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Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German

San German, PR


About This Campus

INTER San German: First private institution accredited in Puerto Rico by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Founded by Rev. John Will Harris in 1912, San Germán Campus has 262 acres of lush vegetation and hills at a historical, tradition-rich town: San German, the second oldest settlement in the Island. The small town retains its authentic flavor adorned with the 17th Century Porta Coeli church, the San German de Auxerre church, old narrow colonial streets and homes. The campus is within walking distance of the town and our Hostel is open to the public. With two residence halls, our unique Chapel, Counseling Center, museums, IT Center, students can enjoy our social, cultural activities, concerts and art exhibitions. NSE students are invited to participate in charity, religious, recreational and community service activities with student organizations. Come enjoy with our champions in April! Study at a peaceful suburban setting! Perfect to get away from big traffics!

Location Information

Located in the Southwestern region of Puerto Rico near San German Water Park, a shopping center, a cinema, Kmart, a supermarket and two hospitals within a 10-minute drive. Local stores, mini markets, museums, kiosks, different restaurants are a walking distance from the Campus. -A 20-minute drive to La Parguera's Bio bay with local restaurants, hotels, water sports, live music and eco-tours. -A 30-minute drive to the beautiful beaches of Cabo Rojo and a 2.5-hour drive to San Juan.

Helpful Information

CAMPUS ATMOSPHERE: Friendly community in a Spanish-speaking environment. Free time on Wednesdays 10:00-11:50 am. LANGUAGE: Majority of classes are taught in Spanish except for English majors. Most local community members are bilingual. FREE SERVICES: Loan of textbooks when available and tutoring services. COURSES: Music courses require auditions in the first week of the semester. TRANSPORTATION: Exchange students move around with local students, campus trolley, and private taxis.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)
Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing back-up options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | San German
Population | 32,366
Enrollment | 4,816
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/13-12/21
Spring | 01/22-05/20

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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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Political Sciences and Radiologic Sciences

Courses in Anthropology and Sociology are very limited.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biology/Life Science - The students from Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Department have very active participation through four recognized student organizations.
  • Nursing - Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our Nursing Program provides the following student support: Academic Counseling, 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 must comply with our requisites.
  • 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).

Unique Academic Programs

  • Art - Our Bachelor of Arts Degree offers the following: Ceramics and Sculpture, Painting, Graphic Arts, Photography, and Art Education.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Art Studies, Latin American Studies, Puerto Rican 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, Fitness and Sports Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, 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, 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, Humanities, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

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

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

Mathematics: Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics

Music: Choral Music

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

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Religion

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Child Psychology, Human Development, Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Recreation, Recreation Leadership, Recreation Therapy

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
  • 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/B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

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 09/14/18.
  • Estimated cost: $3130.
  • 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): 18 ($187.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 09/14/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $25.00 Year Plan A & B Optional
Laptop Fee $10.00 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Activity Fee $7.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Recreation Fee $7.00 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 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

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.

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 09/14/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 5% living on campus
  • Double: $1200
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $n/a
  • Proximity to campus:
Notes About Housing
Housing options for NSE students: 1) Double room includes two twin-size beds, closets, desks, a dresser, and a bathroom (Price: $1,200 per semester). 2) Apartment-style room with one full-size bed, a desk/dresser, closets, private bathroom, a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a small 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, study room, laundry, and a poolroom.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal plans are not available.
Notes About Meal Plans
There is a kitchen on each floor of the dorms where students can cook their meals. There is a cafeteria on campus. There are local stores and restaurants 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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