LBAT Puerto Rico

Description

Study language, sustainability, media, and community for five weeks at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, one of the top universities in the Caribbean.

Earn 6 semester credit hours of Spanish at the 3000/4000 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 very 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 on the local ecosystems. Practice Spanish in community engagement events through partnerships with NGOs and service-learning opportunities. Enjoy San Juan's nightlife, a city famous for its salsa and reggaetón music. Produce media projects on sustainable alternatives for the development of an island with a history of colonialism, accelerated industrialization, and financial instability.

Location

San Juan, Adjuntas, Ponce, and Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Dates

May 15 - June 19, 2022

Host Institution

The Instituto Interdisciplinario y Multicultural (INIM) at the University of Puerto Rico

Accommodations

Student dormitories at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan

Courses

  • SPAN 3070: Latin American Music
  • SPAN 4350: Iberoamerican Cities

Total credits: 6

Prerequisites

Spanish 2002 or the equivalent of good academic standing and willingness to adapt to a new cultural environment. This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Cost

  • The Program Fee is $4,000. Fee includes housing, ground transportation, cultural and service-learning site visits, some meals, and health insurance.
  • Program Fee does not include: Application Fee ($150), 6 credit hours tuition, airfare to and from Puerto Rico, Georgia Tech technology fee, and some meals.

Cancellation Policy

Students who choose not to participate in the program after submitting an application will be subject to the following non-negotiable fee schedule:

  • Students canceling before January 15th will lose their $300.00 deposit.
  • Students canceling after January 15th must pay 25% of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after February 15th must pay 50% of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after March 15th must pay 100% of the program fee.

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, public health issues, 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.