OUR UNIVERSITY MINISTRY IN NICARAGUA SERVES IN MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL FIELDS.
In the beautiful country of Nicaragua, we partner with medical facilities who nurture and care for special needs children and adults. This country as well as many others have a need for medical intervention and this is where our program helps the most, by providing guidance and training to daily caregivers while working one on one with those in need. We work with our partners in country who direct our teams where they can be the most beneficial. We also partner with non-medical teams who bring aid in many different areas of need.
Come and go with us to Nicaragua, it’s an experience of giving with rewards that can’t be measured
WHAT WILL WE DO?
In our Nicaragua program, a medical university team will work alongside in-country doctors, our U.S. volunteer doctors and other medical professionals. You will work with children and adults and may work in a special needs facility, or a hospital setting or village outreach. Non-medical teams may work with villages in rebuilding communities, help provide clean water, self-sustaining community projects, there are many opportunities to serve in Nicaragua.
HOW SOON DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE A TRIP?
We begin working on our Honduras trips 10 months to a year in advance for medical teams and no less than 6 months for non-medical teams.
DO YOU REQUIRE UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS TO TRAVEL WITH THE STUDENTS?
Yes, we ask that one or more professors from the university travel with their students. The professor will be responsible to communicate instructions and guide their team throughout the trip. University guidelines must be followed as well as LHGM’s guidelines. Our staff will be with your team the entire trip to take care of all of your needs.
DO YOU WORK WITH STUDENTS OR FACULTY?
We ask that your university staff work directly with our ministry in setting up and planning the trip. We will work with the professors or program directors on the specifics of the trip, and they will communicate the information to their students. However, our staff will be available to answer questions and offer help to university staff and students anytime.
ARE WE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY TRAINING?
Yes, we will work with your university team on cultural and trip training to make sure everyone is well prepared before traveling.
DO YOU PROVIDE FUNDRAISING PROGRAMS?
No, fundraising will be managed by your university.
WILL I NEED SHOTS TO TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA?
Please check with your local health department on the recommendation for travel to Nicaragua.
WHO ARRANGES INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL?
LHGM will arrange all travel for your team. We will purchase your international airline tickets as well as all in country travel. All team members will need a U.S. Passport to travel to Nicaragua.
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TRIP COST?
We request a deposit (half of the total cost) be paid 5 months before travel and the balance paid 3 months before travel. Everything you need is included in your trip cost except your Visa fee and your personal spending money. Airfare, meals, transportation, lodging, and sightseeing, are all included and all you will need to bring is spending money for any personal between meal snacks while out or shopping for souvenirs.
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO TAKE MY UNIVERSITY TEAM TO NICARAGUA?
A university staff member can fill out our University Ministry Request Form, and we will get in touch with you to answer questions and help you plan your mission trip.