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Nicaragua is rich with culture, natural beauty and a joyous and diverse race of people, but years of war, dictatorship and natural disasters have rendered it a country of extreme poverty with much of the population lacking in basic needs such as clean water, housing and health care. Working in partnership with the local communities of the fishing village of Juiqillilo, as well as the city of Chinandega, participants will develop creative learning tools, products and programs in order to raise awareness, educate and sustain a better quality of life. Participants will be immersed into the rich culture of Nicaragua and exposed to social, and environmental issues and challenges that the population faces.  This travel program will allow participants the opportunity to work with local communities to develop, and integrate creative solutions that will educate, and attempt to address these issues, and make a positive and lasting change.



When: January 3 - January 11, 2015 (Courses would be held during the 2014, Fall semester)

Where: Juiqillilo, Nicaragua

Approximate Cost: $2,099

Application Deadline:  Open Enrollment Ends- August 22, 2014.

Course: ILMS 300 Sustaining Creative Exchange. 2 credits, IL or Studio

Faculty Contact: Lara Hoad

Open To: Majors: All. Levels: Sophomore, Junior, Senior. Only 12 seats available!

Information Session: APRIL 30, 2014. 11:30am - 12:15pm Student Lounge

  • Accommodations
  • Airfare
  • All Meals
  • In-Country Transportation
  • Excursions and Activities
  • Experimental Learning Activities
  • Site Entrance Fees
  • Health Insurance


Not Included
  • Passport/Visa fees
  • Immunizations
  • Tuition
  • Airport Tax
  • Personal Expenses


Additional Resouces