2018 Nicaragua: Robert Morris University 2018 Nicaragua | Robert Morris University

Global Engagement



Program at a glance:
Travel Dates February 22-March 3, 2018
NURS4015 "Community Health in Nicaragua" (3 credits)
Prerequisites: None
Dr. Carl Ross, SNHS
$500 Deposit due December 5, 2017 ($250 of deposit is non-refundable)
$1000 Second Payment due January 16, 2018
$1000 Final Payment due February 13, 2018


Course Information

The Program Fee includes participation in the following course.

NURS4015 "Community Health in Nicaragua" (3 credits)
Prerequisites: None 
At RMU, nursing students have the opportunity to go beyond our borders and serve others. Through RMU's School of Nursing and Health Sciences "Hermanamiento" or "sisterschool" partnership with the Universidad Politencia de Nicaragua, students are able to travel to Nicaragua for a true transcultural experience. Students receive exposure to healthcare needs and practices in other cultures, contributing to their personal and professional development. Through this experience, students gain a better understanding of race, diversity, ethnicity, and culture, all key concepts to healthcare.


Program In Focus


The Program Fee for this Faculty-Led program will be $2500 per student, in addition to tuition. The tuition for this course is covered by your Spring 2018 tuition payment.
The fee includes: airfare, housing, most meals, mandatory excursions (for example, museum fees, company visits, historical sites), and supplementary travel insurance.
The fee does not include: personal spending money, some meals, elective (free time) excursions, passport fees, overweight baggage fees.

Payment Due Dates

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017: $500 Deposit Due ($250 non-refundable)
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018: $1000 Second Payment Due
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018: $1000 Final Payment Due
You may make payment by credit card on our online payment page, or by check (payable to "Robert Morris University") or cash at the Center for Global Engagement office on campus. 

Travel Guidelines

The international travel component of this program includes travel from Pittsburgh International Airport to the country and back. No exceptions will be made concerning alternate travel arrangements.

To Register

Students can register for the course by logging into Sentry Secured Services and adding this course to their Spring 2018 schedule. Once you have registered, then complete the Faculty Led (FLEAP) Application and submit it to CGE along with a copy of your passport and current health insurance card.  You can pick up an application in the CGE or download the application forms here.  
The application, passport, and health insurance information are due with your $500 deposit on December 5, 2017.

Mandatory Orientation  

All participating students are required to attend a mandatory Orientation held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 

Want to learn more? 

If you have further questions, please contact Phil Hnatkovich at the Center for Global Engagement at 412-397-6825 or hnatkovichp@rmu.edu.

Please note: Program itineraries are tentative and are subject to change.