Young men at PSPR will engage in excursions into the community for events, festivals, and adventures. Exploring the people, food, customs, and nature of Puerto Rico. Spanish language immersion.
Living in Puerto Rico
As a commonwealth of the United States, Puerto Rico is an island of rich and expressive beauty and culture. Located in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico is home to a wonderful array of food, music and family customs. Young men are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the colorful and vibrant traditions that define the Island. It is an unforgettable experience.
Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States of America, and are best known by their animated speech. Body language is an important form of communication and using lively hand and facial gestures is not uncommon. Puerto Ricans are also known for their warm hospitality and friendly expressions towards strangers. Greetings are often cordial and genuine. Handshakes are appropriate for first introductions, however, close friends and family members always greet one another with a kiss on the cheek.
Isabela, Puerto Rico is known as the “Garden of the Northwest” due to its vast landscape of wild flowers. Isabela is a coastal city with a prosperous tourism industry, yet is less trafficked than the larger cities in Puerto Rico. Vacationers and locals alike enjoy the beautiful beaches, outstanding panoramic views and other diverse attractions such as rainforests, rivers, lakes, cordillera mountains, submarine rivers and caves. There are even archaeological sites presenting a rich historical culture.
Traveling to Puerto Rico
Traveling to Puerto Rico is similar to visiting any other part of the United States. No passport or travel visa is needed to enter or exit the Island. Valid government-issued form of identification, such as state driver’s licenses are required for travel. If the student does not have a government issued ID card, one will need to be obtained from a State Department of Motor Vehicles prior to the student’s departure.
Cell phone plans, banking services, and prescription medications are seamless when traveling to Puerto Rico and require no additional arrangements.