SIT Study Abroad: Nicaragua - Youth Culture, Literacy and Media

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Explore Nicaragua a generation after the revolution and investigate how young people in Nicaragua and Cuba are creatively advocating for change.In this program, you will examine youth culture, advocacy, social change, and expression across two gen... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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Past Review Nicaragua
I learned the history of Nicaragua and related it to the history of Latin America and the U.S. I learned about my privilege as a United States citizen and student studying abroad. I also learned that communities outside western culture is so different. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My Spanish improved by leaps and bounds, and I formed friendships and relationships all over the country. The ISP video project I produced wound up getting national attention, and won funding which means I will be returning to Nica this Fall. If you put energy and effort into exploring Nicaragua and seeking out opportunities to ... - Temple University View Entire Review
Yes! - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience changed my academic and personal life trajectory. I fell in love with Nicaraguan society. I fell deeper in love with the spanish language and developed speaking and written skill set that has tremendously benefitted me in various life pursuits after my time abroad. I completed a high level research pro... - Connecticut College View Entire Review
True, I learned a lot about Nicaraguan culture. But perhaps even more valuable is the outsider's perspective on American culture. - University of California - Davis View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, & Media
I learned so many things it is hard to state just a few..I learned that group decision making is huge in a small group so someone really needs to take charge to help make decisions. I learned the culture and history of Nicaragua. I learned issues and current events of the population. I learned the effect the US has had on other ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Oh my god. I can't answer this question in just one box. You'll have to contact me and we can hash out stories. I refuse to abbreviate all of these life shaping experiences into one teeny tiny box. No, thank you. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review
This program has allowed me to focus in more on my academic interests and future career goals ie immigration and or gang research. Culturally, I realized very quickly that I did not come to this "poorer" country to show them that life can be better, I came to LEARN from them and they all taught very valuable lessons. And I gre... - Providence College View Entire Review
I gained major language learning skills and understanding of life abroad. - Kenyon College View Entire Review
100000000000% worthwhile Living and studying in another country and speaking another language in that country and meeting new people from new places is an irreplaceable experience - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
Past Review Great Experience
i learned how to adapt to a completely new style of living and how to manage the uncertainties that came with it - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a new sense of confidence, a greater understanding of my position and privilege as a citizen of the US, and an appreciation for the abundance of resources that I have. I also gained an incredible group of friends that I know will be in my life for a very long time. It was definitely worthwhile. I learned so much about m... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Intercultural understanding, Spanish, Nicaraguan history and culture - Davidson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, & Media
This program had a great impact on me personally. It broadened my perspective of the world and expanded upon my base of knowledge of the world's history. It also influenced my future endeavors greatly and has contributed great to my undergraduate sucesses - Connecticut College View Entire Review
Yes, really worthwhile, absolutely perfect for LA studies, I gained knowledge, made contacts and built networks that will help me in professional career - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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

In this program, you will 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. You will be immersed in the politically charged discourse and cultural life of these two fascinating countries.

Major topics of study include:

- Nicaraguan and Cuban Revolutions, 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

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Latin American Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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