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  • Locations: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • Costs (Click term to view): Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2020 12/01/2019
Rolling Admission 03/14/2020 03/22/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Service/Immersion Language of instruction: English
Program Advisor: Mary Niebler
Program Description:

Puerto Rico Spring Break-Out

About the Program
Take a cultural, learning-based immersion to the wonderful island commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  This BreakOut group will first spend time in the mountains at the Marianist retreat house, stepping into the beauty of the forest and away from the distractions of phones and internet.  The group will help with continued efforts to restore the area after the horrible hurricanes of 2017.  Then, travel down to San Juan, Old San Juan, experience the culture and the beauty of the island.  Learn of the rich history, the lasting effects of colonization and the slave trade, and of the unique island culture that will welcome you.  The group will also spend time in with the local community in the city, and in partnership with the large local UD alumni association. There will be other excursion throughout the week. 

Estimated Cost: $500 (program expenses, room and board). Airfare is approximately $800

As a part of your BreakOut or Immersion experience, you will be registered in an Experiential Learning Course (EXP). This is a non-credit bearing course which is the BreakOut/Immersion experience itself. It will show up on your official UD transcript that you participated in this service-learning experience as a measure of your further involvement and learning here at UD.

Program Contact

Mary Niebler, Coordinator of Cross-Cultural Immersions, Center for Social Concern

Pre-Departure Orientation

Participants must attend weekly preparation meetings with the group. This is a major commitment. You must be willing to commit your time and energy to this effort or you will lose your place on the trip. 

Cost and Refund Policy

Program Costs can be found here. Groups are encouraged to fund raise together to reduce the cost for each participant.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.