Spanish Summer Program in Puerto Rico

Program Contact

Juan Rodriguez
juan.rodriguez [at]
Swann 313

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Study Spanish for 5 weeks at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, one of the top universities in the Caribbean. Earn 6 semester credit hours of Spanish at the 3000 level, applicable towards a certificate, Spanish minor or ALIS, IAML or GEML major.

Live in the Caribbean and discover the vibrant culture of an island with close ties to the United States. Explore Puerto Rico's natural resources and biodiversity while learning about the island's economic opportunities and social challenges. Learn about the impact of sugar and coffee plantations in the island's ecosystems.

Practice Spanish in community engagement events through partnerships with NGO's and service-learning opportunities. Enjoy Old San Juan, a city known for its musical rhythms and its colonial architecture. Produce media projects on sustainable alternatives for the development of an island with a history of colonialism, accelerated industrialization and financial instability.


San Juan, Puerto Rico


May 21 - June 24, 2017

Host Institution

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus


Student Residence


  • SPAN 3101 or 3102: Conversation I or II
  • SPAN 3112: Spanish Composition

Total credits: 6


SPAN 2002 or equivalent, good academic standing, and willingness to adapt to a new cultural environment. 


  • The Program Fee is $3550.  Fee includes housing, ground transportation for excursions and company visits, tours of city and cultural sites, professional visits, some meals, health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.
  • Program Fee does not include: Application fee, 6 credit hours tuition, internationall airline tickets, GT technology fee, some meals, and some transportation 

Cancellation Policy

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education.  Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings