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Puerto Rico: Diversity in Education - Spring Break
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Spring Break
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2020 01/10/2020
Rolling Admission 03/13/2020 03/21/2020

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Program Name: Puerto Rico: Diversity in Education - Spring Break Country: Puerto Rico
Program Type: Faculty-led Region: North America
Term: Spring Break GPA Requirement: 2.5
Academic Fields Available: Education, Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors, Language and Cultural Studies
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About the Puerto Rico: Diversity in Education - Spring Break Program 


For any inquires please contact the faculty leader, Dr. Amaury Samalot-Rivera at
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Fees for the Spring Break: Diversity in Education Spring Break Program



Course Description
This course will give students the opportunity to learn about the Puerto Rican culture, educational system and current emotional status of people after experiencing Hurricane Maria.  In this experience, we will examine the political relationship of Puerto Rico with the United States. In addition, we will explore historical connections between Puerto Rico and the United States as well as how those connections continue to shape local life and the cultural identity of Puerto Ricans. Furthermore, students will have an opportunity to work with school age children through assisting in providing English language instruction, and recreation and leisure activities to children in schools located in various communities of Puerto Rico.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of the program, it is expected that students will:
  • Explore the effects of Hurricane Maria on the lives of Puerto Ricans
  • Understand the political relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States
  • Identify the major areas of need in relation to recreational activities and opportunities for school age children living in disadvantaged areas of Puerto Rico
  • Identify the instructional needs schools have when teaching English as a second language
  • Promote cultural competence though interacting with individuals from a different culture
  • Enhance the ability to make observations, analyze situations and form a perspective using critical thinking skills and document findings effectively




March 13 - March 21, 2020

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This program is currently not accepting applications.