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Nicaragua: Culture + Community
Managua, Nicaragua (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Program Cost Spring
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design Best Fit Majors: Design Studies
Language of Instruction: English Program Options: Faculty-Led, Service Learning, Spring Break
Credits Earned: 2 Faculty Leader: Elijah Pollard
Program Description:


Nicaragua: Culture + Community
nicaragua pollardNicaragua: Culture + Community is a 2 credit Spring break program open to all undergraduate & graduate majors.

In this service based program, we will fly into Managua, visiting cultural & historical sights, then travel to a village in the state of Masaya where we will work with an indigenous community and stay with our host families. We’ll make an excursion to the beautiful Spanish colonial town of Grenada where we will have the opportunity to relax, shop at the markets & boutiques, and boat to an island of monkeys. We will also visit Masaya Volcano. After our village project work is complete and we have a farewell dinner with our host families, we will enjoy free time & reflection at the Pacific beach (Vista Mar).
This program will change the way you see the world, and above all, the way you see yourself!


City: Managua

Country: Nicaragua

Population: 2.223 Million

Information: Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America. Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate, and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination. Nearly one fifth of Nicaragua is designated as protected areas, including national parks, nature reserves, and biological reserves. Nicaragua is bordered by Honduras to the north, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.



DSGN 293: Nicaragua: Culture + Community  - 2 credits

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
 * Gain a basic understanding of varied & rich new cultures
 * Pinpoint areas within the culture that resonates with their field of investigation & study further
 * Engage & participate in a variety of Lectures, Discussions, Workshops, Outings, etc.
 * Engage in a community based project to assist others


Dr. Eli Pollard: 
For more information, please contact Education Abroad: (304) 293-6955 


Program Cost: $3400 per student
 * WVU Course Credits
 * Airfare
 * Lodging
 * Food
 * Transportation
 * Programmatic Activities
 * Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Billing for the Spring 2018 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Study Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Spring Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April students will receive correspondence from the Office of Global Affairs with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Mountaineer Hub at (304) 293-4006.

Student Loans & Grants may be used toward program costs.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 12/28/2017 ** Rolling Admission 03/10/2018 03/18/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.