Living in Puerto Rico
As a territory 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. Point School students are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the colorful and vibrant traditions that define the Island. This is an experience that will help shape and inform their lives. 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. They 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, where Point School is located, 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.
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