PLU School of Business


PLU Well Installation Course in Nicaragua


March 21-28, 2015 (PLU Spring Break)

See the APPLICATION and FAQ section about this course here

This course will offer an intense, hands-on experiential learning opportunity in the poorest country in Latin America. Together, we will fund and install a well for a village without access to clean water near Leon, Nicaragua. You will gain insights into nonprofit work as you start and finish a well project, and along the way explore issues of social justice as you experience both challenges and opportunities within a village community which you will grow to love. Further, we’ll explore how microcredit can be a potential pathway for building economic independence for entrepreneurs and communities in Nicaragua. For this, we will meet with borrowers who have turned to microcredit to fund their dreams. Come live PLU’s mission as you learn in Nicaragua.


$2,480 - ALL INCLUSIVE: Covers airfare, all transportation in Nicaragua, accommodations, all in country meals, training and safety equipment.

Further, fundraising may offer travel support to reduce total travel costs, and participants are free to fundraise with families, friends, etc.

NEW – you can earn up to one credit for this course (optional) via BUSA 485 – Study Away. You may also be able to earn 4 internship credits for the nonprofit minor (NPLM) or with the School of Business.

Interested? Hurry, space is extremely limited (only 10 total spaces are available).

For more information, an application or answers to FAQ’s, please visit If you have any further questions, please email Becki Torgerson ( or Professor Mark Mulder ( for more information.


Applications due: 10/15/2014*                   

Learn more. Information sessions: Oct 6 (Mon) & Oct 9 (Thur), 6pm Morken 103

*The application process will close when 20 applications are received, which may be prior to 11/1/2013. If you are interested in this course, please apply ASAP.