|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
** 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.
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Language Courses Offered:||No|
|Internships Available:||No||Faculty Led:||Yes|
In collaboration with the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners (W/NP) program, the time spent in Nicaragua will be a balance of learning about the history, culture and geography of the country; participating in W/NP programs that have connections with the topic of Physiology of Disabilities; listening to training sessions; reflecting on the curriculum and class assignments; and some free time.
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.
Sophomore status at time of participation
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
There is a required prerequisite of BIO-132 Human Biology OR BIO-234 Physiology and Anatomy for this course.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive 3 credits for BIO-220 Physiology of Disabilities. This is a required course for the Vocational Rehabilitation program and an elective course for applied science majors. Check with your academic advisor or program director for any additional substitutions and credit options. Please note the prerequisites of BIO-132 Human Biology OR BIO-234 Physiology and Anatomy.
Students will be assessed through verbal and written communication in short presentations to classmates, quizzes, assignments including reports and/or exams. Pre- and post trip work will be required online.
Accomodation: Students will be housed in Las Mercedes hotel while in Managua and students will stay in hotels of similar quality while in San Juan del Sur and other locations.
Meals: All meals will be provided on this program and arranged by the Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners organization.
Travel: Students will be flying to and from Nicaragua as a group. The airfare tickets are included in the program fee and will be purchased by the Office of International Education.
Passport: All students must have a valid U.S. passport for entrance into Nicaragua. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity. It must be valid for at least six months beyond the return date to the U.S.
Visa: Students will be required to purchase a temporary tourist visa upon entrance to Nicaragua. The current entrance fee is $10, but is subject to change.
The final program cost will be determined by the number of participants, shortly after the application deadline. The program cost includes instructional fees, health insurance, housing, meals, cultural activities, in-country transportation and airfare.
Passport fees, immigration fees, and personal expenses are not included in the program costs and are paid directly by the students. See budget sheet (above) for cost details.
Students are eligible for financial aid in WinTerm. For more information, meet with a financial aid counselor in 210 Bowman Hall.
Professor: Dr. Ann Parsons
Office: Jarvis Hall Science Wing, 331E