About This CampusThe Inter American University of Puerto Rico has been a part of our history for over 106 years. In 1956, a group of visionary Inter American alumni established the Arecibo Campus becoming the only post-secondary education system in the northwestern area of the island during the 1960s. Throughout the years, student enrollment outgrew the campus facilities; simultaneously, a more diversified academic offer was developed. Our Campus academic offer includes degree-granting programs in Natural Sciences and Technology, the Health-allied Professions, Education, Social Science, and Economic and Administrative Sciences, at the level of Technical Certificates, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees. The Campus provides distance education in various disciplines, including, but not limited to seven full online programs in the Teacher Preparation discipline.
Location InformationThe Campus is located on about 40 acres of land on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the municipality of Arecibo in the North West coast of the island of Puerto Rico. Our Campus is next to the main road connecting to other cities, five minutes away from the highway exit, and just 45 minutes away from the capital city. It is also at close reach to the Southern central mountainous area of the island, while its privileged location makes traveling from this destiny to the rest of the island
Helpful InformationAlthough most of our population speaks and understands English, our visitors are able to practice Spanish, the island’s official language. This will offer international students exposure to the Spanish language, providing them the opportunity to learn and practice the language in a real context. They will gain linguistic skills while becoming better qualified for professional experience. Our island has a very rich cultural heritage, formed by the Spaniard, African, and Indigenous population.