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!
bilateral

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
prog-verano

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
student-exchange

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
https://www.nse.org/ and contact Allison Carruthers, Student Mobility Advisor: allison.carruthers@sagrado.edu

NSE Website
yes-coalition

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: allison.carruthers@sagrado.edu

faculty-led

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: laurie.melin@sagrado.edu

Study Abroad Program Advising

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

Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 523 017 934
Password: sagrado

Information:
internacional@sagrado.edu
787-728-1515, ext. 1260

Schedule a study abroad advising appointment here.

FAQ

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.

Required Documentation

  1. Attend a Study Abroad Information Session
  2. Application (Click here to access the online application)
  3. Essay (U.S. programs only) or proof of applying for a study abroad scholarship (programs outside the U.S.)
  4. Copy of ID/Passport
  5. Receipt of payment in ASI for $200 non-refundable study abroad fee
  6. TOEFL test result (www.ets.org) or language certificate (if requested by the university of interest)

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.

Topics:

  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?

Requirements

  • Be an active student, enrolled full-time at Sagrado
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or more
  • Have completed 24 credits in Sagrado
  • Attend a Study Abroad Information Session

Deadlines

  • NSE - USA and Canada
    Academic year 2020-2021 and Summer and first semester 2020
    *28 February 2020
  • Academic year 2020-2021 and Summer and first semester 2020
    *April 13, 2020
  • Second semester 2020-2021
    *September 30, 2020

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.

Scholarships

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

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.

Contacts:

laurie-melin

Laurie Melín

Internationalization and Inter-University Relations Director
laurie.melin@sagrado.edu
(787) 728-1515 ext. 1206

Allison-Carruthers

Allison Carruthers

Student Mobility Advisor allison.carruthers@sagrado.edu
(787) 728-1515 ext. 1260

sofia-lopez

Sofía López

Coordinator of Short-Term Visits Program
sofia.lopez@sagrado.edu
(787) 728-1515 ext. 1253

General Contact
internacional@sagrado.edu

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