Puerto Rico is an island territory of the United States with its own rich blend of Indigenous, Spanish, African, and North American influences. Due to its unique political history and relationship with the U.S., it is an ideal location for students interested in Caribbean Studies, Afro-Latinx Studies, Diaspora Studies, Postcolonialism Studies, and Spanish. 

Although technically not study “abroad,” this program will be administered as one of the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad. Like our other programs all over the world, the Middlebury School in Puerto Rico will allow students to study away in the context of the host community’s cultural and academic environment, immersed as much as possible in Spanish under the Middlebury Language Pledge.

Through the School in Puerto Rico, students take courses at one of Puerto Rico’s top universities, taught in Spanish, in a wide variety of academic disciplines. In addition to three university courses and an internship (or four university courses), students take a Middlebury-organized course called Writing for Linguistic and Cultural Competence.

Students adhere to the Middlebury Language Pledge® on the program, showing a commitment to linguistic and cultural immersion.

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Fortress and sea in Old San Juan