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  • Locations: Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua; Granada, Nicaragua; La Corona, Nicaragua; Managua, Nicaragua; Masaya, Nicaragua; Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.2
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Education and Human Ecology (College of), Health Behavior and Health Promotion, International Studies, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work, Spanish and Portuguese
Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 Academic Credit: Nursing
Education Abroad Coordinator: Jennifer Bickley
Program Description:
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Program Nursing Nicaragua tab 1

The short term education abroad program to Nicaragua will expose students to concepts of international health care. As a result of completing the coursework and the education abroad program, students will gain exposure to a healthcare system different to that of the United States; learn the healthcare needs of people in a foreign country; and strengthen their ability to communicate and care for patients from a different culture. This course also offers a service learning component to both Nursing and non-Nursing majors.


The program takes place in Managua, Nicaragua, as well as other regional and urban areas of Nicaragua.


Students will stay in double or triple rooms in 3-4 star hotels centrally located.

Resident Directors

Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Education Abroad Coordinator

Jenny Bickley




Courses and Credit Nursing Nicaragua tab 2

You will receive 1 hour of Nursing 2798 for Spring Semester 2018 and 2 hours of Nursing 2798 for Summer 2018.




Application Requirement Nursing Nicaragua tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, College of Nursing undergraduate students must be of sophomore, junior or senior standing in the College of Nursing, completed microbiology and human nutrition with a B- or better, have a B- or better in all nursing classes and have a cumulative 3.2 GPA. Nursing Graduate Entry students must have successfully completed 'Health Assessment' and 'Adults/Older Adults' nursing courses and be in good academic standing and uphold the Professional Code of Conduct in the College of Nursing. Students of non-Nursing majors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, be of good standing at the university, and pass all required pre-departure and/or pre-requisite courses.

All Nursing majors must obtain an academic recommendation from a College of Nursing faculty. All non-Nursing majors must obtain an academic recommendation.  All students must meet OIA's 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.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 


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




Program Costs Nursing Nicaragua tab 4

Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $3,583 program fee. The program fee will include airfare, room and board, program related field trips, and Nicaraguan entry fees. It will not include personal expenses, Nicaraguan exit fees or visa (if applicable), a passport, baggage fees (if applicable), or immunizations.

This includes a generous contribution from the College of Nursing.

The detailed breakdown of costs can be found on the budget sheet.

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.



Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Augsburg CGEE (our in-country service provider) offers scholarship opportunities for students participating on faculty-led, customized programs.  You can find more information here.

Scholarships are available through the College of Nursing.




Information Sessions Nursing Nicaragua tab 5

Tuesday, December 5, 12 noon to 12:30 pm – Room 264, Newton Hall
Wednesday, December 6, 12 noon to 12:30 pm – Room 198, Newton Hall




U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidanc)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Please review this information about the Zika Virus and other pre-travel health considerations.


I learned so much about the culture and people of Nicaragua and their healthcare system. Visiting and working in their clinic really showed me how with different skills, practices, and tools you can still run a successful clinic.
     — Summer, 2017 Participant
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/03/2018
Rolling Admission 05/07/2018 05/19/2018

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.