Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division

San Juan, Puerto Rico D2013

Term – D 2013

Project Opportunities – IQP

Housing – Shared student apartments

Director – Professor Susan Vernon-Gerstenfeld

Preparation – 1/2 unit preparation activity in C 2013

(knowledge of Spanish language is not required)

Application Deadline – September 29, 2011 (before 1:00 pm)



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 rain forest, white sand beaches, historic El Morro Spanish fortress, Arecibo Observatory, and many other sites of interest.



Projects are completed in teams and span a wide variety of topics including the environment, public health, housing, social welfare, transportation, and land use.  We focus heavily, by design, on issues of sustainable development.   Sponsoring agencies have included many offices of the government of the commonwealth as well as local industries.





Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses


NOTE:  In calculating the extra expense to participate in an off-campus project experience compare this figure to expenses incurred while living on campus (groceries or meal plan, entertainment expenses, transportation, etc.)

Travel to site (RT airfare)

$   550

Taxi from airport to residence and return to airport

$     30


$   370

Dining out (7 x term)

$   270

Weekend tourist activities & incidentals


Estimated total out-of-pocket expenses


Expenses included on your WPI bill


Housing and program expenses


Estimated Total expenses


Tuition and on-campus housing not included.

All above costs are estimates and are subject to change.








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