What is the drug and alcohol policy of SOL?

Many of our program participants are either high school or college students who are traveling without parents. As a result, we feel we have an important responsibility to keep all participants safe. Alcohol consumption by any volunteer under the age of 21 is strictly prohibited. Volunteers over the age of 21 are asked to be mindful of the safety of both the volunteer group and of our Nicaraguan hosts, and to be aware of cultural norms. Abuse of OTC or physician-prescribed medicines and/or use and/or possession of illegal drugs is never permitted during the program