The applicant must be in good standing at the University, and must demonstrate the maturity and flexibility to adjust to a new culture, as well as the ability to comply with the rigors, structures and demands of the program. In addition, the student must be in good health and must be able to work well both independently and with others.

Pre-requisite: Spanish 102

Please note: The Solidarity Semester is not generally available for first year students. However, if there is interest in future participation, first year students should avoid choosing courses listed in the program description as they register for courses.


Program costs include current Xavier tuition and fees plus a special program fee which is equivalent to Xavier's room and board. Students are responsible for their international airfare, books, extra spending money, ID cards, passports and vaccinations. The Nicaraguan visa, all program related travel, room and board, and program excursions are included.
Application fee: $50
Deposit: $100 (due upon acceptance to the program)

Financial aid and all scholarships apply to this program. 

For additional scholarship information please visit our Scholarship page or our office to meet with an advisor.