Nicaragua Summer Institute

Island of Ometepe


COST: $7100

*Download application packet here for more details

Need based financial aid and other funding sources are available, click here for details. 

To read past participants' first hand accounts of their experiences, click here.


Cost Includes:

- All tuition fees  - Emergency health insurance with evacuation if needed. 
- Language Training  - Housing for 2 months
 - Cultural training  - Most Meals
 - Pre-depature information and guidence  - Hospital briefing and intro's
 - Text book, lab book and all lab supplies  - Tools and hands on instruction
 - Biomedical Equipment course and lab  - Organized group excursion
 - Tool kits and basic repair supplies  - Full time in country staff available 24/7
 - In country mobile phones  - 24 hour safety hotline


Schedule (May 18 - July 21)

First day scrubs

 EWH Summer Institute begins (May 18)
All participants meet at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua, Nicaragua no later than 10PM. Meet host families.

Granada, Nicaragua (May 18 – June 16) 
May 19: Orientation and Spanish Placement, First Technical Class, Classes begin

Schedule for Monday-Thursday:

8:00-12:00 Spanish lessons
12:00-1:00 Lunch break
1:00-2:00 Lecture: Introduction to Medical Instruments and Measurements
2:00-5:00 Laboratory: Working in Developing World Hospitals





Schedule for Fridays 
8:00-5:00 Field work in local hospital

May 24: Group Excursion/Tour

Host Hospital (June 18 – July 18)
June 17: Travel to host hospital
June 18 – July 18: Work in host hospital, 8:00 - 5:00 or as determined by your hospital supervisor

End of Program Conference (July 19th)
July 19: By 10AM, All participants arrive in Managua, Nicaragua
July 20, 10AM - 10PM: Poster Presentations and Discussion

EWH Summer Experience ends (July 21st)
Shuttles to Managua Airport

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