Welcome to Panorama Service Expeditions

We are a nonprofit organization focused on grassroots sustainable social and economic development projects in Nicaragua. Founded by a Nicaraguan native and run by Alternative Breakers, PSE is committed to working in solidarity with community members to promote social justice. PSE projects are designed to produce impactful, measurable, and sustainable progress. Panorama Service Expeditions spearheads the Nicaragua Compact–an initiative to engage US Universities and colleges on the long term development of Nicaragua, through social justice based direct service projects.


Our PSE Projects

PSE currently works in six communities in Nicaragua, in three different regions of the country, on a range of pressing social issues. Working with the community and its members, we continuously evaluate their current, pressing and long-term needs and together we decide upon and create sustainable development projects. Each PSE project builds upon previous projects to provide the community with the most impactful and sustainable results.

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Years Impacting Nicaragua


Pierce College students visit Nicaragua as part of new alternative break program.

Instead of the typical college break backdrop of sunny beaches and raucous hotel rooms, a group of Pierce College students opted for a completely different experience to kick off their summer break.


Spring Break trip brings hope to Nicaragua

Former Leadership and Education Consultant Steven Thomas (Delta Kappa/Ball State 2005) currently serves as the Assistant Director of Orientation and Special Programs at The University of Alabama.


Making a Difference in Nicaragua

Eight MDC students recently traveled to Nicaragua to make a positive impact on the lives of orphans in an impoverished rural village. What they couldn’t predict was how forceful the trip’s impact would be on their own lives.


Auburn University Alternative Student Breaks

On December 14, 2013, a group of 7 Auburn students accompanied by our super cool, camera-savvy advisor started our journey to Nicaragua for a week that we would never forget. Once we took off from Atlanta, we had a plane ride of about 3 hours.


Panorama Travel Offers a New Group Air Travel Website.

A new and innovative group air travel website is now available for your air travel needs. Contact us today (info@pantrav.com or call 305-220-9608) to get free access.


Juntos con Nicaragua

“Changing the world, one break at a time,” is the mission of alternative Breaks, FIU’s largest, year-round, service-learning program offered by Student Affairs’ Center for Leadership and Service.


Students create sustainable environment in Ometepe.

In March 2013 members of the FIU Honors College traveled to Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island – one of the world’s natural wonders and a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve – as part of alternative Breaks.


Students commit to helping the village of Santa Julia

Two groups from MMC traveled to the rural community of Santa Julia in Nicaragua this past March as part of alternative Breaks.


Students build a foundation and strong bonds in Nicaragua

In March 2013, nine BBC students worked tirelessly for the residents of Los Fierros, Nicaragua – a remote town an hour from Managua.


FIU sends first medical brigade to Nicaragua

In March 2013, nine members of the pre-medical honors group Students Taking Initiative Through Collaboration in Honors (STITCH) became FIU’s first medical brigade to work in Nicaragua.


FIU students to volunteer around the world.

Close to 160 FIU students will spend their time helping others through their participation in FIU’s Alternative Spring Break program.


Students to travel across country and abroad.

More than 200 students are getting ready to spend their Spring Break serving others, some as close as Marathon, FL, and others as far as Ometepe, Nicaragua.


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