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  • Locations: Granada, Nicaragua; Las Cardenas, Nicaragua; Managua, Nicaragua
  • Program Terms: WinTerm
  • Cost Estimate: WinTerm
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
WinTerm 2018 10/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 01/02/2018 01/19/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Eligibility: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Dormatories, Host Family, Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Internships Available: No
Faculty Led: Yes Exchange Program: No
Program Description:

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OVERVIEW

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After completing online curriculum, begin your travels in the capital city of Managua. Gain a deeper understanding of the body and disabilities through experiential lessons about the causes, consequences, prognoses and treatment of diseases and injuries. Compare Nicaraguan health care with that of the US. Educational opportunities include, but are certainly not limited to, training with a rural volunteer fire department, touring hospitals, working in a pharmacy, shadowing physicians, staying with a host family (two nights), learning how to make compression therapy dressings, working with children with disabilities, and more.  Cultural excursions include: Masaya Volcano and National Park, local markets, zipline, boating on Lake Nicaragua, and tours of historic cities.

Location: Nicaragua

Many of the peoples of Nicaragua are living in poverty and under harsh conditions, making their need for physiological support that much more cherished. Help the people of this struggling nation get back on their feet as you practice your ability to diagnose and help treat common illnesses prevalent in Managua. Witness community members rise above their struggles in the midst of difficult situations.

Activities and site visits may include but are not limited to: Nindiri Volunteer Fire Department, Masaya Volcano and National Park, Masaya Market, Tiscapa Lagoon, and the Tipitapa Library for children with special needs.

Expect 70-90 degrees warm this time of year in Nicaragua!
 

ACADEMICS

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Eligibility:
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Completion of at least one academic semester at UW-Stout at the time of participation
Good academic & behavioral standing
Prerequisite: BIO-132, or BIO-234, or instructor consent 

Course Information:
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive 3 credits for BIO-220, Physiology of Disabilities.
 
Speak with your academic advisor to ask how this course will fit into your program plan. This course can help students fulfill university requirements in the following areas:

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This course will be taught by:
Ann Parsons
715-232-2563
parsonsa@uwstout.edu
331E Jarvis Hall Science Wing
 

LOGISTICS

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Accommodation: Students will be housed in Las Mercedes hotel while in Managua. Dormitory (or home stays) and youth hostel settings will be utilized for most of the trip. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided to participants for the duration of the program. These costs are already built into the program fee. Please notify the faculty leader or the Office of International Education of any dietary needs or restrictions.

Travel: Group flights will be purchased for all participants and the faculty leader. These costs are already included in the program fee. If you require any deviations from the group travel plan, the faculty leader and the Office of International Education must be notified prior to the application deadline in order to accommodate you. Participants will be responsible for any additional costs associated with a deviation from the group.

Passport and Visa: Please visit the Education Abroad website for information on passports and visas.  
 

COSTS

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The Cost Estimates at the top of this program website are used to determine the costs for the term you would like to go abroad. For information on financing your education abroad program visit the Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships link on our website. 
 
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.