ILR Nicaragua Winter Break, January 8-16, 2017
The ILR International Programs Office is offering a winter break Engaged Learning (EL) opportunity in Managua, Nicaragua. ILR partners with Thriive
, a global non-profit organization, whose goal is to help small and medium sized businesses in developing markets. The businesses that receive assistance from Thriive pay-it-forward to their local communities by creating new jobs, offering job training, and/or providing products and services to others in need. Students who participate in this program will work with students from The American University in Managua (UAM)
to provide training and solutions in Human Resource Management to Thriive businesses. This program will be overseen by Lisa Nishii and Becky Paluch of the ILR HR Department.
Courses and Credits
Students accepted into the program are required to take Fall Pre-departure and Spring Post-experience Courses.
Fall 2016. ILRHR 4687 (2 credits). The class meeting time will be set according to students’ schedules.
Spring 2017. ILRHR 4697 (1 credit) Students will be required to take the post-course.
Costs of the Program
Program costs including housing, meals, program-related transportation and excursions will be covered by the ILR School through a special grant.
Students will be required to pay for all personal-related spending (souvenirs, etc.), passport costs, immunizations, and health insurance coverage while in Nicaragua (most health insurance policies already cover international healthcare costs).
Please do not let cost prevent you from applying!
Who Should Apply?
The ideal candidate will demonstrate cross-cultural skills, flexibility, adaptability, maturity and teamwork. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in HR and Latin America. In addition students must
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 at the time of departure.
- Good standing with the ILR School and the University (no pending Judicial Administrative violations).
- You must successfully complete ILROB 1220 and ILRHR 2600 by the end of the fall 2016 semester, and be enrolled in ILR School for spring 2017 to be eligible (note that you can be off-campus in spring 2017).
- Intermediate Spanish-speaking ability is required.