Program Details

The Green Adventure Program: offers students an opportunity to travel to different parts of Nicaragua. Students enrolled in this Program will gain firsthand knowledge on the environmental issues by experiencing them in the field, rather than reading about
Location:
Managua, Nicaragua
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
University students can learn environmental similarities and differences between the US and Nicaragua, travel to incredible natural settings, experience the vibrant realities of everyday life— in the safest, most biologically diverse and beautiful Central American country.

The Green Adventure Program: offers students an opportunity to travel to different parts of Nicaragua. Students enrolled in this Program will gain firsthand knowledge on the environmental issues by experiencing them in the field, rather than reading about them. Strengthen your Spanish abilities during 3-week optional language and cultural courses

Courses include: ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES (4 credit hours) Gain a strong understanding of the environmental issues that threaten nature in Nicaragua. The class will be held exclusively in different biological field stations and visits will include farms, forests, water treatment facilities, lakes, caves and other sites ECOLOGY (4 credit hours) Experience a wide spectrum of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Environmentalism and ecology are explored as both a theoretical and practical system. The class will be held primarily in biological field stations and activities will include visits to volcanoes, waterfalls, botanical gardens and coffee plantations, measuring trees and carbon capture, bird watching, etc. SPANISH (Beginners levels I and II) (3 credit hours) Basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary and composition will be strengthened through practical use of the language. Reading and writing skills will also be improved. There will be a minimum of 6 afternoon outings and 2 overnight excursions with strong language and cultural components as part of coursework.
Setting Description:
The “Green Adventure” study abroad program offered at Universidad Americana (UAM) allows university students to experience Nicaragua first-hand through this unique summer session. Furthermore, during this program students will have both classroom and field experiences that will expose them to a wide spectrum of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Activities will involve kayaking, sailing, visits to volcanoes, waterfalls and turtle nesting, beaches in the Pacific coast, etc.
Cost:
Contact the UAM for All Inclusive program and housing costs. Also, check with your home university for financial aid coverage.

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