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Latin American Study Abroad
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A UNO program focused on developing academic partnerships in Latin America and providing study abroad experiences for students has received $115,000 grant from the University of Nebraska Foundation.

The grant supports Latin America–UNO (LAUNO) Partnerships, a program created in collaboration with the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), Service Learning Academy, Department of Biology, and Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. With the funding, LAUNO will offer study abroad opportunities to South America, including Peru and Costa Rica, and will integrate service learning aspects and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

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We are sending students to the following countries:

 


Summer 2014
UNO Perú Study Abroad 2014: Culture, Public Health and Community Engagement

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Go directly to the Peru 2014 homepage.

Tentative Travel Dates: May 31-June 15, 2013

Application Deadline: February 5, 2014

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies has been sending students to Perú since 2008 to engage in cross-cultural and international service learning and study abroad. Some of the highlights of this trip will include: visiting Machu Picchu, working on service learning projects in the Cusco Quipiscanchi area, study and work with public health issues in Peru, stay with indigenous campesino (peasant) families, site visits to areas around Lima and Cusco including historical landmarks, and many more! You will take two short classes during the first summer session (May 19-June 27, 2014) before departing for Peru. Keep checking back for more updates as summer 2014 approaches!

The 2014 trip features a tuition scholarship provided by the University of Nebraska Foundation and UNO's Office of Academic and Student Affairs, collaboration with the UNO Biology Department, UNO Service Learning Academy, and the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya in Lima, Peru. For further information, visit the Peru 2014 homepage.

Apply online at: https://unomaha-horizons.symplicity.com.
Application Deadline: February 5, 2014.

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Summer 2015
Costa Rica: Latin American Culture, Environment & Community Engagement

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Information forthcoming

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Spring 2014
International Social Work in Nicaragua

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Travel Dates: May 10-20, 2014

We will enjoy visiting clinics and orphanages in Managua before traveling to our sister university, UNAN-Leon where we will meet with the social work students and present information to three social work classes. We will also visit the school for deaf children in Leon and talk with Nicaraguan students studying English. During the ten days we will also have time to visit a number of beautiful sites in Nicaragua such as Momotombo Volcano. Be sure to enroll in SOWK 4890/8900-801: Special Studies in Social Work: Nicaragua for the spring semester to qualify! Community members are welcome to join the trip.

For more information please contact Dr. Ann Coyne at 402-554-2798, or email acoyne@unomaha.edu

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