Por que lo estas leyendo // why are you reading this?

For those of you who don’t know.. On August 28, 2014 I embarked on my journey to Nicaragua. After studying abroad during college in Spain and Chile.. I just wanted more! So, I spent the first part of 2014 saving up to follow my dream, and here I am! But why?? I am here in Nica to teach English, speak Spanish, and learn about the culture and more about myself- all while exploring, seeing new places and meeting new people! Oh yeah, and maybe finding a definite career path. Read on to follow my adventures ~ I love you all!

Here’s an update: I spent the first six months of my adventure in Leon – finishing my TEFL certificate, working and volunteering as an English teacher, deciding that teaching English is not my lifelong career, and working for a Norwegian study abroad program (getting closer). I am currently living in Matagalpa and working for Global Glimpse, an organization that inspires me and is much more aligned with what I feel I want to do with my life. I am continuing to perfect my Spanish, adventure to new places here and there, and loving life in Nicaragua.


3 thoughts on “Por que lo estas leyendo // why are you reading this?

    • Hi Danny,

      It all depends on the job, but typically what I’ve experienced is that 100 cordobas an hour is standard, at least for Leon. That is about 4 USD an hour. In order to get 30 teaching hours a week, you may need to have several different teaching jobs. But yes, I believe that working in Managua would probably pay better. Hope this helps!



  1. Dear Chelsea

    On behalf of the editorial team at Women Travel Latin America, I’m contacting you about our 2017 WTLA Writing Competition.

    We are now accepting submissions for the Alone Together anthology, which will be a book of travel writing by women and for women and we’d love you to enter.

    We are passionate about empowering women to travel to Latin America. We want to see more women shake off any fears they may have, pack their bags, and explore new areas or revisit the ones that changed their lives in the past.

    We are looking for engaging, thought-provoking entries that explore the theme of women traveling in Latin America, whether alone or together.

    Share your stories with us; your unexpected triumphs, your moments of laughter or tears, the risks you took, the people you met, and the invisible barriers you broke along the way. Please join us in our goal of showing others that we can, indeed, travel alone – together.

    – Emma
    Editor at Women Travel Latin America

    Find out how to enter the 2017 Women Travel Latin America writing competition on our website. It’s free to enter and the top prize winner will receive US$100. The 30 top entries will be included in the Alone Together anthology, published by the Bogotá International Press.


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