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  • Locations: Managua, Nicaragua
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
08/28/2019 12/10/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: SIT Nicaragua
Academic Focus:
Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, International Studies.

This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.

Approximate Dates:
Fall: late August to mid-December
Spring: early February to mid-May

Eligibility Requirements:
A minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing; 4 semesters of college-level Spanish. One LACS course or related topic area.

Program Overview:
A generation ago, the Nicaraguan Revolution ushered in new conversations about human rights, religion, politics, and gender roles. In particular, the National Literacy Campaign, launched in 1980, empowered underprivileged Nicaraguans to become knowledgeable about their rights and to imagine — and demand — a better world for themselves. Students will especially learn about the Important movements in politics, literature, and the arts accompanied these changes, and new voices emerged as protest and hopes were expressed in myriad creative genres. There is a focus on youth and access to education in Nicaragua.

Participants will live with families--first in Manauga for six weeks, then in a low-resourced area in Matagalpa. This program also features a 10-day excursion to Cuba, in order to compare social structures and understand the case for literacy in two different Latin American countries.

  • Rewriting Nicaragua: Literacies, Rights and Social Change (3 credits)
  • Re-imagining Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Me3 credits)
  • Research Methods and Ethics: Youth, Arts-Based Inquiry, Digital Media (3 cre3 credits level determined by placement exam)
  • Independent Study Project (4 credits)

Detailed course information and syllabi is available online here.
SIT Nicaragua Grade Memo

Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this blanket approved list: Blanket Approval List.

Living Arrangements:
The home stay includes seven weeks in Managua and one week in Matagalpa. Other accommodations include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. (Fall, Spring)

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), Fund for Education Abroad, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, and SIT Scholarships. Please click here for more information.

SIT provides an array of need-based scholarships that range from $500 to $5,000. The scholarship application is integrated in the application, so no additional application is needed. It is best to apply earlier to the program as it takes two weeks for scholarship request to be reviewed. You can find a list of SIT scholarships and FAQ's here

SIT Scholarships:
SIT awards nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants annually.

  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. 
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
Robert Goddard, Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
Jessica Mrase, Emory College Study Abroad Advisor:

This program is currently not accepting applications.