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Nicaragua presentation for information sessions


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Information presentation for University of Cincinnati honors students interested in traveling to Nicaragua for a study abroad and service experience

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Nicaragua presentation for information sessions

  1. 1. Nicaraguan Culture and Social Service University Honors Study Abroad
  2. 2. <ul><li>Aug. 31 – Sept. 15, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Granada, Nicaragua </li></ul>
  3. 9. Nicaraguan History and Culture
  4. 11. Local Lectures &Tours
  5. 15. <ul><li>4 hours per weekday in a local organization. Typical placements are: </li></ul><ul><li>Corazon Contento : working with people with down syndrome & developmental disabilities  </li></ul><ul><li>Carita Feliz : teaching occupational skills for people of all ages </li></ul><ul><li>Hogar Alegria : girls ’ orphanage </li></ul><ul><li>Hogar La Providencia :  retirement home </li></ul><ul><li>Hogar Cristo Sana : boys ’ orphanage </li></ul><ul><li>Hogar Madre Albertina:  girls ’ orphanage </li></ul><ul><li>Sagrado Corazon : public school for impoverished children, supported by donations </li></ul>
  6. 17. Volunteering at a school for children with disabilities. Helped the children with art projects from 2:30 – 4:00 and then played soccer and talked with them from 4:00 – 5:30.
  7. 18. Working on art projects with children
  8. 19. Volunteering at an after school program.
  9. 20. Volunteering at an after school program. Volunteering at a home for adults with developmental disabilities.
  10. 21. Tours & Other Activities
  11. 31. Other Details… <ul><li>Pre-Requisite: </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish 102, 102H, or 113, or equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Credit: </li></ul><ul><li>Earn credit towards Spanish major or minor </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation: </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-departure meetings in summer </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-departure orientation with UC International </li></ul>
  12. 32. Other Details… <ul><li>Application: </li></ul><ul><li>Required </li></ul><ul><li>Due March 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Students who are not in University Honors are welcome! Must have cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost : </li></ul><ul><li>$2800-2900, estimated </li></ul><ul><li>University Honors students will receive an $800 grant, making the cost $2100-2200 </li></ul><ul><li>Includes housing, 3 meals daily with host family (other meals away from host family at own expense), two cultural excursions, two organized tour programs, airfare, ground transfers </li></ul>