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  • Locations: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II, Summer III
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Spanish Studies Abroad 
  • Restrictions: Ithaca applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Areas of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Culture, Economics, Education, Engineering, Film Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Iberian Studies, Independent Study, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internship, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Media, Other Language and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences, Service Learning, Social Policy, Sociology, Spanish (Language), Women Studies, Writing
Housing Options: Dormatory Program Provider: Spanish Studies Abroad
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Program Description:
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Integrated Studies Program - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Why choose San Juan?
Known today as “La Ciudad Amurallada” (the walled city), San Juan is one of the biggest natural harbors in the Caribbean and the oldest city in United States territory. It is also the one of the largest capitals in the Caribbean, with a population of over 2 million people. Old San Juan holds many of the government buildings and is characterized by its seventeenth and eighteenth century colonial style which echoes its Spanish ancestry.

About the Integrated Studies Program
The Integrated Studies Program gives students the unique opportunity to take classes alongside Puerto Rican students at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, while benefiting from the cultural guidance, language tools, and academic quality that defines Spanish Studies Abroad programming.

Program Highlights
Through university coursework, integration with local students, and multiple cross-cultural opportunities, students will find Spanish Studies Abroad in San Juan to be a highly immersive and integrated study abroad experience. For students who have reached at least the low advanced level, the Integrated Studies program provides the opportunity for students to enroll in all of the regular classes that are offered in both English and Spanish with Puerto Rican students. Students will be able to choose from a full set of courses that cover a multitude of disciplines, such as humanities, health, business and many others.


LEARN THE LANGUAGE...

  • Guided direct-enrollment in courses
  • 12-18 credits per semester
  • Classes taught by local faculty
  • Independent Research Projects
  • Internships, Service Learning for credit
  • Intercambios with native speakers

TRAVEL THE LAND...

  • All-inclusive program-sponsored study trips
  • Visits to locations such as El Yunque (Tropical Rain Forest), Old San Juan, the city of Ponce and more!
  • Optional excursions to various other sites in San Juan.

LIVE THE LIFE...

  • Organized cultural activities with local and international students
  • Reside in on-campus student dorms
  • Citywide festivals, upbeat nightlife and rich cultural attractions
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Access to campus life and resources through student clubs, organizations, and university events

...with Spanish Studies Abroad

Program Inclusions:

Spanish Studies Abroad program fees include tuition, housing, support of the onsite Spanish Studies Abroad Resident Director, pre-departure support, local study visits, cultural activities, orientation, health insurance, and a USC (Universidad Sagrado Corazón) transcript. Optional trips and activities are also available through the university.

Requirements:

  • 1 semester of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish language coursework
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years old before program begins

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Contact:                                                                                                                                                                            
Spanish Studies Abroad

446 Main Street
Amherst MA, 01002
tel: (413) 256-0011
email: info@spanishstudies.org
www.spanishstudies.org




Integrated Studies Program                       PR Map
San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Integrated Studies Program provides students with a chance to enrich their education through greater cultural immersion. For students who have reached at least the low advanced level, the Integrated Studies program provides the opportunity for students to enroll in all of the regular classes that are offered in Spanish with Puerto Rican students as well as some courses in English. Students will be able to choose from a full set of courses that cover a multitude of disciplines, such as humanities, health, business and many others. 

The Integrated program is based upon Spanish Studies' unique Guided Direct Enrollment Model in which students benefit from three levels of cultural integration.

SEMESTER PROGRAM INFORMATION
  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes held Monday to Thursday
  • Prerequisite: the completion of one semester of advanced college-level Spanish or the equivalent, or native/near-native speakers of Spanish
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years old before program begins
  • 12-18 credits per semester
SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION
  • 3.0 GPA required in Spanish language coursework
  • 4 semesters of college Spanish required prior to applying
  • Students can choose courses in a variety of disciplines worth 3 credits each:
    • Humanities
    • Spanish Language
    • Communication
    • Education
    • Natural Sciences
    • Business Administration
All courses are taught by Puerto Rican university professors.
Click here to see a list of undergraduate courses at USC. For specific course descriptions or questions regarding courses, please contact info@spanishstudies.org.

Accommodations
Students will live on campus in single-sex dorms with Puerto Rican roommates.
All dorms are double rooms, and come equipped with refrigerators, shared bathrooms and cooking facilities. Twenty-four hours security ensures the absolute safety of the students. Along with the main cafeteria and several snack bars, students will be able to take full advantage of the rich and delicious culinary culture in the town's many restaurants and eateries.


This program is currently not accepting applications.