Study Abroad in Nicaragua in June: Child Development and Welfare

The Mandel School has just announced a new short-term Study Abroad course, Child Development/Child Welfare in Nicaragua (SASS 375J/575), on June 1-30.

Open to all Case Western Reserve undergraduates and graduate students, it offers unique international service learning placements, direct engagement with Nicaraguans, and immersive Spanish language instruction during the month of June. It is based in Granada, Nicaragua, a 500-year-old city frequently on “must-visit” travel lists.

The course provides 3 credits for the 4-week option (or 6 credits for the 6-week option, with extended field placement). It is taught by Professor Victor Groza and Assistant Professor Zoe Breen Wood, who also lead a popular short-term study abroad course to Guatemala during spring break. Students will receive substantive study in either child development and health OR child welfare, depending on their area of interest.

To learn more about the Nicaragua course and how to apply, attend a drop-in information session on March 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mandel School Noble Commons or contact Valerie Rambin, Mandel School Study Abroad Program Manager, at