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MEDLIFE
Managua, Nicaragua (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program
Program Description:
Managua

ABOUT THIS DESTINATION

Nicaragua is a small country of unmatched beauty. Nicaraugua has not one but two coastlines full of pristine beaches that have not yet developed into tourist traps. The country also boasts some of the best-preserved colonial cities in the Americas, like Grenada.

The country's beauty, however, stands in stark contrast to the extreme poverty experienced by many of the people who reside in it, poverty brought on by a history full of internal conflicts and natural disasters. Nicaragua is the second most impoverished nation in the Americas, with 42.5% living below the national poverty line. MEDLIFE will begin working in Ciudad de Sandino, a city with particularly grave problems that came into being as a refuge for flood victims in the 70s and has continued to take in the refugees of the many subsequent internal conflicts and disasters that have besieged Nicaragua.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

There is a lot of work that needs to be done to bring quality healthcare to the people of Managua! Become part of the change and come work with MEDLIFE in Nicaragua. MEDLIFE's first round of clinics in Managua seek to take the first step in addressing the significant healthcare needs of Ciudad Sandino by providing free basic healthcare services in our Mobile Clinics.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 10/27/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.