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The Puerto Rico Project Center offers an opportunity to be immersed in a Caribbean culture that is a unique and harmonious blend of Spanish and North American influences found nowhere else in the world. Located in San Juan, the Center offers the attractions of a large metropolitan area within easy reach of El Yunque National Park, white sand beaches, the historic El Morro Spanish fortress, Arecibo Observatory, and many other sites of interest.
Projects are completed in teams and focus on issues related to sustainability, including specific challenges in the areas of the environment, community development, public health and housing, transportation, and land use and agricultural development. Sponsoring agencies have included Commonwealth and federal governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector businesses. Projects offer students the opportunity to make meaningful changes in the area of sustainable development in this thriving and dynamic island.