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Capstone Scholars

Upcoming Programs

We are excited to host three different programs for the upcoming study abroad season. Come see what our students will be up to!


Nicaragua Spring Medical Program

Dr. Patrick Hickey will lead students on his annual excursion to the rural Nicaraguan community of Masaya, bringing healthcare to the people in their homes and clinics. Students will fly to Managua, Nicaragua, and spend seven days assisting doctors and nurses with patient histories, diagnoses and medications. Daily service will be followed by evening classes on such topics as medical Spanish, tropical diseases and how to suture or administer injections. Students will also have a free day to enjoy Nicaragua, zip-lining, hiking or simply shopping and enjoying the local culture.


Nicaragua Maymester Education Program

Dr. Julia Lopez-Robertson and other USC students will serve the rural Nicaraguan community of Masaya by providing educational assistance to local primary school students. Students will be based in Masaya, where they will provide hands-on educational assistance through volunteer work in a classroom setting. Additionally, they will have opportunities to work on community service projects and explore the area through a variety of cultural excursions. Of course, there will be time to enjoy the beauty of Nicaragua and take part in other culturally immersive activities.


Amsterdam Maymester Program

Dr. Doyle Stevick will lead Capstone Scholars to the Netherlands, working in partnership with the Anne Frank House and its expert staff. Students will examine Anne Frank's life, the forces that made the Holocaust possible and the resulting legacy of this tragedy on human rights and international justice. This program will take place between Amsterdam and The Hague, the site of the Nuremberg Trials and home of the International Criminal Court.