INTERNATIONAL SERVICE EXPERIENCE
June 11th – 18th 2017 ~ Nicaragua
Juniors and Seniors
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday October5, 2016
**Parent informational meeting – Thursday September 22 6:00pm rm. 106
**Student meeting with returnees: TBA
Return applications to Mrs. Summanen, Room 106
I. International Samaritan – Partner Organization
II. Application Requirements: Deadline: Thursday, October 5, 2016
~International Samaritan Application
III. Cost: $2250-$2450
(Final cost is dependent on the number of participants and will be posted with the
A. Payment Schedule: (Make checks out to Bishop Watterson with Nicaragua
Mission Trip in the memo line)
Deposit: Oct. 13 - $600
payment: Jan. 19 - $1100
3 payment: Apr. 11 ($550-$750)
~photocopy of either signed passport or passport application due with first deposit.
~All deposits and payments are nonrefundable
~ [Late Payments: International Samaritan may charge $200 for each late payment]
1. Airline Reservations
2. Lodging reservations
3. Translator in host country
4. Ground transportation
5. Materials for service projects
6. Most Meals
Clean water for participants
Preparation of daily itinerary
International Samaritan: International Samaritan is an organization founded by Fr.
Don Vettese from St. John’s Jesuit in Toledo, Ohio. Their mission is to serve those in
extreme poverty living and working in Garbage dump communities. By raising
awareness in the United States about the living conditions of the poor in garbage dump
communities in the developing world through outreach and service immersion trips,
International Samaritan provides residents in these garbage dump communities with
basic needs, like sanitation, health care, education, and housing.
Granada, Nicaragua: International Samaritan has over 20 years of experience serving
the people who make their living in garbage dump communities in various countries. In
2011, International Samaritan was called to serve the garbage dump communities
Nicaragua. In Granada we will work with a specific single mother family to help build
them a home. We will interact closely with this family learning their story, visiting the
dump that is their source of income, and seeing their domestic life. These simple
dwellings transform lives by providing a brick home with indoor plumbing, electricity, and
a small garden.
What to expect: During the day, International Samaritan’s volunteers will work hand-inhand with the family and local community members at the construction site under the
supervision of an experienced foreman. In addition to working on the home, students
will have opportunities to play and chat with the family, and visit with local students.
Accommodations: Volunteers stay at a gated Catholic retreat center with carefully
prepared meals and clean water. We travel by private bus to the work sites.
Excursion: visit the Masaya artisan market, and sightseeing at Lake Nicaragua on the
A valuable part of our mission trips are the evening reflections, in which volunteers
gather to think about and discuss their experiences.
Parents who are interested and able to participate on this trip with their child are
invited to submit applications. Availability on a “first come first serve” basis
(Parents need only submit International Samaritan Application)
Cost for Parent Chaperones: $2000 (Deposit - $500, 2nd - $1000, 3rd - $500)
For More information contact Mrs. Summanen:
[email protected] 268-8671 ext. 366