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Minimum GPA: 2.5 - 2.74 Minimum Class Standing: 3-Sophomore, 4-Junior, 5-Senior
Academic Area: Anthropology, Economics, History, International Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Political Science and Law, Sociology, Spanish Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel, Other
Internship: No Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Program Description:

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Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media

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

Program Highlights

  • Meet Nicaraguan and Cuban youth who are political protagonists, artists, writers, and media producers.
  • Participate in digital literacy workshops with community members.
  • Learn from Nicaraguan and Cuban academic, professional, and community experts.
  • Work with local radio stations in rural and urban settings.
  • Study youth in radio, poetry and gender, higher education among indigenous students, sexual literacy, and other fascinating independent study topics.
  • Visit indigenous and Afro-Nicaraguan communities on the Caribbean Coast.
  • Spend 10 days in Cuba.
  • Interview the architects of Nicaragua’s autonomous feminist movement.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

Independent Study

During the final four weeks of the program, you can choose to use your new language and cultural skills and the academic knowledge you have acquired to complete an Independent Study Project (ISP) on a topic of interest to you.

You may conduct research for your ISP in Managua or other sites in Nicaragua, as approved by the academic director.

Sample topics:

  • Youth and radio
  • Poetry, politics, and gender
  • Higher education and identity among indigenous students
  • Social media and Nicaraguan youth
  • Arts and handicrafts over generations
  • Sexual literacy and ee.g., ethnic, sexual, class, and religious differences)
  • Nicaraguan literature, literary styles, and spoken word

Key Topics of Study

  • Nicaraguan and Cuban Revolutions, literacy campaigns, and contemporary challenges
  • Youth culturee.g., ethnic, sexual, class, and religious differences)
  • Nicaraguan literature, literary styles, and spoken word

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:

All educational costs, including educational excursions

  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

Scholarships:

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

Contact SIT Study Abroad




For Further Information:
Contact the Study Abroad email alias, studyabroad@montclair.edu

Domenica Dominguez, Director of Study Abroad and International Programs, dominguezd@montclair.edu
 
All students must complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process first to receive approval.  Please click on the "Apply Now" at the top of the page to begin your application.
 
Office of International Engagement
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043

Tel: 973 655-4216
Fax: 973 655-7654

 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.