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International Business & Marketing in Advanced Spanish


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Jan, 2025

May, 2025

Oct 15, 2024


Program Overview

Our International Business & Marketing in Advanced Spanish program in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is tailor-made for students eager to elevate their Spanish language skills while gaining a deep understanding of global business dynamics. This program allows for direct enrollment with Puerto Rican students in specialized courses focusing on international business, marketing, economics, and cultural nuances, all taught in advanced Spanish.

Program Highlights:

  • Specialized Spanish Studies: Advance your Spanish through immersive courses in business terminology, communication, and culture.
  • Global Business Insight: Engage with a curriculum designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of international business practices and marketing strategies, all within the context of Latin American and global markets.
  • Cultural and Professional Immersion: Dive into Puerto Rican culture with business-focused outings and professional development opportunities, strengthening both your language abilities and business acumen.

San Juan’s vibrant economic landscape and rich cultural heritage provide the perfect setting for students aiming to bridge the gap between business theory and practice, all while advancing their Spanish proficiency. Embark on a journey to San Juan for an enriching and career-enhancing academic adventure.

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Artistic Pulse

San Juan’s art world melds rich history with vibrant street art, making the city a canvas of Puerto Rican culture. From the traditional craftsmanship found in Old San Juan to the cutting-edge galleries in Santurce, the city offers an immersive journey through its artistic heritage, appealing to creative spirits.

Culinary Exploration

San Juan’s gastronomy is a flavorful testament to its diverse cultural influences, offering everything from street food to sophisticated cuisine. Students can relish in the island’s culinary delights, such as mofongo and arroz con gandules, discovering the essence of Caribbean flavors in bustling markets and local eateries.

Cultural Immersion

In San Juan, Spanish language and Puerto Rican culture offer a vibrant backdrop for academic and personal growth. From historical landmarks in Old San Juan to lively cultural festivals, the city is a rich tapestry of experiences that foster deep connections with the island’s heritage and community.

Vibrant Living

Living in San Juan means embracing a lifestyle where history, culture, and natural beauty converge. Whether it’s exploring the blue cobblestone streets, enjoying the local music scene, or relaxing on sun-soaked beaches, San Juan offers a dynamic and enriching setting for students seeking a memorable experience. 🇵🇷✨

Delicious local food in San Juan, Puerto RicoYour semester in San Juan, Puerto Rico, unfolds into an enriching journey, not just academically, but by plunging you into the heart of Puerto Rican culture. We’ve curated a selection of cultural activities and excursions to enhance your experience, offering you a vibrant tapestry of the island’s heritage and lifestyle. Here’s what awaits you in San Juan:

🌺 Cultural Excursions:

  • Historic Exploration: Begin with a tour of Castillo El Morro and a stroll through the charming streets of Old San Juan, where history comes alive around every corner.
  • Natural Wonders: Venture into El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System, for a day of breathtaking scenery and possibly a dip in a waterfall.
  • Southern Charm: Take a trip to Ponce, known as the “Pearl of the South,” to visit Castillo Serrallés, the Museo del Vejigante, and Plaza del Pueblo, showcasing the island’s rich architecture and vibrant cultural scene.
  • Urban Adventure: Experience San Juan from a different perspective with an excursion on the Tren Urbano, providing insights into daily life and urban culture.

🍴 Culinary Experiences:

  • Authentic Flavors: Savor the tastes of Puerto Rico at a traditional restaurant, diving into dishes like mofongo, arroz con habichuelas, tostones, and pasteles, accompanied by local frituras and refreshing jugos del país.
  • Salsa Nights: Embrace the rhythm of the island with an opportunity to dance salsa, offering a lively way to connect with Puerto Rican music and dance traditions.

This immersive cultural program is designed to ensure you experience the essence of San Juan and Puerto Rico, not just as a visitor, but as an integral part of its vibrant community. While most activities are included in your program’s cost, some might require a small additional fee. Availability may vary based on the program schedule. This collection of experiences promises a semester filled with discovery, learning, and unforgettable memories in the heart of the Caribbean. 🇵🇷✨

Meet your Resident Director

As Resident Director, I am your go-to person in San Juan. I will help you navigate the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, point you in the right direction as you develop your intellectual interests, and be there when you need me. I hope to welcome you and make your visit a rewarding experience, a journey through which you will learn the language while you discover the wonders of Puerto Rico, of the city of San Juan, and of its inhabitants.
Alexandra Vega
Resident Director, San Juan


Student Residences

Students will reside on campus in single-sex dormitories, sharing double rooms with Puerto Rican roommates. These accommodations are well-equipped with refrigerators, shared bathrooms, and cooking facilities, ensuring a comfortable living environment. Enhanced by twenty-four-hour security, the dorms offer a safe and secure setting for all students. The campus features a main cafeteria and several snack bars, complementing the local dining scene. With access to the town’s diverse restaurants and eateries, students can immerse themselves in the rich culinary culture of San Juan.


Course Selection

The available courses for students vary by program and are distributed between the SSA center and local universities. Please see the selection below, and contact us for the most current course information:

Academic Institutions

The Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC), distinguished by its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Sites, notably for its Main Administration Building, Portico, and Chapel. Situated on a 32-acre site in San Juan, USC combines a unique campus atmosphere with urban accessibility.

USC’s intimate campus fosters a close-knit community where students form lasting support networks and friendships. As a selective liberal arts university, it emphasizes interdisciplinary education, providing a rich academic and cultural environment for student interaction.

Safety and Support: USC prioritizes student health and safety, offering 24-hour dorm security and comprehensive support services, including academic and personal assistance through the Programa de Apoyo (PAE). Health services are readily available with a 24-hour nurse and psychological support in both English and Spanish. For off-campus explorations, reliable shuttle services ensure safe transport.

Campus Facilities:

  • Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • Extensive library and language lab
  • Dedicated volunteer office
  • Modern exercise rooms
  • Mac lab and multiple computer facilities

These features underline USC’s commitment to a holistic educational experience, blending academic rigor with physical well-being and community engagement.

Why This Program?

The International Business & Marketing in Advanced Spanish Program in San Juan, Puerto Rico, presents an unparalleled opportunity for students to enhance their Spanish skills while diving into the complexities of global markets. Set against the backdrop of Puerto Rico’s dynamic economy and rich cultural tapestry, this program is perfect for those looking to combine advanced Spanish language mastery with a deep understanding of international business strategies in the heart of the Caribbean.

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