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Social Issues and Human Rights in Nicaragua

Program Highlights


May Session 2015: May 18-June 4, 2015


OSU Sponsored





Academic Credit

Social Work

Application Deadline

January 19, 2015
Term: 1154
Code: MS SWK


2.7 cumulative GPA;
Freshman, sophomore or junior rank;
Graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA
Academic recommendation is required

Program Costs

Ohio State Tuition + $2,925 Program Fee (See "Program Costs" Section for details)

Contact Information

Jenny Bickley (.9)

Resident Directors

Theresa Early

Jennie Babcock


This short term study abroad program in Nicaragua will expose undergraduate students to the historical and cultural context for social issues and human rights in Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America. Through this program, students will gain exposure to health, education and human services systems different from those in the United States.


The program takes place in Managua, Leon and Granada, Nicaragua.

Courses and Credits

Admitted participants are required to register for 3 hours of Social Work 5798.02 for May (summer) session 2015. This course has been approved to satisfy the Education Abroad Open Option GE.


Students will stay in double or triple rooms in 3-4 star hotels centrally located. Students will also participate in a two night homestay.

Program Costs

You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a program fee that is $2,925; this cost is generously subsidized by the College of Social Work in the amount of $10,000.. The program fee includes international airfare, lodging, meals, in-country instruction and transportation and Nicaraguan entry and exit fees. It does not cover personal expenses.

Students enrolled full time in spring semester may take up to three credits during the May session with no tuition costs. Fees, however, will continue to be charged. Tuition for enrollment beyond three credits will also be charged.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Application Information

Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Buckeyelink. Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.

Academic recommendation is required.


Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline. Students within the College of Social Work are encouraged to apply for the Social Work Student Study Abroad Scholarship.

Special Petition Process

In the event that a U.S. Department of State travel warning is issued for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* If a travel warning exists at the time of acceptance, the petition must be included as part of the program acceptance materials. If a travel warning is issued after acceptance to the program, participants will be asked by their Office of International Affairs study abroad coordinator to submit a petition at that time. All petitions are reviewed by the International Travel Policy Committee and subject to approval by the Provost.


In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.7 GPA, be of freshman, sophomore or junior rank and meet OIA's . Graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.

Ohio State Funding Opportunities: oia.osu.edu
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (geographic health recommendations)
Social Issues and Human Rights in Nicaragua: go.osu.edu/NicaraguaSocialIssues

Contact Us
Information about Getting Started sessions and study abroad coordinator advising hours can be viewed at http://oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html. Questions about study abroad programs can be directed to abroadadvisor@osu.edu. The Office of International Affairs is located in Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue.

*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program for which a State Department travel warning is in effect. It is the policy of Ohio State not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers in accordance with civil rights legislation.