Explore Nicaragua a generation after the revolution and investigate how young people are creatively advocating for change.
In this program, students examine youth culture, advocacy, social change, and expression, across two generations in Nicaragua, and gain comparative perspectives on youth issues during an excursion to Cuba. Students are immersed in the politically charged discourse, poetry, and literature of these two fascinating countries.
Major topics of study include:
Nicaragua’s revolution, literacy campaigns, and contemporary challenges
Youth culture and expression in Nicaragua and Cuba
Youth and questions of access (to education, healthcare, and digital media)
Youth and issues of difference (e.g., ethnic, sexual, class, and religious differences)
Nicaraguan literature, literary styles, genres, and registers