Puerto Rico

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Puerto Rico program is suspended. Please consider your application for J-Term 2022.


Puerto Rico - Spanish for Non-Native Speakers and Puerto Rican Culture Program

Course Number/Name: INED 415- Study Abroad- Puerto Rico UPRRP

UPR ImageCourse Description: This program is designed to increase participants' ability to communicate in all aspects of the Spanish language, as well as to enhance their understanding of Puerto Rican cultural patterns. Students will take two courses at the University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras campus (UPRRP).

  1. Spanish for Non-Native Speakers at the  Intermediate or Advanced level (3 credits)
  2. Society and Culture in Puerto Rico (3 credits)- An overview of island culture that explores its history, arts, folklore, ecology, economics, geography and politics. The course is designed as a series of lectures and workshops given by experts in each field and integrated with field trips and cultural activities.

In addition to traditional classroom instruction, weekly field trips, workshops and cultural activities are built into the program to enhance learning and to allow students to become better acquainted with some of the most important features of Puerto Rican culture and landscape. The program also includes the opportunity to participate in additional field trips and social and cultural activities. 

Program Type: Faculty-Led

Credits: 6 undergraduate credits

Course Dates:  approx. December 27 - January 20

Language of Instruction: English and Spanish

Housing: Residence Halls 

Eligible Participants: 

  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in good academic standing
  • Students must have taken the equivalent of SPAN 110 or 116 or be at the intermediate level

Application Deadline: October prior to the program running

$150 Deposit Due: October prior to the program running

Course Fee Deadline: November prior to the program running

Cost: Please contact the Office of International Education.
(New budgets are generally available in the summer prior to the program running.)

Apply Now: Submit an application, one faculty reference (included in application) and a copy of your transcripts to the Office of International Education.


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