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Spring Break Nicaragua- International Experiences in Agriculture
Granada, Nicaragua (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 01/16/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/24/2018 03/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
APA Program Type: Spring/FallBreak Trips APA Advisor: Marissa Baham
Program Description:

Spring Break Nicaragua- International Experiences in Agriculture
Rice

Looking for something more than a traditional beach trip for spring break? Do you have an interest in agriculture and traveling? Join us for this spring break study abroad experience in Nicaragua. It is perfect for first time travelers or seasoned veterans.  The group will tour various Nicaraguan commodities facilities- rice, tobacco, horse and bananas. Experts in the field will take students through the process of raising, processing, and making their products. The group will experience true Nicaraguan culture including the cuisine, arts and history. 

Students must have an interest in Agriculture, but participants do not have be Ag majors to participate. Space is limited. Sign up now to assure that you can be included. Priority will give to those who sign up early.

Dates & Costs

Start Date End Date Program Fee
March 24   March 31 $2200
 

Program Fee Includes

  • Housing
  • All meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Fieldtrips and cultural events
  • Travelers health insurance

Program Fee Does NOT Include

  • Airfare to Nicaragua
  • Optional ziplining activity 
  • Spending money

Spending money: You will want to have pocket money for incidentals, souvenirs and snacks, but all meals and ground transportation are covered in the program fee. 

Bananas

Courses

Course Description
AGRI 2900 Agricultural Experiences in Nicaragua (3hr)


In order to participate you must be enrolled in AGRI 2900 for the spring semester. If you sign up for the spring break trip and later drop the course, you may have to pay for part or all of the trip based on your withdrawal date.

Please see the tab labeled eligibility & withdrawal for more details.

Itinerary

Granada Cathederal
March 24 Depart USA, Arrive in Managua and travel to Granada
March 25  
March 26  
March 27  
March 28  
March 29  
March 30  
March 31 Depart Managua, return to Louisiana

Faculty

Faculty Member Department Email
Dr. Kristin Stair Agricultural & Extension Education kstair@lsu.edu


 

Eligibility & Withdrawal

In order to be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
  • Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
  • Be enrolled in either AGRI 2900 for the spring semester 2018
Application Deadline
January 23, 2018

Although the application deadline is January 23, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements. 

There is a penalty if you withdraw from the program after January 23, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The schedule of payments is:

Date Withdrawal Costs
Withdrawal after January 23, 2018 $500 non-refundable deposit will be paid
Withdrawal after February 15, 2018 Entire program fee will be paid

If you plan to withdraw, please contact Marissa Baham (mbaham4@lsu.edu) with Academic Programs Abroad. Please note that this request must be made in writing and that the date of withdrawal and is based on when APA receives your email or written withdrawal.