awareness activities, learning about our organization and exchanging letters with their soon-to-be host families. While on Ometepe, each delegate lives with a host family and is immersed in a Spanish-speaking environment. The delegation gives back to the town through a community project. Students experience life in a rural community and learn about global health and environmental issues facing our sister island. For many Bainbridge students, it is a life-changing experience.

2024 Student Delegation

The 30th student delegation to Ometepe will leave from Seattle on June 26 and return on July 10, 2024. Please read the 2024 Student Delegation Information for more details.

The 2024 Student Delegation application period is now closed. 

Bainbridge High School student Kendall Sanson with a student at the school in Tichana.

The three-legged race in Ometepe’s first Special Olympics for children with special needs, organized by students from Bainbridge and Ometepe.