PLU Well Installation Course in Nicaragua

Tap In: How Nonprofits and Social Businesses Impact the World

Course: Spring Semester 2017 with international experience June 3-10

This course will offer an intense, hands-on experiential learning opportunity in one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Together, we will partner with a nonprofit and a special community as we seek to collaborate to fund and install a well for a village community 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.  Come live PLU’s mission as you learn in Nicaragua.


$2,680 – 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 four credits for this course (optional) via

(1) BUSA 495 Internship.  These internship credits can be used in the School of Business, or may be applied for the required nonprofit minor (NPLM) through the School of Business.  A customized internship via another program on campus could be discussed. (4 credits)

(2) BUSA 388 (Special Topics).  The special topics course will be focused on nonprofit operations, and customized projects may allow it to be considered for an elective with management or marketing. (4 credits)

(3) BUSA 491 (Independent Study).  We can explore if an independent study could be appropriate for your program at PLU. (4 credits)

Interested? Hurry, space is extremely limited (only 7-10 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: 12/15/2016 by 6 pm*

Learn more. Information sessions: TBA

*The application process will close when 15 applications are received, which may be prior to the deadline. If you are interested in this course, please apply ASAP.


  1. Please read and review the FAQ document
  2. Download and complete the application
  3. Download and send recommendation for to two (2) faculty
  4. ASK if you have any questions we can help answer
  5. Submit your application to Becki Torgerson (


  • A) Applications due 12/15 by 6 pm
  • B) Confirm participation to Wang Center ASAP
  • C) Start Fundraising!