Learning to be men & women
with others ...
Immerse yourself in the rich Nicaraguan culture and the Spanish language.
Engage with the community through a service site, your host family, the barrio, and the excursion programs.
Deepen your understanding of social justice issues through classes and engagement in the community.
Why Choose the Solidarity Semester:
"One learns different things in a different way compared to a semester at Xavier. It is interactive learning ... that affects the heart, mind and soul. I've never learned more about certain subjects, about myself or others at any other level of my education." Nicaragua program alum
"Huge personal growth experienced during that trip - spiritually, socially, ethically - I came back a more humble but more passionate person, and I still reflect back on that time as pivotal for me." Nicaragua program alum
Nicaragua in the News:
With a Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence by: Eyder Peralta, NPR
Oct 28, 2014-Despite being one of the poorest countries in a dangerous region, Nicaragua remains one of the safest in Central America.
Nicargua Semester Approved by: Taylor Fulkerson, Xavier Newswire
Oct 24, 2014-This article announces the semester-long program will run after undergoing a program review during the 2013-2014 academic year. It provides a description of the unique qualities of this program and how they relate to Xavier's Jesuit mission and goals.
Application deadline: Sept 15, 2015
Upcoming Information Sessions:
Wednesday Sept 2, 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: GSC 330
Tuesday Sept 8, 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: GSC 214
Solidarity Semester: Nicaragua Celebrated 20 years: 1995-2015!