July 19 2016
Term III at Elmira College gives students a chance to further explore subjects and concepts through travel and experiential learning. This spring, Dr. Lauren Shaw, Associate Professor of Spanish, utilized her Term III course, “Contemporary Nicaragua,” to guide students through a six-week exploration of Nicaraguan history and culture.
Student studies, both on-campus and in-country, focused on the Nicaraguan Revolution, the role of U.S. foreign policy in the region, and some of the most renowned authors that Nicaragua has produced, including: Rubén Darío, Ernesto Cardenal, Gioconda Belli, and Sergio Ramírez.
While in Nicaragua, Dr. Shaw and the students experienced references to all of the authors as well as key historical events like the Sandinista Revolution. In addition, the group had the opportunity to hear prominent musician, singer and composer, Carlos Mejía Godoy, and to see Nicaragua’s most active volcano, Masaya Volcano, in action.
According to Dr. Shaw, other trip highlights included:
Click here to read the blog and learn more about the students and their Term III experience in Nicaragua.