Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2016-17

Looking for Adventure?
Come with us to Nicaragua this winter!

Join our team for a 15-day immersion in Nicaraguan life and culture with a focus on health care.

Date: travel for 16 days around January 1-16, 2017

Cost: $2,600

Nicaragua study abroadTravel Fee Includes:

  • roundtrip airfare from Syracuse, New York to Managua, Nicaragua
  • 15 nights of accommodations
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Transportation from Managua to Puerto Cabezas, and all other in-country transport
  • Translation services
  • Cultural activities
  • Workshop and activity supplies
  • Insurance (mandatory)

Not included in the travel fee: passport fees, vaccination costs, any applicable baggage fees imposed by the airlines, personal spending money (estimated $300) or tuition for associated courses.

Scholarships: Students may be eligible for scholarships through the TC3 Foundation, SUNY, Benjamin A. Gilman, and other sources. Contact Instructors or the Study Abroad Coordinator (Global Office, room 230) for more information about scholarship opportunities.


Nicaragua study abroadJoin our team for a 15-day immersion in Nicaraguan life and culture, with a focus on health care. You will engage in a full spectrum of activities as both student and educator as you participate in service learning and exchange with our Nicaraguan partners. Activities may include health clinics in remote indigenous communities, teaching projects at local health care facilities, cultural activities, and much more.

Our goal for this service-learning course is to provide you with a deeper understanding of the reality of healthcare in a resource constrained setting. This includes development of an understanding of the cultural, environmental, and social realities faced by Nicaraguans on a daily basis.

NicaraguaThe Atlantic coast of Nicaragua provides a unique and diverse setting for our group. For more than 20 years, TC3 has been travelling to Puerto Cabezas, the capital city of RAAN. Our history of service and learning in the community makes this experience unique and deeply rewarding for both our group and our Nicaraguan collaborators.

Register in Spring | Fall semester courses | Travel in January

Courses Offered

HLTH 216, International Health on-site in Nicaragua
ANTH 260, Cultural Survey of Study Abroad of Nicaragua, 7.5 wk session, attendance required

For more information

Paula Moore, RN, CNM, MSN
In 2017, Paula Moore will lead this trip for the ninth year. Paula teaches the international health on-site as well as many other nursing courses at TC3. She has been traveling and teaching the Nicaragua service learning trip to TC3 students for the past four years. Contact Paula in room 220, at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4463, or by email.

Paul Treadwell
Paul Treadwell will be leading the group for the third time. With seven years experience leading trips to Nicaragua, Paul has developed a deep understanding of the history and culture of Nicaragua. His focus is on providing rich and meaningful learning experiences for trip participants. He also works at Cornell University where he is engaged in the development of online learning courses for adult learners. Contact Paul by email.