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