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  • Locations: Managua, Nicaragua; Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Sponsor: University of Kansas Study Abroad 
  • Program Cost: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Mari Keyser
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Miskitu Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: Yes Open to graduate students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

KU Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a study abroad program.  
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
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Non-KU students should check into the financial resources available to them at their home institutions.

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        d. 2 Recommendations
        e. Authorization to Release Student Information
        f. Student Conduct Verification
        g. Financial Aid Questionnaire

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

For more information contact

Laura Herlihy, Lecturer 
Center of Latin American Studies
320 Bailey Hall

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4
Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Mary Rose Scarpelli, Summer 2014 Participant
I found successfully using the language skills I developed to interact with locals, especially the taxi drivers, to be especially rewarding. People were always a little tickled I was there learning their indigenous language, being able to communicate with them using Miskitu was wonderful. I also really found the research segment of the program to be very helpful. I am studying anthropology and as an undergraduate to have gone out and done my own ethnographic field research that's just exceptional. Not only will this program look great to graduate programs in the future, it personally helped strengthen my love for anthropology and gave me the confidence to say that this is definitely the field for me. It gave me skills that most student don't get until much later in their academic careers. It was a wonderful experience.

Summer 2016 Participant
The TA Fernando did a great job teaching the language classes. I learned a lot about the Miskitu language in a short 6 weeks - way more than I thought I ever could. I also got to know some amazing fellow students from around the country, who have become some of my closest friends.

Summer 2015 Participant
My favorite part of this program was the opportunity to visit smaller, rural communities on the Atlantic coast where no to little English or Spanish was spoken and we could experience total language immersion with the locals.

This program is currently not accepting applications.