University of Northern Iowa: Managua - UNI Winter Capstone Socio-Economic Reality of Nicaragua

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This experiential course explores the socio-economic realities of Central America, integrating into that exploration the concepts learned and skills gained through the Liberal Arts Core. The course requires that students study the impact of cultur... read more

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It was definitely worth while! I realized how little I know about the world and how much emphasis the United States puts on "being the best." In the U.S., we tend to think we have it all together, but really we don't. I realized that I am equal to all citizens of the world and to really get to know others, it is important to und... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
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I learned a lot about myself, including the very important things in my life and making sure to emphasize them. I also learned a lot about Central America. Prior to the trip, I had many stereotypes. These were all broken when I was there. I think it was definitely worthwhile and I would love to go back! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I gained a better understanding and appreciation for the culture of Nicaragua. I experienced what it is like adjusting to and connecting with people from a different culture. The trip could have been much more worthwhile if we had more reflective group discussions, a more clear purpose, and more chances to build relationships wi... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned many lessons in professional and respect, primarily through negative examples. I learned about some of the cultural similarities and differences between the U.S. and Central America. However, I don't feel that my time was necessarily worthwhile, I could have learned some much more had the trip been run differently. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I gained a lot of education from this trip. What it is like in their culture and this trip was very worthwhile. I would do it again if the opportunity arose. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
It was great, I would love to go abroad again. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned about a whole different culture, and seeing how people live in Nicaragua really makes me appreciate what I have here in the United States. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
The trip was incredibly worthwhile. I learned that service work and giving back to society is something that I am passionate about, and sometime I wish to include in my future work and personal life. Also, it expanded my boundaries as far as where I was searching for work, what types of work I was looking into, and shattered s... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I thought the concept of the trip was great, but was not executed well. I would suggest going on the trip but wish it was with another professor. It was great and an eye-opening experience to see a Central American culture and developing country. I loved the culture and country and want to return sometime on my own. Overall it w... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned that professionalism and communication with students is critical for building relationships and providing a safe learning environment. It was not worthwhile to feel like we were treated in a demeaning manner everyday by the professor. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
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Wish I could have had more freedom to experience the culture and have more fun - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
It makes me want to learn about cultures other than mine. It makes me appreciate my life and what I hold important to me. View Entire Review

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This experiential course explores the socio-economic realities of Central America, integrating into that exploration the concepts learned and skills gained through the Liberal Arts Core. The course requires that students study the impact of culture on the working environment, gain an understanding of the social and economic condition of a particular country in Central America, and explore how culture might impact that country’s economic status in the global economy. The experiential component requires that students live and work with citizens of the country, gaining a more personal view of the culture and sensitivity to the social-economic realities of the community.


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  • January Term
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