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Nicaragua 2012



Program dates: July 1-11, 2012


There are 12 spots reserved for Iowa State students on this popular, well-known international veterinary experience.  (Click on the World Vets logo for program details.) Students will be given a spot on a first come, first served basis.  VM1, VM2 and VM3 students are all eligible for this trip, provided they meet the College eligibility requirements for studying abroad.  This program will fill up quickly, so please apply ASAP. 






This 3-credit elective course is comprised of a 15-hour pre-departure course in Spring 2012 in addition to the 11 days in-country.  Students will be graded on their class participation, a presentation on a topic of the instructor's choosing, and a post-trip interview.  In order to be considered for this trip, students must have a 2.5 minimum GPA at the time of application and departure.


Approximate costs*:

Program costs**: $3200

Tuition + Fees:  $2500***

Total: $5700

*Please Note:  All costs are estimated and could change based on airfare, currency conversion rates and increases in tuition and fees. 

**Program Costs include all lodging, meals, airfare, entrance fees, and incidentals.  Program cost does not include $40 World Vets membership.

***Please note that upon successful completion of the course tuition-paying students will receive a $1000 scholarship from the College to be applied to their fall U-bill.  Non-resident students who choose to take more than one study abroad trip in one summer will pay non-resident tuition and will only receive the $1000 scholarship once per year.  The scholarship can be awarded in consecutive years but no more than once per year.


For more information on this program or any of the Group or Individual Study Abroad opportunities offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine, contact Katie Davidson at katied@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-1501.