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*Managua, Nicaragua - Non-Fairfield Students
Managua, Nicaragua (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Year
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Restrictions: Non-Fairfield applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Options: Home Stay
Minimum GPA: 2.80 Class Eligibility: Junior, Sophomore
Credit Type: Fairfield Credit External Students: Yes
Internships: Yes Service Learning: Yes
Academic Area: Applied Ethics, Art History, Biology, Catholic Studies, Chemistry, Communication, Environment, History, International Business, International Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Management, Marketing, New Media Film, Television and Radio, Peace and Justice Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Studio Art Language Requirement: Intermediate
Program Description:

Nicaragua Brochure

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA

Nicaragua is a country of contrasts, where exquisite natural beauty serves as backdrop for this nation's fascinating history. It is the land of lakes and volcanoes, of colonial architecture and modern high-rises, of both rich and poor. Nicaragua is the perfect place to learn, live, and experience the realities of the developing world.
This country finds itself at the crossroads between north and south, between yesterday and today. Nicaragua has become a great destination for foreign visitors. Its beaches and rain forests are full of natural adventures. Its hospitable residents and flavorful cuisine are legendary. In Nicaragua, every conversation will be a learning experience, and every day will challenge your perceptions of the world.  The program provides students with a transforming experience, develops awareness of social justice issues, and prepares them for committed citizenship.
 
ORIENTATION

Upon arrival, all students will participate in a comprehensive orientation program to help familiarize them with their local surroundings, discuss health and safety as well as acquaint them with university and program resources. 

ACADEMICS

Students will attend classes at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), which is located in the heart of Managua. The program begins with a required two-week intensive Spanish language course and an introduction to Nicaraguan culture for three credits. During the semester, students will take four courses from UCA's curriculum, including the required History of Nicaragua course. Courses taught in English by UCA faculty with a mix of Nicaraguan and international students are available.

Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. All students will receive a Fairfield University transcript with letter grades.

HOUSING

Students live in comfortable, furnished homestays on the outskirts of UCA, within a 10 minute walk to campus. Students will enjoy a shared bedroom and bathroom with other international students. All hosts are carefully vetted and chosen by UCA and have hosted American students in the past. Students will be provided breakfast and dinner daily. Homestays are equipped with bedding and Wi-Fi access is provided.

SEMESTER PROGRAM COST INCLUDES

•           Tuition
•           Housing
•           Airport pick-up and transfer
•           Comprehensive orientation
•           Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency assistance
•           Cultural excursions
•           Visa assistance for qualified students
•           Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation
 
ADMISSION

This program is open to all sophomore, junior, or senior students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution and who can certify a grade point average of at least a 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose. Please consult your home University to ensure you’re meeting their standards and deadlines.
 

The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Year 2014-2015 02/01/2014
02/24/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 02/01/2014
03/01/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 10/15/2014
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 02/01/2015 03/01/2015 TBA TBA
Year 2015-2016 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2015 04/01/2015 ** 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.

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