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  • Locations: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
This course introduces students to the social-political realities in Puerto Rico and its colonial relationship with the United States. September 20th, 2017 has marked a drastic change in the history and culture of the island. When Hurricane María struck the country, a more serious situation was unveiled. This course will focus on the colonial historical and economical context of Puerto Rico, including the debt crisis, the question of sovereignty; its infrastructure and the aftermath of the hurricanes of 2017. The course aims to give a concise view to the social, political, historical and cultural paradigms in which Puerto Rican Studies are based. This course includes a required service learning component in Puerto Rico taking place during Spring Break.
In addition to the service learning at Yauco and Vieques, Puerto Rico, this trip will provide other experiences through cultural activities. These will include, for instance, visits to historical sites El Morro and Castillo San Cristobal, the two best-known Spanish forts on the island (San Juan); exploring caves and kayaking at night in a bio bay (Vieques); and social and cultural experiences such as Puerto Rican cuisine and dance. Tours will take place with a bilingual guide and include the corresponding historical context. All the opportunities will be purposely focused through the pre-departure classes on Puerto Rico political, economic and cultural history. 
The cost of the trip is $1,355.00, subsidized by the College by $500 per person, i.e. $855 per student.
Dates:  Feb. 28-March 9, 2019

Locations: San Juan, Santurce, Vieques

Enrollment: max. 16

Payment schedule: $200 due Dec. 14, 2018; $220 due Jan. 25; $220 due February 25 and $215 due March 25

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

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