Immerse in rich Nicaraguan culture and Spanish language.
Engage community through service site, host family, barrio, and excursions.
Deepen understanding of social justice issues .
Xavier's Solidarity Semester in Nicaragua combines at least 15 credit hours of academic study with reflection, and work in local, community organizations. A primary goal of the semester is the integration of academic study with the experience of service and accompaniment. Students combine knowledge of the culture, religion, history, government, and economics of the region, with an emphasis on issues of social justice. Engagement with the local community provides students with the opportunity to study in the context of living and working with the economically poor.
"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
Solidarity Semester: Nicaragua Celebrated 20 years: 1995-2015!