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Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German

San German, PR


About This Campus

Rev. John Will Harris founded IAUPR in 1912. INTER San German is the first private institution of Puerto Rico. Our campus has 262 acres of lush vegetation and hills, with a historical, tradition-rich town: San German, the second oldest settlement in the Island. The town retains its historical flavor adorned with the 17th Century Porta Coeli church, the San German de Auxerre church, old narrow colonial streets, and the lovely old homes. -The campus has two residence halls, a Hostel, our unique Chapel, Counseling Center, museums, IT Center, and athletic facilities. STUDENT LIFE: -Social, cultural, academic, charity and sports events -Concerts and art exhibitions by our Music and Art Departments -Religious and recreational activities -Clubs and Student Organizations -We are Global Champions of the Interuniversity Athletic League. See: https://www.facebook.com/InterDeporte/ A different suburban setting, get away from big traffics, peaceful and natural environment.

Location Information

Located in the Southwestern region of Puerto Rico, south of Mayaguez, near: -San German Water Park, a shopping mall, a cinema and a supermarket with a 10-minute drive. -Local stores, mini markets, museums, kiosks, different restaurants with live music and art exhibitions are a walking distance from the Campus. -A 20-minute drive to La Parguera with local restaurants, hotels, water sports, and eco-tours. -A 30-minute drive to beautiful beaches of Cabo Rojo and a 2.5-hour drive to San Juan.

Helpful Information

CAMPUS ATMOSPHERE: Strong and friendly community in a Spanish-speaking environment. LANGUAGE: Majority of classes are taught in Spanish. Available courses for English majors. Most local community members are bilingual. Tutoring services available. COURSES: Music courses may require auditions in the first week of the semester. Access to courses from the Honors Program. TRANSPORTATION: Exchange students move around with local students, campus trolley, and private taxis.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | San German
Population | 32,366
Enrollment | 4,301
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/13-12/21
Spring | 01/23-05/20

Campus Diversity

White | 1%
Black | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 98%
Asian | 0%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 1%
Other | 0%
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Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Political Sciences, Nursing and other health science majors.

Courses in Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice are very limited.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biology/Life Science - Available Undergraduate degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Environmental Technology. The students from Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Department have a very active participation through four recognized student organizations.
  • Educational Studies - Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The following undergraduate degrees are offered: Preschool Level Education, Early Childhood Education (K-3 and 4-6), Secondary Education in Biology, Chemistry, History, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Spanish. Also Special Education and TESL (Elementary and Secondary levels).
  • Art - Our Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Visual Arts offers the following concentrations: Ceramics and Sculpture, Painting and Graphic Arts, Photography, and Art Education.
  • Music - Available Undergraduate Degrees: Applied Music and Music Education: General Vocal and Instrumental. A Bachelor of Arts Degree in music is also offered. Students participate in a variety of activities and can be part of different music ensembles.
  • Business Administration - Accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The Bachelor Degree in Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development provides development in the following disciplines: management, entrepreneurialism, accounting, marketing, economics, finance, quantitative methods and human resources.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Biology/Life Science
  • Educational Studies

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Art Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Administrative Systems Management, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Office Administration, Office Management, Secretarial Administration/Science, Small Business Management

Chemistry: Chemistry

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Economics: Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training Education, Child Development, Curriculum/ Instruction Supervision, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Electronics: Electronics

English: Comparative Literature, English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: English as a Foreign Language, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Health Education, Kinesiology, Therapeutic Recreation, Wellness

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

Mathematics: Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Religion

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Child Psychology, Counseling, Psychology

Recreation: Recreation, Recreation Leadership, Recreation Therapy, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Technology: Applied Engineering and Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Information Systems Technology, Sports Technology



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.50 GPA
  • The language of instruction is Spanish. Non-native Spanish speakers must submit their Language Proficiency Report from home campus at the time of placement. Intermediate Spanish proficiency level is recommended.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A/B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/31/17.
  • Estimated cost: $3150.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 15 ($187.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/31/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $25.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Laptop Fee $10.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee $14.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Recreation Fee $14.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee $15.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Library Fee $40.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $20.00 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Academic Transcript Fee $6.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
General Fee $257.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Optional - Plan A & B -Mailbox rental is $18 per term, $35 per year plus $2 per key and Tax: 11.5%

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 042542

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/31/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 6% living on campus
  • Double: $1200
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
Notes About Housing
NSE students have two housing options: 1) Double room includes two twin-size beds, closets, desks, a dresser, and private bathroom. 2) Apartment-style room includes one full-size bed, a desk/dresser, closets, private bathroom, a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a small living-room. A housing deposit for this option will be required at the time of signing the contract for the semester. Our residences have their own computer laboratories, a shared kitchen on each floor, laundry, among other services.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal plans are not available.
Notes About Meal Plans
There are no meal plans available. There is a cafeteria on campus, several mini-markets, and restaurants that are within walking distance.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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