2018 McCombs MAP - BBW Trip

Penas Blancas, Nicaragua

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Richard Fusco
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Jul 21 - 28, 2018
Group size: 7 - 12
2018 McCombs MAP - BBW Trip
Penas Blancas, Nicaragua

Richard Fusco
  • Email address verified
1 review

$400
Deposit: $100
Jul 21 - 28, 2018
Group size: 7 - 12

About this trip

Building Bridges Worldwide and the McCombs School of Business are excited to be organizing our annual McCombs MAP Trip for 2018. This year we are visiting a community called Penas Blancas in Nicaragua. We will be constructing a pre-school and playground for the children of the community. This will dramatically improve their learning conditions and obviously make play time that much more fun!


There will be plenty of cultural, educational and recreational activities in addition to all the construction fun. For this trip, we are partnering with a company called Eleva Coffee that sources their coffee beans from the farmers in Penas Blancas. This is something new we are adding this year, to give students an inside look at how the local farmers participate in international markets.  


Volunteers will be required to fund raise $1,200 which will all go towards the construction expenses. 


These trips are always an adventure, on many levels, and this year promises to be just as amazing.

Before You Go

There will be others but here are a few key items to remember before you go:


Fundraising - set up your personalized portal on CrowdRise and get the word out

Passport - make sure you have a valid passport, not expiring within 6 months of traveling. 

Visas - for non-US passport holders, please ensure proper visas are secured as well

Vaccinations - these will be detailed in the volunteer packet, but are very important

McCombs Program Office - to be received from the MBA program office


We will provide in depth detail about each of these things and many others in the volunteer packet you will receive once you register. 

What’s included

  • Transportation
    All transportation from the time you arrive in Managua until we leave
  • Accomodations
    All lodging from the time we arrive until we leave
  • Food
    Our dinner first night of arrival and all meals in the village.
  • Airfare
    To and from Managua
  • Discretionary Spending
    Gifts, extra meals/food, anything else
  • Alcohol
    Building Bridges and University of Texas, by policy, are not allowed to purchase any alcohol for participants

Available Packages

Early Bird Special
Available until May 03, 2018Sold Out

Register by May 5 and pay the deposit to get the early bird rate. 

$400
Deposit: $100
Regular Rate
Available until Jun 30, 2018Sold Out

Register after May 3, you still get to go on this amazing trip, just not at the early bird rate!

$500
Deposit: $100
$400
Deposit: $100

Early Bird Special
Past Trip

Itinerary

ARRIVE IN MANAGUA
Saturday July 21

Everyone to arrive in Managua and get settled in their hotels rooms. We encourage everyone to travel together on the same flight to arrive at the same, although it is not required. After we gather everyone at the hotel, we will have a quick briefing of with our local partners and the team. Then we are all going to have dinner with some McCombs alumni that live in Managua. 

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Richard Fusco
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