The Traveler's Mind

New Year’s in Nicaragua. In December, we welcome 2016 with 10 days committed to writing and study in León, Nicaragua’s second largest city and the center of cultural and university life. Situated in the fertile northwest region of the country, León has been traditionally the most politically progressive of Nicaraguan cities. During the 1978-79 revolution, it was at the heart of Sandinista resistance and today is filled with colorful revolutionary murals commemorating that struggle.

Now in their 17th year, the Traveler's Mind Workshops are designed to capture the traveler's special state of alertness and curiosity and use it to heighten the learning experience. By traveling beyond the familiar surroundings of home, students can develop the habit of close observation and the practice of a disciplined writing life.

Black & White photography by Caleb Cook
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