San Salvador, El Salvador

Casa de la Solidaridad is an academic initiative between the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), the University of  Central America (UCA) in El Salvador, and Santa Clara University. The mission of the Casa program is the promotion of social justice and solidarity through the creation of a meaningful academic experience where you can integrate rigorous academic study with direct immersion with the marginalized of El Salvador.

City, Country

San Salvador, El Salvador

Language of Instruction

Spanish/English

Subjects of Study

Latin American studies, Liberation Theology, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Salvadoran Literature, Praxis

Eligibility & Admission

Students must be of junior or senior status

Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

1 language and 1 non-language professor recommendation.

Semester Available

Fall & Spring

Credits Earned/Term

15

Application Deadline

Fall semester - March 1st

Spring semester - October 1st

Program Dates

 

Spring 2015
Arrival: January 21, 2015
Departure: May 20, 2015

Summer 2015                                                                                 Arrival: June 14, 2015                                                      Departure: July 12, 2015

Fall 2015
Arrival: August 12, 2015
Departure: December 9, 2015

Program Costs

 

Fee (to be paid to Canisius):

 

Canisius tuition(approx. $15,990) and study abroad fee ($500). These fees also include travel insurance (approx. $180), some excursions, and field trips.

 

Costs to be paid by student:

 

Expenses are estimated to be $4158 per semester for a double occupancy room and meals during the week.  Additional estimated expenses include weekend meals (approx. $200), books and supplies (approx. $100), other personal and living expenses (approx. $1,000), and airfare (approx. $850). 

 

Program cost subject to currency fluctuation.

Program Highlights

Service-based learning. The mission of the Casa program is the promotion of social justice and solidarity through the creation of a meaningful academic experience where students integrate rigorous academic study with the marginalized of El Salvador.

Accommodations

Students live in a residential learning community.

Travel Information

Assistance with flight through travel agent

Host Website

Casa de la Solidaridad