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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Spend a Summer in San Juan, Puerto Rico!
Spanish Studies Abroad offers an excellent opportunity for cross-cultural study at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (USC). The University promotes a participatory and personalized education and emphasizes the humanistic, scientific, technological, and professional formation of its students.  You develop a strong language competency in Spanish, the capacity for team work and the ability to recognize, distinguish, and practice ethical values. The curriculum assures the development of critical and creative thinking skills, a multicultural perspective and the integration of theory and practice through service learning.
The Summer Term consists of a four-week Intensive Language and Culture session. During this time, you take an intensive language and culture course, while discovering the culture and people of Puerto Rico. Advanced students may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning opportunity during their summer term.
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 hour security ensures the absolute safety of the students. Along with a 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.
The cost for each individual term is $3,960 and for both terms cost is $7,100.
Program Dates/Application Deadlines
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Spanish Studies recommends that you apply as early as possible to allow more time for pre-departure arrangements, such as applying for a student visa if needed.

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Application Procedures
To be eligible you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall or in any Spanish coursework and 1 semester of college level Spanish or the equivalent (ex. highschool) for Summer Term 1, or 3 semesters of college level Spanish or the equivalent (ex. highschool) for Summer Term 2.
Next Steps
After acceptance, complete the following required items.
Culture/City Information
As a study abroad student in Puerto Rico you will see beyond the white sand beaches and tourist attractions. Student life, coursework and local activities will quickly encourage you to become fully immersed in the language and culture of the Caribbean island lifestyle and heritage.