International Studies in English in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969

Program information

The International Studies Program in English in San Juan, Puerto Rico allows students to experience island life while simultaneously developing their education. Immerse yourself in the unique culture of the island, stroll along the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, sample the many tropical infused flavors of the Caribbean and explore the many natural wonders of this island. During this program, students will take classes specifically designed for foreign students at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC). The University promotes a participatory and active education that incorporates a multifaceted approach to learning.

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Choose your term

Start Date: Aug, 2022
Apply by: May 15, 2022
End Date: Dec, 2022
Cost: $14.500
Start Date: Jan 12, 2022
Apply by: Nov 15, 2021
End Date: May 20, 2022
Cost: $14.000
Start Date: Aug, 2021
Apply by: May 15, 2021
End Date: May, 2022
Cost: $29.800

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ING 126 -ANGLOPHONE CARIBBEAN LITERATURE
This course will examine and analyze selections of prose, poetry, and drama from the islands of the English-speaking Caribbean. Students will consider the texts in light of the socio-cultural values and concerns of the colonial, postcolonial, and contemporary years.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
ING 124 - FILM AND LITERATURE IN A HISPANIC PUERTO RICAN CONTEXT
This course will study the complexity of the interrelationship between film and literature as a means to develop a more critical sense of film and literary analysis. Ethical values in the reading discussions will be examined, as well as in the essays that are written in the course. Special emphasis on the artistic and literary work of the Puerto Rican Diaspora in the States.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
CSO 104 - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ANALYSIS
Critical discussion of the main debates in the social sciences. Analyzes the major transformations of the contemporary world in the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental spheres. It studies the dynamic role played by the individual in these scenarios and in the processes of change. Through dialogue and discussion of divergent positions, it provides students with the necessary tools to deepen their social analysis. The student develops activities linked to the external community in such a way as to demonstrate the relevance of this course in the general education component.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
GCM 101 - THE TEXT IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
This course explores text’s communicative functions as an intellectual, social, artistic, and political manifestation. Through the critical analysis of essays, stories, poems, and audiovisual products that present contemporary themes from diverse styles, the student investigates the effectiveness of his/her own oral and written communication in formal and informal registers. This seminar is supported by the Language Lab. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring, Fall
SPAN 193 - SPANISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
This course aims to work with the learner as an intercultural speaker. The course will be developed through the presentation of the material and the learning process in three phases: approach, deepening and consolidation. The intercultural speaker must be able to identify the relevant aspects of the new culture to which he/she gains access through Spanish and establish bridges between the culture of origin and that of Puerto Rico. This course corresponds to the second stage of the process of learning a second language and therefore reinforces what was presented in the first level with more complex explanations and examples that break the general rules.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
SPAN 191 - SPANISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: BEGINNER LEVEL
This course analyzes language from the perspective of communication. The student is confronted with a new language and learns it from the dimension of social use in which the student is perceived as a social agent who has tasks to carry out. To do so, he/she needs to activate his/her general and linguistic competencies by means of appropriate communication strategies. In addition to social use, the course includes an intercultural dimension and a dimension of language learning itself.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
ADM 102 - Organizational Dynamics
Introduction to business financial management, with emphasis on the corporation. Study of the theoretical aspects of financial markets, their instruments, intermediaries and institutions. Financial asset valuation models are discussed as well as interest and returns. The most common financial policies in investment and business financing are analyzed. Discussion of typical problems in the administration of the organization’s funds.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
EDU 390 - INTERNSHIP, SERVICE LEARNING AND INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Participating in an internship is a fundamental key to being an active member in today’s business world. One of the most valued resources in a company is having worked in a foreign country. The main goal of this course is that the student has the opportunity to get professional experience in different areas, such as business, tourism, communication, and teaching, among others; and at the same time be in a cultural immersion context, so they can improve their Spanish language abilities as they will have to use it at work all the time.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
HIST 212PR - DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUERTO RICAN NATION
An overview of the historical process of Puerto Rico with special emphasis on the social, economic, and political aspects of the 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. Topics such as the genesis of nationality, the laws that forged the Puerto Rican state, ideologies and political parties in Puerto Rico, and the future in a society that has not achieved a consensus regarding its political definition are analyzed.

SYLLABUS - COMING SOON

Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring

What are you spending your program fee on?

For a specific price for this program please reach out to us, as fees vary depending on the destination.

What does the program fee include?

Tuition

Double occupancy room

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and Spanish Studies Abroad transcript

Orientation

Health Insurance

Local study visits & cultural activities

Support of on-site Spanish Studies 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.

How much spending money should I budget for?

These costs are merely orientative*

Some students will spend more and others will spend less, of course. Consider your lifestyle and budget accordingly.

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Meet your Resident Director

“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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