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Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German

San German, PR

Centennial Square and Religious Center

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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | San German
Population | 10,989
Enrollment | 3,274
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/16-12/16
Spring | 01/24-05/19

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

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... ++ show all


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
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/03/22

  • 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: $3200.
  • 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 for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your 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 06/03/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 5% living on campus
  • Double: $1600.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
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 06/03/22

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.


    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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