Students accepted to the program are required to participate in the orientation sessions prior to leaving for the program. The sessions are designed to prepare the student for cross-cultural experiences, and will include passport, visa, and travel information, readings, films, lecutres, and discussions with former participants. Students will receive 1 semester hour credit for successful completion of the orientation.
Students will earn 18 semester credits for the program. Courses offered include:
- Intensive Spanish language
- Political and Cultural History of Nicaragua
- Nicaraguan Literature, Folklore and Dance
- Field Study with a local organization
- Cooking class
There will be several educational excursions to nearby locations as well as a weeklong group travel experience.
The cost of the program is equivalent to one semester of on-campus tuition, room, board and fees. Program charges cover academic and educational costs, room, board, cultural events, and required group excursions.
A $350 deposit is required after acceptance into the program to reserve your spot. This deposit is part of the total fee. Students on financial aid are eligible to apply their aid to one off-campus program.
Program charges do not include roundtrip transportation, passport and visa fees, health costs, personal expenses, and costs incurred during independent travel periods.
Students are responsible for arranging their own flights.
Students in good standing with the college may apply. Majors from all disciplines are welcome. Selection for the program will be conducted by a student and faculty committee.