Nicaragua 2018

Social Issues in Nicaragua

Information Sessions:

October 4: 4:30pm to 5:30pm (Steffee B-102)
October 16: 12:15pm to 1:15pm (Campus Center 302)

Taught By:

Kirsten Peterson and Jim Fitch

Course Description: 

An international service-learning course that includes a 14-day immersion experience in Nicaragua.  Prior to the trip students will be expected to learn key events in the history of Nicaragua from the 1900’s to the present, have a basic understanding of the culture, and study a variety of social issues facing Nicaraguans, focusing on the social determinants of health.  While in Nicaragua, students will work at “Project Chacocente” a resettlement project for families previously living in Managua’s garbage dump.  


All students must obtain instructors’ approval. Following a review of applications, interviews will be conducted to select course participants.  Instructors prefer that at least 50% of the class have some Spanish language skills. This course will require participation in a minimum of three two-hour seminars held during spring semester AND approximately 15 hours of service with the annual Gators Give Back Rummage Sale.

Travel Dates:

May 13-26, 2018

Application Due November 15, 2017 

Allegheny College–International Education