Applications for Nicaragua service trip available online

Undergraduate students are invited to submit applications for the Office of Community Service’s January 2018 service trip to Nicaragua.

Held annually during winter break, the Nicaragua service trip is run through Mustard Seed Communities, an organization that works with the local Catholic church to serve the needs of abandoned or orphaned children with mental and physical disabilities.

Participants will work with children and young adults at Hogar Belen Diriamba Orphanage while staying in a dorm-style mission cottage on the campus. A majority of the orphanage’s residents cannot speak, so participants will learn to communicate with the children through other means.

Applications are available online and are due by noon Wednesday, March 22. Interviews will be held April 20-27 and decisions will be announced Friday, April 28.

The program fee of $1,700 includes round-trip airfare, transportation from campus to the airport, in-country transportation, seven nights lodging, most meals and project construction materials.

For more information, consult the Nicaragua service trip handbook or contact the Office of Community Service at (401) 341-2440 or

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