International Studies in English in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Providing unique learning experiences for 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.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes held Monday to Thursday
  • All courses are taught by Universidad del Sagrado Corazón professors.
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 12-15 credits per semester
  • 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: 1 semester of college level Spanish or the equivalent (ex. highschool)
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years old before program begins
  • 3.0 overall GPA required

International Studies in English Programs

Jan 15, 2020
– May 20, 2020
Apply by: Oct 15, 2019
$10.700
Aug, 2020
– Dec, 2020
Apply by: May 15, 2020
$10.700
Aug, 2020
– May, 2021
Apply by: May 15, 2020
$20.900

Course Catalog

Tropical Biology and Ecosystems
BIO 250 - INTRODUCTION TO SPELEOLOGY
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Tropical Biology and Ecosystems
BIO 303 - NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Humanities
ING 216 - CARIBBEAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Humanities
CSO 104E - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ANALYSIS: SERVICE LEARNING COURSE
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Tropical Biology and Ecosystems
BIO 220 - FOREST SYSTEMS OF PUERTO RICO
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
International Business
GME 201 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
International Business
EMP 105 - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COMPANIES
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
International Business
CON 211 - ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGERS I
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
International Business
CIN 314 - INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
International Business
ADM 201 - BUSINESS LAW
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Culture, History and Sociology
HIST 212PR-E - 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
EDU 390 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, 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 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

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & 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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