Programs for studies
in Puerto Rico
Students who come from a university that has a bilateral exchange agreement with Sagrado
Students must apply through the outgoing exchange coordinators at their home institutions. Sagrado will send an Exchange Nomination Guide to partner universities every February and September. Check whether your university appears in the following document:
Universities with Sagrado Agreement
*Please note that the information in this document is valid for the academic year 2020-2021.
If you're a master's student, talk to your university's International Bureau to check for the possibility of coming to Sacred.
National Student Exchange
Students who come from a university in the National Student Exchange (NSE)
Students must request exchange through the NSE coordinator at their home institutions. Sagrado will send an Exchange Nomination Guide to NSE universities every February and September. Check whether your university participates in NSE at www.nse.org.
Yes We Must Coalition
Students from a University of the Yes We Must Coalition (YWMC)
Students must request exchange through the YWMC coordinators at their home institutions. Sagrado will send an Exchange Nomination Guide to YWMC universities every February and September. Check whether your university participates in YWMC exchanges at https://yeswemustcoalition.org/student-exchange-program/.¨
Spanish Studies Abroad
Students who wish to study at Sagrado through Spanish Studies Abroad
Faculty-Led and Alternative Break Programs
Programs for short-term visits (one to four weeks) led by a faculty member
The Office of Internationalization and Inter-University Relations designs these programs that fit the academic goals and interests of students from universities abroad:
- Personalized program focused on the needs of the group
- Inter-university collaboration with specialized resources
- Assistance in coordinating the logistics* of the trip
*The University of Sagrado Corazón provides alternatives to accommodation, food and on-campus activities (subject to availability), as well as a resource willing to provide information related to travel, transportation, activities, accommodation and on-campus food.
To plan or get more details, please contact Sofía López, Short Visit Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why study in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, known as the Island of Enchantment and referred to by locals as "100x35" in reference to the geographical size of the island.
Puerto Rico is home to approximately 3.5 million people. With a predominantly Latin culture, Spanish is the main language spoken on the island, although communicating in English is common in San Juan and tourist areas.
The university community at Sagrado collaborates with innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the San Juan metropolitan area. The campus is located within just a few miles of Old San Juan, beautiful beaches, and restaurants that exemplify the rich culinary tradition fusing indigenous, African, and Spanish cultures.
Because of Puerto Rico's status as a United States' territory, U.S. citizens and permanent residents do not need a passport or visa to study in Puerto Rico. All others apply for U.S. student visas to study in Puerto Rico.
Why study at Sagrado
Sagrado's academic programs are built on new ways of thinking, creating, and living. The curriculum is led by faculty committed to the formation of leaders within an ethical framework of social responsibility and sensitivity to diversity. Sagrado acts as a laboratory of ideas for its students, promoting intellectual curiosity and creativity. Through class projects, community engagement courses, and student associations, our students gain practical experience and prepare for future work in non-profit organizations, the public sector, and private institutions. Each student graduates after developing an innovative project that is of great social and cultural impact to their community.
The University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in the areas of Natural Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Our free mentoring, tutoring, and counseling services meet students´ academic and personal needs, while our robust Spiritual Life Center (Centro Sofía) connects students with volunteering and leadership development opportunities. The Office of Internationalization partners with our academic schools, the Career Services office, and student associations to provide a constant calendar of activities that connects students across cultures, develops interdisciplinary dialogue, and prepares students for success in graduate school and their future professions.
Whether you join us for a semester or a full degree, as an international student at Sagrado you will build friendships across disciplines and develop your abilities personally, professionally, and academically.
Important information for students
visiting and international students
Benefits of Studying at Sagrado
Small and welcoming campus
Located along major routes of the metro rail and public buses, with walking or public transportation access to beaches, Old San Juan, and Plaza las Américas Mall
Located in the heart of San Juan, the capital city
Magnet institution on the island for academic programs in communications and audiovisual production
Who can apply for exchange at Sagrado?
Check whether your university appears in the following document: Universities with Bilateral Agreements (PDF) or whether your institution is a member of NSE or Yes We Must Coalition. You may also apply for fee-paying study abroad through Spanish Studies Abroad or by emailing email@example.com.
Contact your university's international office to learn about the processes and requirements for applying to study abroad at Sagrado.
NOTE: If Sagrado does not have a current agreement established with your home institution, you can apply as a fee-paying visiting student. If you are studying in a master's degree program, contact your university's international office to learn about the possibility of participating in exchange with Sagrado.
How to apply to study abroad at Sagrado
After being nominated by your university's international office, you must submit the following documents to be admitted as a study abroad student at Sagrado:
- Admissions application for exchange students
- Course selection sheet
- Spanish Language Proficiency Report
- Credit Card Authorization (For US$15 admission fee)
- Copy of passport (For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, any government-issued photo ID is sufficient)
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Learn which universities have agreement so that their students can study at Sagrado:
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!