Fuller Center trips to Nicaragua rank No. 2 out of 5,860 volunteer abroad programs

Fuller Center trips to Nicaragua rank No. 2 out of 5,860 volunteer abroad programs

Go Abroad, which helps people who want to volunteer internationally find the best options, has ranked The Fuller Center’s Global Builders program in Nicaragua No. 2 in its list of Top Volunteer Abroad Programs of 2015. That ranking is second out of 5,860 programs.

“I went on the very first trip to Las Peñitas in 2013 and fell in love with the tiny fishing village on the Pacific Coast,” Wendy Miller told Go Abroad. “The people are very friendly, the town is safe, and working shoulder to shoulder with Nicaraguans is a life-changing experience. I’ve now done six builds there and highly recommend it for heat-tolerant, hard-working, eager to help, and humble folks who want to make a difference in the world.”

“The people are very friendly, the town is safe, and working shoulder to shoulder with Nicaraguans is a life-changing experience. I’ve now done six builds there and highly recommend it.” — Wendy Miller

The ranking comes after a record-breaking year for The Fuller Center’s entire Global Builders program, which recorded 49 trips with 610 volunteers in 2015.

“We work really hard to not only grow the size of our program but also to do all that we can to help each trip be a great one,” said Ryan Iafigliola, The Fuller Center’s Director of International Field Operations. “This recognition is for the latter. Our hosts in Nicaragua — and the other places our Global Builders teams work — do such an amazing job, and it’s nice to see them get some recognition for it.

View the complete list of rankings from Go Abroad, including volunteer, certification, internships and study abroad programs and organizations.

Chris Johnson
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Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

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