Nicaragua Global Immersion Course

A business degree is about more than spreadsheets and cash flow analysis.

Since the fall of 2006, the Wake Forest School of Business has partnered with small businesses in Nicaragua to find new ways to optimize their value through business skills seminars. Led by students, the business skills seminars include modules on operations, organizational behavior, marketing, and finance.

Based in Managua, the Latin America Global Immersion Course provides the opportunity for students to travel throughout the city and to neighboring towns to witness the various ways in which business is conducted, and to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of history, culture, and government in a developing economic system.

In preparation for the in-country experience, students will dedicate preparation time to developing skills required to conduct effective needs assessments, facilitate participant learning, and guide businesses through the application of key business concepts in a cross-cultural context.

The learning exchange between students and Nicaraguan entrepreneurs is a meaningful and perspective-changing experience, and the knowledge gained is directly applicable to students’ careers.

 

Important dates:

  • Deadline to sign up for Nicaragua Global Immersion course – November 15 (early bird); December 15 (final)
  • Course fee – $1850 (includes: accommodations while abroad, in-country transportation, guides/ translators, some touring/tickets to cultural and historical visits, and in-country health insurance. The cost of international airfare, visas and/or passports, meals other than those included in the trip itinerary, entertainment, and independent activities that are not part of the trip are not included in the program cost. Hotel rooms are priced for double occupancy; there is an additional charge for single room requests.)
  • Class sessions – we will have one session each in January and February, on dates to be determined based on participant schedules.
  • Travel dates – the class will be divided into two groups, with one group traveling March 3-11, 2018, and the other traveling May 5-13, 2018. Students will have the opportunity to indicate their date preference.

 

Please contact Amy Wallis (wallisab@wfu.edu) for more information!