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Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Barranquitas

Barranquitas, PR

About This Campus

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico in Barranquitas is located on 45 acres of lush tropical gardens nestled amid steep hills in the central mountainous region of Puerto Rico. Our mission is to help students achieve their academic goals while serving the communities of the central east part of the Island. Students participate in curricular and extracurricular activities such as academic conferences, laboratory experiments, field work, skills application in real-life scenarios. Also, our students get involve in cultural and interdisciplinary dynamics that integrate the in and outer community. In addition, students participate in projects that, for example, promotes agricultural sustainability of the area and economic growth through entrepreneurial workshops and business plan development. Inter-Barranquitas invites you to take advantage of this opportunity and experience, not only our academic offerings, but also our contributions to the communities and a connection with nature.

Location Information

Barranquitas' Campus is situated on the outskirts of the small rural town of Barranquitas, population 29,000, the campus is a 90-minute drive from the capital city of San Juan. Renowned for its temperate climate and the hospitality of its people, this picturesque town has several small museums, stately homes, and sights of cultural and historical interest.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is Spanish.

2022/2023 Placement

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Host Payment
Open
Home Payment
Open

2023/2024 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Barranquitas
Population | 1,200
Enrollment | 1,372
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/15-12/20
Spring | 01/15-05/20

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 5%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 90%
Two or more | 0%
White | 5%
Other | 0%
International | 0%
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Academics

Registration
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Limitations
The language of instruction is Spanish. Students must demonstrate Spanish language proficiency on their home campus prior to placement.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biotechnology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business Administration

Unique Academic Programs

  • Biotechnology

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology... ++ show all

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Summer exchange will be available only during June.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Host/Home Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 10/18/21

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $3090.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 15 ($183.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 15 ($183.00 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 005027

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $100.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $14 Year Host Mandatory
Recreation Fee $19 Year Host Mandatory
Library Fee $40 Year Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $5.00 Year Host Mandatory
Per Terms Fee $290.00 Year Host Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 10/18/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans
  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $900.00 declining balance plan.

Resources

Campus Links

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 10/18/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $698.00 Year Host Pay Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Requirements

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