Summer Term in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

The Summer Terms consist of four-week intensive language and/or content course sessions in June and July. In the Intensive Language Program, students take one 3-credit language course per term and have the option of taking a history course in English for an additional 3 credits. Advanced students in the Integrated Program select one or two courses from a variety of disciplines and may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning opportunity during their summer term. 

The Spanish Studies Resident Director and staff guide you through this process of discovery by regular contact with Spanish Studies students and organizing exciting outdoor activities and study trips to get to know the culture and people of Puerto Rico. 

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes held Monday through Friday
  • Intensive Spanish courses for beginners and for advanced students of Spanish
  • Access to integrated university classes taught in Spanish
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 3-6 semester credits per term
  • Students will live on campus in single-sex dorms with Latin American, Spanish, or Puerto Rican roommates
  • Full access to university facilities
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

  • No Spanish required for the Intensive Language Program and 4 semesters of college Spanish for Integrated Program
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years old before program begins
  • Enrollment in individual courses, especially language courses, may have additional prerequisites

Intensive Language for Absolute Beginners

  • 3.0 overall GPA required
  • No Spanish required
  • Beginner Spanish, Level 1 offered in June
  • Beginner Spanish, Level 2 offered in July
  • Each course worth 3 credits
  • Optional History of Puerto Rico course offered in June and taught in English

Integrated Program

  • 3.0 GPA required in Spanish language coursework
  • 4 semesters of college Spanish required prior to applying
  • Students can choose courses in a variety of disciplines worth 3 credits each: Humanities, Spanish Language, Communication, Education, Natural Sciences, Business Administration

Summer Term Programs

2020 Puerto Rico Intensive Language Summer Terms 1 & 2

Jun 2020
– Jul 2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$8.000

2020 Puerto Rico Intensive Language Summer Term 2

Jun 2020
– Jul 2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$4.500

2020 Puerto Rico Intensive Language Summer Term 1

Jun 2020
– Jun 2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$4.500

2020 Puerto Rico Integrated Summer Terms 1 & 2

Jun 2020
– Jul 2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$8.000

2020 Puerto Rico Integrated Summer Term 2

Jul 2020
– Jul 2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$4.500

2020 Puerto Rico Integrated Summer Term 1

Jun 2020
– Jun 2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$4.500

Course Catalog

Integrated Summer Program
USCINTS - SUMMER INTEGRATED COURSES AT USC
Summer students with advanced level Spanish choose 3-6 credits of integrated coursework in a variety of academic areas. Classes are alongside Puerto Rican students at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. Click here for Summer integrated course listings. Click here for Summer integrated course listings.
4 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent
Summer, Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Integrated Summer Program
SPAN 293PRS - ADVANCED SPANISH, LEVEL 4
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer, Summer Term 1
Integrated Summer Program
IRP 390S - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Credits: 3
Summer, Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Integrated Summer Program
INT 390S - INTERNSHIP COURSE SUMMER
Practical experience through placement in a local company or organization. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/internshipoption
Credits: 3
Summer, Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Integrated Summer Program
CSO 104S - 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
Summer, Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Spanish Studies-Intensive Language
SPAN 193PRS - 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
Summer, Summer Term 2
Spanish Studies-Intensive Language
SPAN 191PRS - BEGINNER SPANISH, LEVEL 1
Theoretical practical study of the basic structures essential to learn Spanish as a second language. The course provides students with the opportunity to learn the Spanish language through the study of grammatical structures and basic vocabulary. Topics from Hispanic Caribbean and Hispanic American culture. First Level.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer, Summer Term 1
SPANISH STUDIES-INTENSIVE LANGUAGE
HIST 212PRS-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
Summer, Summer Term 1

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

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.

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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