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AU and University Honors | Study/Travel | Nicaragua 2015

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Our Study/Travel course in Spring 2015 gave students the opportunity to join an on-site learning experience based on topics covered in HNRS-300-005H, Nicaragua: The Unfinished Revolution.

This trip was open to all AU students, but unfortunately could not be held due to low registration.

Trip Dates: Sunday, March 8, through Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Pricing included all programming and excursions, international healthcare, 3 meals/day, lodging, in-country transportation, and airfare.


Registration is now closed for this trip.

The following items were needed to register:

1. A photocopy of your AU ID and passport

2. A completed Honors Study/Travel Consent Agreement Form

3. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 (check payable to American University -- Include your AU ID number and "Honors Study/Travel" in the memo line) 

Priority registration was be given to those enrolled in HNRS-300-005H.


The Founder and Director of the Foreign Correspondence Network and the Backpack Journalism Project, Professor Bill Gentile has produced documentaries and other work in Russia, Guatemala, Cuba, Afghanistan, Mexico, the United States, and Nicaragua. For more about Professor Gentile, visit his website here.


During this trip you'll meet scholars, activists, former politicians and combatants who will share with you their firsthand experiences of the revolution and life in Nicaragua.

You'll have the chance to explore the capital city of Managua, the colonial history of Granada, the coffee plantations of Matagalpa, the volcanos of Masaya, and the beaches of Pochomil.  

Take in the social, historic, and economic landscape of Nicaragua by…

  • Conversing with Rene Mendoza, economist, to speak about coffee cooperatives 

  • Hearing about the history of the women's movement from the Matagalpa Women's Collective 

  • Touring the Center for Global Education with Co-Director, Mark Lester 

  • Meeting with former Mayor of Managua, Dionisio Marenco


For questions about this trip, please contact the Honors Office!

Click here to learn more about the Study/Travel Program, including previous years’ trips.