Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Managua, Nicaragua
  • Program Terms: Faculty Led
  • Restrictions: Missouri S&T applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Study Abroad in
Nicaragua

July 8- August 4, 2017
Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston &
Dr. Joe Guggenberger
 
 

Features:

 
  • 2 courses, 6 credits (SP & MS 3235 Intercultural Communication: Nicaragua and GE 5556 Renewable Energy Systems)
  • 4 weeks in Nicaragua
    • 1 week at El Piscacho, an eco village
    • 1 week in Managua (the capital)
    • 2 weeks of homestays with local families
       
  • Immersive Spanish language lessons by Nicaraguan instructors
  • Hands-on lessons in renewable energy with faculty from the Universidad Nacional de Ingerieria, the premier engineering school in Nicaragua
    • build solar phone chargers, solar overs, Savonius wind turbines, etc...
  • Volunteering in rural communities (building solar ovens, working with local schools, etc...)
  • Visits to sites such as solar famrs, wind farms, museums, Masaya (a volcano), the Atlantic/Pacific coasts, major cultural landmarks, rainforests, artisanal markets, and more
  • Guest lectures by local experts on Nicaraguan culture, history, and technology
  • Participation in a design project to develop a renewable energy system for a local community
 

Cost:

  • Approximately $5500/$9126
  • Includes
    • tuition for 6 hours of university credit (this cost is calculated at either a resident or non resident rate)
    • Airfare from St. Louis to Managua
    • Lodging and most meals throughout the program
    • Spanish-language immersion classes
    • Excursions
    • Renewable energy courses taught by UNI faculty
    • Supplies
    • Program fees and study abroad fee
    • Health/travel insurance

Program Counts Towards:

  • Global studies minor
  • Spanish minor
  • Experimental learning requirement for graduation
 

 

For more information, contact:

  • Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston at audram@mst.edu, 341-4997
  • Dr. Joe Guggenberger at jguggenb@mst.edu, 341-4466




 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Faculty Led 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.