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In July, the university’s world languages Spanish courses hosted “Global Academy in Granada, Nicaragua.” Associate Professor of World Languages and Literature Dr. Stacey Alba Skar said it was the perfect classroom setting for students to immerse themselves in language, culture and biology for two weeks.

“Our classroom is a museum and the beach is a place to learn,” said Skar. “When traveling as a part of a course, every place becomes an opportunity to engage in real world learning.”

Students also learned about preserving turtle eggs with the help of Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Theodora Pinou. In addition to weekly studies, there were also weekend trips to Refugio La Flor, Volcano Lake of Laguna de Apoyo, and the Mombacho cloud forest.