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Nicaragua: Culture + Community
Managua, Nicaragua (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost Summer
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
Credits Earned: 3 Faculty Leader: Elijah Pollard
Program Description:


Nicaragua: Culture + Community
nicaragua pollardCulture + Community in Nicaragua is a 3 credit, 2 week, Summer program.
All undergrad & grad majors will be considered.

We will fly into Managua, visiting cultural & historical sights, then travel to Ocotal to meet with our partner group. We will spend time visiting & working with an indigenous community in Zacataloza where we will stay with our host families. We’ll then relax, swim, & boat in the beautiful Spanish colonial town of Grenada before having some free time & reflection at the beach on the Pacific before departing.
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: Culture and Community in Nicaragua - 3 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


Program Cost: $3,750
 * WVU Course Credits
 * Airfare
 * Lodging
 * Programmatic Activities
 * Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Billing for the Summer 2017 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.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

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