Nicaragua Outreach Immersion
Students develop their knowledge of the partnering community’s cultural life patterns, vernacular systems and existing knowledge so they can work to blend traditional approaches with modern methods and materials. This process helps students to see design and planning as a powerful unifying tool in finding appropriate and sensitive solutions to addressing social need, and it preserves traditional culture and community, while enhancing the environmental and social welfare of populations in need. By assessing real world design problems, developing and proposing solutions and doing the physical work necessary to bring their work to fruition, students get a broad exposure to design and planning work, as well as the humanitarian contexts for their work. By the nature of the projects, there is broad applicability to students from many majors.
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