The Top 8 Reasons to be a Program Director with MPI Nicaragua

As told by current Nicaragua Program Directors 

8)  In Nicaragua, puppies are allowed on the beach.

Living in the Manna house means coming to love our two amazing guard dogs, Roscoe and Tola!

Living in the Manna house means coming to love our two amazing guard dogs, Roscoe and Tola!

7)  You'll learn important life-skills... 

Driving a manual microbus without crashing, for example.

Driving a manual microbus without crashing, for example.

6)  Build your resume! 

Whether you are interested in medicine, international development, or are still trying to figure it out, Manna Project is a great place to learn and exercise new skills in a significant leadership role.

Whether you are interested in medicine, international development, or are still trying to figure it out, Manna Project is a great place to learn and exercise new skills in a significant leadership role.

5.   SMILES AND HUGS!!!! 

The joy that comes from doing this work is contagious and all of your days will be filled smiles and hugs. 

The joy that comes from doing this work is contagious and all of your days will be filled smiles and hugs. 

4)  Learn Spanish! 

When you first arrive to Nicaragua, you may not know your izquierda (left) from your derecha (right), but with constant immersion and by teaching classes in Spanish, you will see your skills make leaps and bounds! Learning a new language is incredibly fulfilling both professionally and personally.

When you first arrive to Nicaragua, you may not know your izquierda (left) from your derecha (right), but with constant immersion and by teaching classes in Spanish, you will see your skills make leaps and bounds! Learning a new language is incredibly fulfilling both professionally and personally.

3)  You get to travel this beautiful country of lakes, volcanoes, and beaches! 

There is so much to explore and adventure to be had! 

There is so much to explore and adventure to be had! 

2)  Perfect your work/life balance.

Every day you get to experience the daily shenanigans that ensue when your 12 co-workers are also your roommates and best friends. 

Every day you get to experience the daily shenanigans that ensue when your 12 co-workers are also your roommates and best friends. 

1)  Make a difference! 

The best part about working with Manna Project is the clear and powerful changes we see from our work. Seeing a student begin to grasp English, a child in our nutritional program gain weight, or the smile on a Camp JAMer's face as they show off some art (*Camp JAM = creative arts class).

The best part about working with Manna Project is the clear and powerful changes we see from our work. Seeing a student begin to grasp English, a child in our nutritional program gain weight, or the smile on a Camp JAMer's face as they show off some art (*Camp JAM = creative arts class).

 Working with Manna Project will make you feel like you’re really helping make a positive change in the community in a way that no other job can.