Puerto Rico
Summer 2018

Language, Culture, and Service in Puerto Rico is a study away program designed for students who have completed SPN 202 or its equivalent.  During this program, students will spend four weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, living in home stays, taking classes, and experiencing life in La Isla del Encanto.  Students will participate in a service learning activity and in a number of excursions to places like El Yunque rainforest, the caves in Camuy, and the Bioluminescent Bay.  Come join us for an exciting learning experience in Puerto Rico!  

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Dates: TBD (mid-July to mid-August, 2018)

Eligibility: Students must have a 2.0 overall GPA and have successfully completed SPN 202. 

Course Offerings:  Students will enroll for a minimum of 7 credits in the following courses:

  • SPN 310 or SPN 342 (3 credits)
  • Upper-level IAH or AL 491 (4 credits)

Housing:  Students will be placed in a home stay.   

Estimated Program Fee: $1,600-$1,900

Program Fee includes home stay, two meals daily, group excursions, tours and transfers to and from service placement and excursions. Fee does not include MSU tuition, transportation to and from Puerto Rico, some local transportation, books and materials, additional meals, personal spending money. Financial Aid will be applicable to the total estimated cost of the program. 

For more information, contact Faculty Leader Irma Bartolo at bartoloi@msu.edu.

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