Robin Swanhuyser

Site and Sector:

Nindirí, Masaya. TEFL

Project assignment:

TEFL Teacher Trainer

Did you have an apodo during service?

Robin Hood. 

Most and/or least useful thing/experience brought into country:

Most useful thing: compact travel yoga mat, kindle fire (with an online library account to get free book downloads from my public library!)

What do you wish you had done here?

I wish I had had time to visit a coffee plantation in the north.

Most creative way you killed time in your site:

Making DIY projects out of recycled materials.


Un poco de todo.

Most Nicaraguan habit you’ll take home with you:

Saying hello to random people as I walk down the street.

What will you miss six months from now?

Eating sliced mangos from a bag.

What will you not miss six months from now?


How have you changed during your service?

Nicaragua has taught me to be more patient and nurturing.

Big plans for your readjustment allowance?

Enroll in a yoga teacher training.

What’s next?


Final words of advice:

Go with the flow.