After her first trip to Nicaragua, Lillian Gorman, director of Spanish as a Heritage Language summer program at Highlands University, said she was hooked on the cultural connections between northern New Mexico and the Latin American country.
Gorman, a Highlands professor who is working on her doctorate at the University of New Mexico, has taken five groups of students to Nicaragua, where they are immersed in the language and where host families speak no English. This year, Gorman took 12 students, the largest contingent so far.
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