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  • Locations: Managua, Nicaragua
  • Program Terms: Faculty Led
  • Restrictions: Missouri S&T applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Study Abroad in

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


  • 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


  • 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, 341-4997
  • Dr. Joe Guggenberger at, 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.