The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
Nicaragua, the biggest country in Central America, is populated with friendly people and offers a great amount of different landscapes, including amazing lakes and volcanoes. Although currently considered the poorest country in Central America, its increasing agricultural exports may predict a much brighter future for this country. In addition, a tumultuous political past presents exciting history lessons.
Nicaragua’s higher education system offers 36 public and 68 private universities, presenting students with the opportunity to obtain Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.
Finding a job in Nicaragua may be a harsh task, especially with the high unemployment rates. Even so, it can still be possible to find a job as an English teacher at an international school or private-language center. In contrast, there is a highly developed volunteering culture, with associations such as Habitat for Humanity and Seeds of Learning who are looking forwards to receive new recruits.
Living costs in Nicaragua can vary greatly depending on the area. For instance, the same bedroom can cost up to 50 % more whether it is located in the city center or outside the center. The average living costs for students range from 350 to 700 EUR per month, including meals, accommodation, public transport and entertainment.
Top 3 reasons to study in Nicaragua:
- Friendly and supportive teachers
- Perfect place to learn or improve language skills
- Rich culture and amazing lakes and volcanoes
Did you know this about Nicaragua?
- The National Autonomous University of Nicaragua is the oldest university in Nicaragua (established in 1812) and second built in Central America.
- The name of the capital, Managua, means “where there is a body of water”.
- Most streets in Nicaragua do not have any name, which can complicate the job of the taxi drivers, food delivery and mail men.