Savannah Weeks
Savannah Weeks
Nicaragua 2016
I will be traveling to Managua, Nicaragua to work with Manna Project International. For two months, I will teach English and nutrition education and help improve the health of those living in Managua through diet and exercise. I plan to work with girls and women, who are most at risk. Read More About Savannah →

Getting Ready

In less than two weeks I will be a Belmont graduate and on a flight to Managua, Nicaragua. With my departure date so soon, nerves and excitement have set in. I know that no amount of Spanish study or travel book reading can prepare me for the reality of living abroad. Until I arrive I won’t truly know what I’m in for. What I do know is that I am beyond honored to be working with an organization like Manna Project International and can’t wait to meet the people of Managua.


I am very fortunate to be a part of a family that loves traveling and tries to do it as often as possible. A friend gave me the map above, and after I had marked through all of the countries I had visited I realized just how huge the world is. I have traveled to a lot of places, but I’ve hardly scratched off any amount of the gold foil. There is such a beautiful amount of diversity in the world and a million different ways of life. I am hoping that my time in Nicaragua will open my eyes to a new culture and lifestyle. Part of what I enjoy so much about traveling is being outside of my comfort zone. I know that Nicaragua will challenge me with language, cultural differences, and new experiences. I hope that as I grow and learn, I can use my knowledge to make a difference in Managua and eventually here at home.

2 thoughts on “Getting Ready”

  1. Savannah – here is my email: – we fly in on May 29, but I think the best time to visit with you will be the evening of 4th. We will be staying at Hotel Mercedes across from the airport.

    1. Awesome! I’ll email you around the end of May to get things in order. We’re not allowed to travel around Managua by ourselves, so I’ll have to bring another intern with me. Just in case, my email is

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