Community Service-Learning

Global Service Learning in Nicaragua

SPRING 2020 COURSE: CSL 350/360

Global Service-Learning & Solidarity in Nicaragua

CSL 350: Selected Topics in Community Service-Learning

In May 2020, the CSL 350 course, taught at the U of A, will prepare students theoretically and logistically for their CSL experience in Nicaragua.  A critical sociological approach will examine possibilities for solidarity and social justice learning. Intercultural learning theories and strategies will be explored. (3 credits)

CSL 360: Community Service-Learning Practicum

In June 2020, students will travel together to Nicaragua for three weeks (Esteli, Managua and surrounds) to live with host families, work on solidarity projects, learn from local community educators, and complete critical reflection activities for assessment.  Students will be accompanied by a U of A instructor and a CSL Partnership Coordinator. Students will complete a final integrative essay and/or present their project for their final assessment item. (3 credits) 

*NOTE: Students cannot participate in CSL 360 without doing CSL 350 immediately prior to departing Canada.   

Interested? Please fill out this Expression of Interest Form.

INFO SESSIONS (Arts & Convocation Hall)

  • Monday, January 13, 2020, 12-1PM
  • Thursday, January 23rd, 2020, 12:30-1:30PM

Questions? Please contact Erin Kelly


DATES: May 4 - June 19, 2020

TUITION: Refer to the Office of the Registrar for information regarding Tuition Fees.

PROGRAM FEE: $2575 *Includes accommodations, meals, transportation, supplementary seminars and activities for 3 weeks in Nicaragua.  Not included: air travel to and from Nicaragua, Visas, vaccinations, spending money.

TO APPLY: Click on the “APPLY NOW” button on the top right of this page. Follow the directions to apply.


APPLICATION FEE: $250 (credited against the Program Fee - non-refundable unless the course is already full)


DEPOSIT DUE: January 31, 2020 ($300)

FULL PAYMENT DUE: April 3, 2020