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Summer opportunities in nearby Puerto Rico!
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Program Highlight:
Summer Terms in San Juan, Puerto Rico

 
Summer Term consists of a four-week Intensive Language and Culture session. Over the course of the summer, Spanish Studies Abroad offers two terms so that students can choose a term that works best with their schedule. During this time, students take an intensive language and culture course while also discovering the culture and people of Puerto Rico. Advanced students may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning opportunity during their summer term.
About San Juan
Originally claimed for Spain in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, Puerto Rico remained under Spanish control until it was ceded to the United States in the Spanish-American War of 1898.

In 1952 the island became a commonwealth of the United States and remains so to this day. The city of San Juan is the largest capital in the Caribbean and is considered the cultural heart of Puerto Rico.
 
Course Information 

There are two options for students who wish to study in San Juan over the summer: 
  1. Students can take elementary Spanish. During Summer Term 1, Spanish as a Foreign Language, Level 1 is offered. During Summer Term 2, Spanish as a Foreign Language, Level 2 is offered. 
  2. Students with four semesters of college Spanish, or the equivalent, completed can enroll in Integrated courses at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.
Courses in many subjects are available to students who are interested in the Integrated coursework:
Business Administration
Natural Sciences
Communication
Education
Humanistic and Social Studies
 
The course guide for both options can be found by clicking here
About Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC): 

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón is the oldest private educational institution in Puerto Rico. Three of its buildings, the Main Administration Building, the Portico and Chapel, have also been listed in the National Register of Historic Sites.

Located on 32 acres in the heart of San Juan, the university has both a distinctive campus and an urban environment. The smaller size of USC creates an atmosphere in which students are able to build support systems and friendships within the tight knit campus community. 
Additional Information:
  • For students to be eligible, they need a 3.0 overall GPA. For advanced students, they also need a 3.0 GPA in their Spanish coursework. If your student's GPA is below this, contact us to discuss their options.
     
  • All students must also be at least 18 years of age before the program begins. 
     
  • The application deadline for all summer programs is April 15th, 2017.
     
  • A single Summer Term costs $4,400, and includes Tuition, Housing, Orientation, Health Insurance, Study Tours, and On-Site Support.
     
  • All of our program dates and fees can be seen by clicking here
Group Site Visits
 
Registration is open for our upcoming group site visits: 

Spain
You can register for our group site visit to Spain (March 5-11, 2017) by clicking here. The registration deadline is coming up this Friday, January 27, 2017

Argentina
You can register for our group site visit to Argentina (October 9-13, 2017) by clicking here. The registration deadline is September 1, 2017

For more information on these group site visits, or to arrange an independent site visit, please go to this link: https://www.spanishstudies.org/site-visits.html
Summer Professional Development Opportunity
Registration is open until April 15th for the 2017 Seville Culture in the Classroom Summer Seminar. 

During this seminar, participants focus on creating methods and materials to develop communicative competence in their students and introduce the linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of Spanish to their classroom. Click here for more information
  • You can apply for the seminar through this link.
  • The dates of the program are June 26th, 2017 to July 19th, 2017.
  • The price per participant is $4,400. Discounts are available for current teachers. Contact Spanish Studies Abroad for more information.
    • Cost includes: Orientation, Tuition, Room & Board, Health Insurance, Study Tours, On-Site Support, Spanish Studies Abroad Transcript
Customized Programs
Interested in enhancing your curriculum? Facilitate student engagement while providing an enriching experience with a customized program. We will work with you to design programs that meet your specific academic, cultural, and budgetary objectives. Look at sample programs here.
 
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Application Deadlines:
Spring Semester and January Term: October 15
Summer and May Terms: April 15
Fall Semester and Academic Year: May 15
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