Learn environmental similarities and differences between the US and Nicaragua, travel to incredible natural settings, experience the vibrant realities of everyday life— in the safest, most biologically diverse and beautiful Central American country, Nicaragua with the BOSAWAS summer program. 

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Course Description

The BOSAWAS program includes workshops and field trips in apicultura, cacao production, bamboo harvesting, goods and environmental services, horticulture, sustainability and challenges of buffer zones. Students can take courses in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Water Management and Forestry Management.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Jacob Gross 703-504-9978 | jgross@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Engagement Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. Contact me at any point in your search process and we’ll work together to find programs that match your interests and academic needs. When you reach out, be sure to include the name of your home university in your email. Follow me on Facebook @jgrossisep for scholarship announcements, application advice and my on-campus visits and events schedule. I look forward to working with you!

Universidad Americana

Universidad Americana is a private institution of higher education, founded in 1992 by a group of university professors who shared a dedication to the development and improvement of higher education...

Walk Score®: 50


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Natural Resources/Conservation: Recommended!

    Environmental Science Forestry Sustainability Studies

  • Agriculture

  • Biology

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Tourism Management

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

No Language Evaluation is required, but it is strongly recommended that students have taken at least one Spanish language class prior to beginning program

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Universidad Americana

Managua, Nicaragua



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