“I felt this trip bridged the gap between the theory and practice of international humanitarian aid and assistance and gave us the unique opportunity to apply, test and analyze the various theories we discussed in the classroom.”
– Suzanne Arnold, ’14
This January, following the Fall 2013 Foreign Service Program course, nine students, one staff member, and the IIHA Academic Director traveled to Nicaragua for a week-long immersion trip. Through conversations with representatives of governmental and non-governmental international humanitarian organizations, the students gained tangible experiences that illuminated the realities of working in the Global South. Designed to portray the complex relationships of the actors working within Nicaragua, each year’s trip builds on the specific knowledge gained during the preceding coursework and challenges students to critically about the commonly accepted practices.