A ‘walk in my shoes’ experience

High-school students who are sophomores or above are invited to apply for the 29th student delegation to Ometepe, Bainbridge’s sister island community in Nicaragua. Students will leave from Seattle on June 25 and return on July 9, 2023. Find the application form and other details here. Apply by Dec. 18.

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.

Costs? Approximately $2,500, including airfare and all other expenses. Scholarships are available.

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.