Integrated Studies Program in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

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.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes held Monday to Thursday
  • All courses are taught by Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC) professors. Please consult the USC website for information on available courses.
  • 3.0 in Spanish language coursework
  • 12-18 credits per semester
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • Students will live on campus in single-sex dorms with Puerto Rican roommates.
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

  • Prerequisite: the completion of one semester of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent prior to the program.

Integrated Studies Programs

2020 Puerto Rico Integrated Studies Spring Semester

01/15/2020
– 05/20/2020
Apply by: 15/10/2019
$10.700

2020 Puerto Rico Integrated Studies Fall Semester

Aug 2020
– Dec 2020
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$10.700

2020-2021 Puerto Rico Integrated Studies Academic Year

Aug 2020
– May 2021
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$20.900

Course Catalog

Integrated Course Options
USCINT - INTEGRATED COURSES AT USC
Integrated Studies students in San Juan choose 6-12 credits of integrated coursework in a variety of academic areas. Classes are alongside Puerto Rican students at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. See http://www.sagrado.edu/en/university-catalog// for course listings. For Spring 2018 course offerings and schedules, please click here.
4 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent
Fall, Spring
Cross-Cultural Reflection
HIST 212PR - DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUERTO RICAN NATION
Panoramic view of the main historical processes of the Puerto Rican nation, especially the political, economic and social aspects during the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes such as the nature and development of the concept of nationality and the ideology of political parties will be studied. 3 credits.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
IRP 390 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Independent research on a subject of the student’s choice. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/irp.
Credits: 3
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
INT 390 - INTERNSHIP COURSE
Practical experience through placement in a local company or organization. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/internshipoption
Credits: 3
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
CSO 104 - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ANALYSIS: SERVICE LEARNING SEMINAR
Critical study of the principles and debates in the social sciences. An analysis of the significant changes in the contemporary world in the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental spheres. Includes the dynamic role of the individual in these scenarios and processes of change.
Credits: 3
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 293PR - SPANISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE, LEVEL 4
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Language
SPAN 291PR - SPANISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE, LEVEL 3
This course aims to develop self-learning students. By using the basic communication tools that the student already has, the course improves both oral and written communication skills, directed at students achieving the competencies of a native speaker. Based on research that shows that language is processed in blocks or groups of words, not just word by word, this level allows students to develop their learning based on a notional and functional approach based on the articulation of communicative intentions and the concepts the speaker is referring to.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 227PR - ADVANCED COMPOSITION
This is a writing workshop designed to introduce students to research skills and writing informal, formal, or monographic essays reflecting their research, according to what is required by the topics discussed. Ethical values are presented in the discussions and written essays. The course requires active participation by students in activities outside of the University campus, since research involves observation of reality through association with community projects and organizations. Ethical values are discussed.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 226PR - ADVANCED GRAMMAR
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 225PR - ORAL COMMUNICATION
The nature and basic principles of oral communication. Group discussions and exercises. Oral interpretations, opinions and speeches. The use of logical arguments to influence an audience.
Credits: 2
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 193PR - BEGINNER SPANISH, LEVEL 2
Theoretical practice study of the basic grammar structures essential to learn Spanish as a second language. The course provides the students with the opportunity to learn the Spanish language through the study of grammar structures and basic vocabulary. Topics from Hispanic Caribbean and Hispanic American culture. Second Level.
One semester of college Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 106PR - READING FOR COMPOSITION
A workshop designed to help students refine their written composition skills. Writing and reading of various expository and argumentative essays.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

Meet your Resident Director

Before as Resident Director, I am your go-to person in San Juan. I will help you navigate the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, point you in the right direction as you develop your intellectual interests, and be there when you need me.
I hope to welcome you and make your visit a rewarding experience, a journey through which you will learn the language while you discover the wonders of Puerto Rico, of the city of San Juan, and of its inhabitants.”

Gloria Matanzo

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