Location and Culture:
San Juan, Puerto Rico offers students the opportunity to be immersed in a blend of Spanish and North American culture found nowhere else in the world. The project center is located in a large metropolitan area close to El Yunque National Forest, white sand beaches, the historic El Morro Spanish fortress, Arecibo Observatory, and more. Average temperatures in November range from 75°F to 86°F.
Past students at the San Juan, Puerto Rico Project Center have:
- Evaluated the feasibility of establishing a composting facility in the Cantera community
- Identified sources of funding for a lifeguard program to reduce the drowning rate at Puerto Rican beaches
- Investigated ways to improve environmental efficiency and sustainability of a junior high school building