Global Service Learning in Nicaragua

Faculty of Arts, Community Service Learning

Dates and Location

May 7 – June 20, 2018

Nicaragua, Central America (Estell, Managua, and surrounds)

Course Description

Selected Topics in Community Service-Learning
CSL 350 Lec 800

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Community Service-Learning Practicum
CSL 360 Lec 800 

In May 2018, the CSL 350 course, taught at the U of A, will prepare students theoretically and logistically for their CSL experience in Nicaragua.  A critical sociological approach will examine possibilities for solidarity and social justice learning. 

In June 2018, students will travel together to Nicaragua for three weeks (Esteli, Managua and surrounds) to live with host families, work on solidarity projects, learn from local community educators, and complete critical reflection activities for assessment.  Students will be accompanied by a U of A instructor and a CSL Partnership Coordinator. 

Instructor

Erin Kelly (Partnership coordinator)

Accommodation and Travel

The program fee includes accommodations, meals, transportation, supplementary seminars, and activities for three weeks in Nicaragua.  Not included: air travel to and from Nicaragua, visas, vaccinations, and spending money.

Anticipated Costs

Program fee: $2,350 *Includes accommodations, meals, transportation, supplementary seminars, and activities for three weeks in Nicaragua.  Not included: air travel to and from Nicaragua, visas, vaccinations, and spending money.
Application fee: $250 (credited against the Program Fee - non-refundable unless the course is already full)

Deadline

Application deadline: December 1, 2017
Deposit due: January 31, 2018
Full payment due: March 31, 2018

Contact Information

Erin Kelly
E: erin.kelly@ualberta.ca

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