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Nicaragua Technology & Development 


For students interested in careers in engineering, medicine, research, or the sciences, a three-week STEM-driven expedition in Nicaragua offers a giant step forward on your path. Learn how international NGOs and local community leaders in this developing nation, work together to address health, environmental, economic and social challenges. Then, take the lead and apply your growing knowledge base to devise, build and implement a design or technology innovation.

Interspersed between engineering-focused activities are numerous opportunities for cultural exchange and enrichment.

Key Topics
1. Conduct scientific experiments using well-established engineering concepts
2. Collect data for further analysis and interpretation
4. Learn how experts take multidisciplinary approaches to solving complex, deeply layered challenges
5. Gain experience introducing your own original ideas, incubating them with the help of your student peers and instructors, and then presenting them to stakeholders in a cross-cultural setting
6. Gain a deeper understand of the impact of engineering solutions in a global context


  • Learn STEM fundamentals and how to apply those skills to solve real world issues
  • Discover how different engineering sub-specialties help bring an ambitious idea to life
  • Come up with new and viable ways to solve a problem in diverse and challenging contexts

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At a Glance

Community Service & Academics
  • 30 Hours
  • 3 Credits
College Credit
  • 3 international development Credits

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