Gap Year in Nicaragua

If you’re considering taking a gap year you should definitely be considering Nicaragua as the next country that you want to travel to. You could be taking your gap year here and learning a whole lot more about the people, the culture and the community of a place that you’ve likely never traveled to and maybe even never thought about traveling to. The best thing you can do is keep expanding your horizons and looking for amazing opportunities. They’re all around you.

In Nicaragua you’re going to find women and children who are in desperate need of your help. While the entire country is suffering from poverty and underemployment, these are the individuals that are suffering the most and they are absolutely in need of your support. When you travel to this country you’ll be able to get involved in programs that are designed to help them get the education and skills that they need so they can start to support themselves and to become indispensable members of their communities. You can help to empower them and to provide them with more opportunities than they could get on their own.

Where many countries are getting better and better about equality and rights for women and children, there are still some parts of Nicaragua that aren’t seeing these changes and improvements for the better. Rather, these parts of the country are still struggling along and even the men are often without work or financial support. But when you travel for your gap year in Nicaragua you’re going to be able to start working toward changing all of this and you’re definitely going to be able to make a bigger impact than you might have thought. You just need to go.

Your next task is going to be deciding just how long you want to stay. With the programs in Nicaragua you could travel for as little as one week or as long as twelve weeks. This will give you an opportunity to really immerse yourself in the community and the culture for as long as you want. You just have to decide how long you have. If you’re taking a trip while working another job you’ll likely need to stick to the shorter end of this spectrum. If you’re traveling during a gap year before university you may be able to take the entire three months to travel.

No matter how long you decide to go for you’re going to make a difference in this country. Not only that but you’re going to be able to really get to know the beauty of the country and the people who live there. You’re going to have the ability to see the sites and to explore the countryside. No matter what you like to do in your free time you’re going to have plenty of time to do it because your duties are only for 8 hours per day. From then on, you’re going to have plenty of time for anything that you want.

17 years and over. With parents if under

17 years and over.
W/ parents if under

24/7 local staff in country

24/7 local staff
in country

Tax deductible and fundraising options

Tax deductible and
fundraising options

Accommodations safe & friendliness

Accommodations safe & friendliness

Spanish Lessons available if needed

Spanish Lessons
available if needed

Work Schedule 4-8 hours a day

Work Schedule
4-8 hours a day

Airport Transfers included abroad

Airport Transfers
included abroad

Programs start at any day

Programs start
at any day

Language Requirements

No Language

Available for Special Groups

Available for Special Groups

ABV Volunteer project focus on supporting woman and children of Managua.


  • Project Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Managua (Code: MGA)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion Lessons
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid

Prices for Nicaragua

Program Fees

Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501c(3) charitable organization, You can fundraise (optional) for the expenses of the trip after you get confirmed in our programs. Prices are per person and in US dollars (US$).

Length of programProgram Fee $USD
1 week $895
2 weeks $995
3 weeks $1195
4 weeks $1195
5 weeks $1395
6 weeks $1395
7 weeks $1640
8 weeks $1640
9 weeks $1790
10 weeks $1940
11 weeks $2090
12 weeks $2240


  • Accommodation: Host Family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview On-Site
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7t
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Extra costs: Flights to Nicaragua. Entry Visa.Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Start Dates

Most of our programs run year round, you can start any volunteer/internship program on any day. When you apply you will lets know your start and end dates. Our programs run year round and have volunteers arriving almost every day from many different countries.

Since our programs sometimes depend on the local holiday calendar, there are brief occasions when normal programs work is suspended. For example, schools/daycares often close for long winter/summer vacations. During these times, we arrange for alternative work programs that are similar in substance to our ongoing programs, but address the short-term, direct needs of the local communities.

If you would like to arrange your start and end dates around the local holidays, please call us at 1.866.423.3258 or email us at [email protected].

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 4.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

How may we help you?!

How may we help you?!

Our staff has extensive travel and volunteer abroad experience. We have the answers to all your questions about volunteering with ABV. We can customize any of our programs to your needs and dates.

Call/chat with our team members:

(1) 215 780 1845 [email protected]

Language Immersion:

* Price in US dollars
Toll Free: US/CA (1) 866-423-3258