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Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German

San German, PR



  1. Accepting exchange students for remote courses only.

About This Campus

Founded in 1912, Inter San German was the first private institution accredited in Puerto Rico by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Our campus has 262 acres of lush vegetation and hills at a historical, small-town: San German. San German is the second settlement in the Island, known as La Ciudad de las Lomas (The City of Hills) and Fundadora de Pueblos (Founder of Towns). The campus is within walking distance of the town where you'll find 17th Century museums, food kiosks, restaurants, a theater, narrow colonial streets, and homes. We are among the TOP FIVE most affordable HSI's for out-of-state students living on campus. Enjoy concerts, art exhibitions, participate in activities offered by our student organizations. During Spring, you can enjoy Las Justas. An intercollegiate sports festival where our athletes defend their championship. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, STUDY AWAY FROM BIG TRAFFICS AND EXPERIENCE THE UNIVERSITY LIFE FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW.

Location Information

Located 3 miles south of La Parguera's Bio bay with restaurants, live music, hotels, and eco-tours. Cabo Rojo's beautiful beaches and best seafood restaurants are 7 miles southwest. Visit Rincon's beaches 30 miles northwest, which are excellent for surfing. San German Water Park, a shopping center, a cinema, and a supermarket are within a 10-minute drive.

Helpful Information

English majors are available. The majority of the campus community is bilingual. Students move around with the campus trolley, the local students and taxis. There is free time on Wednesdays at 10:00-11:50 am. You can arrive through San Juan airport (2.5 hrs. distance from campus) or even Aguadilla and Ponce (1 hr. distance from campus) airports.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | San German
Population | 10,989
Enrollment | 3,274
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/16-12/11
Spring | 01/24-05/22

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 99%
Two or more | 1%
White | 0%
Other | 0%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Political Sciences and Radiologic Sciences

Business and Management Development courses are limited. Advanced Nursing courses require the Department's approval.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biology/Life Science - The students from Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Department have a very active participation through academic organizations, academic and co curricular activities.
  • Nursing - Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our Nursing Program provides the following student support: Academic Advising, Nursing Students Association (AEE, in Spanish), Clinical Laboratory Skills Technician, Practice within a Controlled Laboratory Setting, Coordinator of Agencies for Clinical Practices, Participation in Extracurricular Activities. Incoming students interested in Nursing require an academic evaluation.
  • Psychology - Available courses: General Psychology I and II, Writing in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Statistical Methods I and II, Learning, Industrial/Org. Psychology, Fundamentals of Psychological Interviews, Community Psychology, Principles of Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Group Processes, Experimental Psychology, Experiences in Psychology Scenarios.
  • Teaching and Learning - Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The following undergraduate degrees are available: Teaching English as a Second Language (Taught in English, Elementary and Secondary levels). Preschool Level Education, Early Childhood Education (K-3 and 4-6), and Secondary Education in Biology, Chemistry, History, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish, and Special Education (Elementary and Secondary levels). Also, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).
  • Music - The Music Program offers four programs leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Music: Applied Music, Music Education: General Vocal, Music Education: Instrumental, and Bachelor of Arts Degree in music.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Art - Our Bachelor of Arts Degree offers the following: Ceramics and Sculpture, Painting, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, and Art Education. Also, a Master in Fine Arts.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Nursing
  • Office Administration
  • Painting
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Piano
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports and Leisure Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Visual Arts


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.5 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 recommended.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/01/21

  • 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: $3147.
  • 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: 18 ($190.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 15 ($190.00 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
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 042542

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
Housing Deposit $25.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Laptop Fee $10.00 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Activity Fee $14.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Health Service Fee $15.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Library Fee $40.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $20.00 Semester Host & Home Optional
Transcript Fee $6.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Deferment plan Fee $6.00 Year Host Optional

Important Notes: Private Mailbox rental is optional: $18 per term, $35 per year plus $2 per key and Tax: 11.5% Housing deposit will depend on the type of room you choose. See tab for Room/Meals.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/01/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 5% living on campus
  • Double: $1600
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
1) DOUBLE ROOM includes two twin-size beds, closets, desks, a dresser, and a bathroom (Price: $1,600 / semester including a deposit of $25.00). 2) APARTMENT STYLE ROOM with one full-size bed, a desk/dresser, closets, bathroom, a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a dining / living-room. A housing deposit is required at the time of signing the contract for the semester (Price: $2,400 per semester plus a $600 refundable deposit). Additional amenities: computer laboratories, a kitchen on each floor with a stove, a study room, laundry, and a poolroom.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
There is a kitchen on each floor of the dorms where students can cook their meals. Local stores and restaurants within walking distance.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/01/21

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Incoming students must provide their immunization records and proof of health insurance before arriving to Puerto Rico.

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


  • Health records due by: before arriving to Puerto Rico
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis

Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
When sending an email to consejeria@sangerman.inter.edu, please cc: smorales@intersg.edu

Other Health Related Comments
Proof of health (medical) plan and Travel Insurance while in Puerto Rico MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE they arrive at our campus.

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