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

Subjects of Study

Latin American studies, Spanish, political science,
history, global studies

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 - February 26th

Spring semester - October 1st

Program Dates

Fall Semester
Arrival: Approx. August 14, 2013
Program dates: Approx. August 14 – December 10, 2013
Departure: Approx. December 12, 2013

 

Spring Semester
Arrival: Approx. January 15, 2014
Program dates: Approx. January 15 – May 13, 2014
Departure: May 14, 2014


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