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  • Locations: Managua, Nicaragua
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language Prerequisite: Yes -- see program description
Program Description:


Location: Managua, Nicaragua


The UCA was founded in July 1960 by the Society of Jesus, and was the first private university in Central America
Co-curricular activities include classes, which meet several hours a week, chorus, lyric singing, artistic dance, experimental theater, group singing and vocal technique, and creative writing.
UCA treats sports as integral to the formation of students and a means whereby the university models healthy living. UCA offers students the opportunity to learn and develop their talents in 11 different sports: volleyball, table tennis, basketball, indoor soccer, karate, taekwondo, judo, chess, tennis, sambo, and self-defense. Sports with intramural tournaments are basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, table tennis, and chess. Seventy percent of the students who play on UCA interscholastic teams also play on various national teams. The UCA volleyball coach Rene Quintana is the Central American representative for the International Commission of NORCECA Volleyball Championships. She has been recognized in the national hall of fame for coaching 23 national championship teams over the past 30 years.
Service Projects
Since 1995 the University Pastoral Center has sponsored a social volunteer program open to students, graduates, teachers, and all university personnel. In 2016 there were 230 volunteers assisting in projects which include those of all ages with disabilities, a nursing home, street children, community centers for young school children, a home for abused children and another for adolescent girls, an infant's hospital, and work with incarcerated men. The University encourages students through volunteering to develop feelings of humanism and solidarity with the most vulnerable.
Undergraduates: 8,787




All courses are taught in Spanish so you should have a B2 or equivalent in Spanish.



Accommodations and Finances

Students live in private residences in proximity to the campus. The school provides a list of suggested properties that rent rooms to students.  Cost varies, but are usually in the $700-$1,000 range per semester.

Meals are available at campus cafeterias or nearby "comedores;" students may also prepare his/her own meals. Budgeting $10/day, the semester total will be approximately $1,000/semester.

Books and Supplies will cost in the range of $100.





For general questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residential Hall, Suite 23.

For more detailed information about courses, housing, etc. at UCA you may contact Laurie Cordua Cruz

For questions about the application process, you may contact Ximena Porras



Application Process

Once you have completed the Augsburg University approval process, Augsburg will nominate you as an exchange student. You will then need to complete a separate application for UCA:

The application process includes:

  • Application form

  • Scanned copy of your passport

  • Scanned copy of your student ID

  • Transcript

The deadline for submitting applications for Fall 2018 or Academic Year 2018-19 is April 1.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.