Study Abroad Programs

Sagrado allows you to study abroad in the U.S. and around the world through five different academic programs that range from one week to one year. Choose the program that is right for you!

Not sure which program best matches your goals?


Bilateral Exchanges

Interinstitutional agreements between Sagrado and another institution

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  • Bilateral Programs are based on interinstitutional agreements between Sagrado and another foreign academic institution
  • Participating student does not pay additional tuition at host university
  • Students earn academic credits toward their degree at Sagrado

Summer and Language Programs

Programs from 1 week to 2 months during the summer

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  • Programs from 1 week to 2 months duration during the summer or winter period
  • Programs may or may not be credit-bearing

NSE: National Student Exchange

Over 160 higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada

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Students can choose from over 160 colleges and universities in the following countries and territories:

  • United States
  • Guam
  • Canada
  • Virgin Islands

The program includes career opportunities, internships and global education experiences.

For more information, visit the NSE page and contact Allison Carruthers, Student Mobility Advisor:

NSE Website

Yes We Must Coalition Exchange (YWMC)

Includes 10 higher education institutions in the United States.

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The program includes study opportunities, boarding school and summer experiences.

For more information, contact Allison Carruthers, Student Mobility Advisor:


Faculty-Led Programs

Sagrado professors organize trips that form a component of an institutional course.

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These opportunities vary every year but may include week-long trips to the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Travel can occur during the semester or summer.

For more information, contact Laurie Melín:

Study Abroad Program Advising

Study Abroad Information Sessions are offered weekly through the Zoom platform.

Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 971 9778 9932
Password: 277983

787-728-1515, ext. 1260

Schedule a study abroad advising appointment here.

Download the Study Abroad Roadmap here to help you identify the right study abroad program for you.


Study Abroad includes programs that allow students to integrate studies outside of Puerto Rico into their academic career.

In a global society, international experiences have become an indispensable entry requirement into the job market. The programs are designed to add value to the student's academic, linguistic, professional and personal development.

Every Sagrado student who meets the approved grade average and credits required by the different programs and completes the application processes.

The Office of Internationalization and Inter-University Relations guides students through the program selection process considering the interests and needs of each student through individual advising appointments and weekly information sessions.

Necessary documents and other requirements:

  1. Attend a Study Abroad Information Session
  2. Application in Via TRM
  3. Complete the nomination process which requires planning for at least one month before the application deadline. (Includes three to five individualized counseling sessions with staff from the Internationalization.)
  4. Course Equivalency Table
  5. Essay (U.S. programs only) or evidence of application to a study abroad scholarship (programs outside the U.S.)
  6. Copy of ID/Passport
  7. Payment Receipt for the $200 non-refundable Study Abroad Fee
  8. English Language Proficiency Report (only for programs in non-Spanish speaking countries)
  9. Language Certificate (only if student's chosen program requires evidence of language proficiency in a language other than English or Spanish) 

Required Essay

Choose one of the following three topics and write an essay that reflects your thoughts on the subject. The essay should be written in English.


  1. How will studying abroad help you achieve your professional, personal and academic goals?
  2. Why did you choose this program and country?
  3. What aspects of studying abroad do you expect to be the most challenging for you? What knowledge, skills, and experiences will you use to address these challenges?


  • Be an active student, enrolled full-time at Sagrado
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or more
  • Complete 24 credits in Sagrado prior to nomination
  • Attend a Study Abroad Information Session
The nomination process requires planning for at least one month prior to the application deadline. This includes three to five individualized counseling sessions with staff from the Internationalization and Interuniversity Relations office.


Academic year 2022-2023 and Summer and first semester 2022

  • NSE - USA and Canada - February 18, 2022
  • Other programs - March 30, 2022

Second semester 2022-2023

  • All programs - September 30, 2022

Financial Matters

For any student participating in a bilateral exchange, Plan B exchange with NSE, or YWMC exchange:

  • Tuition and institutional fee are paid to Sagrado in most cases
  • The costs of lodging, food, etc., are paid at the foreign university
  • Any financial aid you have in Sagrado can be applied to studies abroad

For any student who goes on the exchange in a summer program, tuition and fees are paid directly to the program abroad.


There are many additional scholarships available specifically for study abroad. The list of study abroad scholarships can be found here.

How to Finance Your International Experience

Connect and learn about how to finance your study, internship or research abroad, including information about creating a budget and available scholarships.

  • Aug 10, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Sep 14, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Oct 12, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Nov 9, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Dec 14, 2021 11:00 AM

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Incoming Students

In addition to being a great tourist destination, Puerto Rico is an excellent location for exchange students and degree-seeking students to enjoy Spanish immersion within a U.S.-accredited university setting.

Equipo de Internacionalización y Relaciones Interuniversitarias

Internationalization and Inter-University Relations Team
Directora de Internacionalización y Relaciones Interuniversitarias

Laurie Melín

Internationalization and Inter-University Relations Director

Rosemarie Martinez
Asesora de Movilidad Estudiantil

Rosemarie Martínez González

Student Mobility Adviser

Coordinadora de Programa de Visitas Cortas

Sofía López

Coordinator of Short-Term Visits Program

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