Megan Klipfel

A Community of Service Interim 2010
Children’s Shelter, León, Nicaragua

 

“Where we love is home, Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven


Nicaragua is one of those places for me where my feet may leave, but my heart does not. From the moment I step off the plane into the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua, I feel at home. Varying from foods, sounds, sights and smells Nicaragua is a place that has a special part of my memories and hopeful longings for my future.
Wofford has fostered the opportunities and desires for the experiences I have had abroad by opening up the classroom to a place where I am challenged and given responsibility. The classroom has presented various tasks or responsibilities, allowing me to choose whether or not I will seize the opportunity to become a servant. A solid background in the current and historical affairs of Central America is another way Wofford has prepared me to “ be ever sensitive to the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship and render effective leadership and generous service to the communities in which I live” because with knowledge I can transform the emotions and sights acquired from traveling and put them into a perspective in which meaningful conclusions can be made.