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Revolution, Transformation, and Civil Society
Managua, Nicaragua (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Fact Sheet:
Mininum GPA: 2.5 Class Status: 02-Sophomore, 03-Junior, 04-Senior
Academic Areas:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Independent Study, International Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Spanish
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Program Description:

Explore Nicaragua a generation after the revolution and investigate how young people are creatively advocating for change.

nicaraguaIn 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