International 4-H / Study Abroad
Central America: Nicaragua
June, 2013 (Dates to be finalized, trip is planned for early June)
AG 3080-606 AG AND FOOD SYSTEMS: Nicaragua - Undergrad (includes an "I" designation)
AG 5990 - 616 AG AND FOOD SYSTEMS: Nicaragua - Grad Students Only
For the past four years, we have partnered with Feed the Children (FTC) to create educational opportunities for youth and adults in Central America. As you may know, Feed the Children is an Oklahoma based organization whose purpose is providing food to the starving around the world. Our responsibilities include taking research based information to Central America. We focus on small scale livestock production (poultry and goata), vegetable production (in and out of the greenhouse) and sanitary food preparation. This summer we will be working on cheese makeing, bread, pastries, and pizza.
Beyond the work projects and teaching agriculture we will visit a beach on the pacific ocean, local markets, and take a canopy tour by ziplining over the rainforest. Our lodging for the week is a rustic hotel setting in the rainforest complete with a central cafe and howler monkeys.
FTC has projects in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. For the past four years we have worked to convert a Nicaraguan facility into an Agricultural Educational Outreach center. This facility now serves as a demonstration center for the surrounding community to teach the public how to supplement their food supply. Using the old adage “we will not be giving them fish, we will teach them to fish” or garden in this case.
For the Summer of 2013, we have been asked to return to the working facility in Nicaragua in order to follow up on projects we helped them to begin over the past few summers.
Expenses: The estimated cost is: $2,000.00, plus tuition, passport and vaccinations. These fees cover food, lodging, transportation, and interpreters while in Central America. The only additional expenses are incidentals such as: souvenirs, snacks and any meals while at the airport.
- Extended to Feb. 15, 2013 $ 200.00 Initial Deposit and Application,
- March 1, 2013 $1,000.00 Approximate Airfare (dependent on fuel prices, deposits and prior payments apply)
- May 1, 2013 $ 800.00 balance of Lodging and Program Fees
Tuition:$780.00 for 3 credit hours (based on 2012 tuition may adjust slightly)
Participants will also need a passport and vaccinations as recommended by a physician
This trip is very project focused. We will be working on Agricultural and Human Science based projects. The projects will be determined based on country need and student knowledge; (poultry, gardening, water conservation, and kitchen/food preparation sanitation.)
If you are interested in traveling with us next summer please contact:
Jeff Sallee Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development
Oklahoma State University
Sarah Lancaster, Ph.D.
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Oklahoma State University
167 Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Forms and Enrollment Information
AGED 4803 International Study in Agricultural Education - Nicaragua
AG 3080 Syllabus -This should answer all your course related questions
AG 5990 Expectations/Syllabus -Similar to the above AG 3080 Syllabus visit with the instructors for more details
All forms are Due January 15, 2013
Non-OSU students can participate in CASNR Study Abroad courses by applying for Non-Degree Seeking status from the OSU Admissions Office. For Study Abroad information, please contact our office.
- Nica 2012
- Nica 2012 Student1
- Nica 2012 Student2
- Nica 2012 Student 3
- Nica presentation 2010
- Nica presentation2009
The following powerpoints show you the conditions we will find as we work on our projects