Nicaragua Program

Nicaragua Immersion Program

This 10-day experience takes place in January and is facilitated by International Partners in Mission.  The group is led by a Holy Cross chaplain and student leader and involves a variety of experiences to help students explore the social, economic, and political reality in Nicaragua.  The most notable experience for students is the opportunity for a rural homestay with families.

The Nicaragua Experience

Our immersion is based at La Posadita de Bolonia, a guest house in the capital city of Managua.  During most days, students will be transported to various IPM partner sites throughout Nicaragua, including those dedicated to rural health care, remedial education for young adults, and developing sustainable economic opportunities for women.  The group will also take in the natural beauty of the country with visits to a volcano and stunning lakes.  

Practical information

The typical cost is approximately $1,800-$2,000 which includes all flights, meals, and accommodations.  Financial aid is available for those in need of additional support.

An informational meeting is held in late March or early April with selections completed prior to spring final exams.  The group of 13-15 students will meet regularly throughout the fall semester to prepare.