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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Spend a Semester in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, is the oldest private educational institution in Puerto Rico. Originally founded in 1880 as an all girl’s school by the religious order of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the institution become the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in 1935. Located on 32 acres in the heart of San Juan, the university has both a distinctive campus and an urban environment.

Why Choose San Juan, Puerto Rico?

  • Affordable study abroad program located in the heart of the Caribbean with a culturally rich political, social and economic history
  • Spanish Studies Abroad Resident director and 24/7 support
  • A campus on 32 acres in the heart of San Juan with abundant educational opportunities
  • Open to all levels of Spanish studies students
  • Variety of academic courses in Spanish or English
  • Home to El Yunque Rainforest

Visit the Spanish Studies Abroad Website

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.
Students will live on the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon 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 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.
Contact the Director of Study Abroad to discuss program fees and financial aid.
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.
Application Procedures
To be eligible, you must have a 3.0 GPA in Spanish Coursework.
Next Steps
After acceptance please 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.