• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• Junior or senior status preferred; all majors are welcome. 
• 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Communication with Nicaraguan partners will largely be in Spanish, so participation is easiest when students have had at least two years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. However, the program welcomes students with little to no Spanish who are willing to work actively with Nicaraguan translators.
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Students will need to enroll in one credit of Nutritional Sciences 375 in fall 2017. The fall class will meet from 4-5:15 PM on November 1,8,15, and 29 and for a full day on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Accepted students will be given permission to enroll in this course.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Education

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Winter 2017-2018: Early to mid-January

Fall 2017: The group will meet as a class throughout November 2017.

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Winter Intersession 2017-18  4/28/2017
Extended Deadline: 7/21/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Nicaragua, Multiple
UW Colaboración Ambiental: Ecological Restoration, Climate Change and Water Stewardship

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The UW Colaboracion Ambiental: Ecological Restoration, Climate Change and Water Stewardship program is offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

Through observation, participation, and hands-on experiences, you will explore topics in environmental education, ecological restoration, civic ecology, and community engagement on this interdisciplinary program.

Gain global and cross cultural perspectives by serving as community outreach educators for Colaboración Ambiental/Latino Earth Partnership in Granada and Leon, Nicaragua.

You’ll also have opportunities to work with community youth and local educators to develop relevant, place-based educational resources and plan and implement a schoolyard restoration project or rain garden.