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Examine Nicaraguan history, culture, politics, poverty, environment, development, agriculture, communities, health, women’s issues, or many other topics. Our delegation leaders work one-on-one with the sending organization's representatives to tailor the
Location:
Managua, Nicaragua
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Through partnerships with universities, colleges and other organizations, ProNica offer dynamic, short-term, study abroad & service learning opportunities in Nicaragua.

Examine Nicaraguan history, culture, politics, poverty, environment, development, agriculture, communities, health, women’s issues, or many other topics. Our delegation leaders work one-on-one with the sending organization's representatives to tailor the experience to their unique curricular needs.

Setting Description:
A land of lakes and volcanoes, poets and revolutionaries, Nicaragua is a country rich in history and human resilience in the face of natural disaster, war and extreme poverty. As the largest but most sparsely populated of the Central American nations, Nicaragua is bordered by Honduras, Costa Rica, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Nicaragua is mountainous in the west with a chain of 20 volcanoes and fertile valleys. Two large lakes, Nicaragua and Managua, are connected by the Tipitapa River. The swampy Caribbean coast is aptly called the “Mosquito Coast.” Nicaragua is second to Haiti as the poorest country in the western hemisphere. With more than half the population unemployed or underemployed, Nicaragua faces many pressing developmental challenges. Poverty is endemic. Severe environmental degradation and flood damage compromised the fragile food security of many rural areas. Limited access to healthcare and health education has led to a high rate of child mortality. Rural ec

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