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Nicaragua: Health and the Environment

Trinity students live in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world where borders mean less and collaboration, tolerance, and intercultural communication mean more. This exciting opportunity to travel to Nicaragua on a  9-10 day field trip during Spring Break will illustrate several course topics through first-hand experiences in nature reserves and visits with people working on successful grassroots projects that address preventable causes of environmental degradation and human illnesses and death.

Interested in areas such as Environmental Studies, International Studies, Global Health, and Peace Studies?  If so, this program is for you.  As a beyond the classroom experience for students that are enrolled in SOC/ANTH 3345, International Issues in Health & the Environment, interested students will simultaneously enroll in SOC/ANTH 3191, Special Topics: Nicaragua Health & the Environment and travel to Managua, Nicaragua during Spring break.

*Offered every other year*

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*This program satisfies the Global Awareness course requirement of the Trinity University Pathways Curriculum

"The Nicaragua health and the environment field trip is an opportunity for students to engage with activists, organizers, and everyday people throughout the country who are working tirelessly to secure human health and environmental sustainability for the good of their communities, often with few or no resources. The students experience firsthand the real human and environmental stakes of the cases and concepts we deal with in our campus-based course International Issues in Health and the Environment. This is a challenging program that forces students outside of their comfort zones as we move from urban slums to rural communities to remote bio reserves and protected areas." - Dr. Alfred Montoya, program leader