In September of 2012 a diverse group of extension workers from the U.S. visited communities in Nicaragua during a nine day exploratory trip. Enfolded in a larger cross-cultural learning initiative originating at Cornell Cooperative Extension, this initial “learning exchange” to Nicaragua was intended to build a foundation for future growth and collaboration. Trip participants were drawn from the fields of community development, agriculture and youth development. This diversity in participants created a fertile cross-discipline team that engaged with participants in Nicaragua across disciplinary boundaries. Learning together, sharing meals and miseries, the connections built during this trip have the potential to endure and (hopefully) lead to future collaboration.