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San Juan, Puerto Rico Project Center
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: B term
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets: B term
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
B term 2014-2015 08/03/2014
08/15/2014 10/25/2014 12/19/2014
B term 2015-2016 10/06/2014 01/12/2015 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Program Term:
B Term
Project Opportunities:
IQP
Director:
Lauren Mathews
Center Highlights:
Community Development, International, Urban
Housing:
Shared rooms in a hotel
Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure
Program Eligibility:
All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
Program Description:

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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

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.

Resources

Student travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Country-specific page from the U.S. Department of State

Country-specific travel health information from the Center for Disease Control