Welcoming Students from University of Puerto Rico

Before my trip to China and Korea, I asked Provost Joyce Jacobsen to work with colleagues on a plan to offer help to students enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico who can not continue their studies because of the devastation caused by the recent hurricane. I am happy to report that Wesleyan is offering a free semester of study in the spring of 2018 to some students currently enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico. Students will be expected to pay tuition at their home institution, and Wesleyan will offer free housing and meals as needed.

Students enrolled at other institutions in Puerto Rico may be eligible as well, and should contact Wesleyan at gueststudent@wesleyan.edu for more information.

In addition, responding to a request for faculty across the United States who could teach online in Spanish for students at the University of Puerto Rico, James Lipton, professor of computer science at Wesleyan, will be teaching a course in programming in Spanish through videoconferencing software that will be supported by the Center for Pedagogical Innovation.

These are meaningful ways to provide assistance that will make a real difference in student lives. Details are available here, including information regarding how to apply.

4 thoughts on “Welcoming Students from University of Puerto Rico

  1. What about students from the U.S. Virgin Islands?

    We are a much smaller territory with even less infrastructure than P.R. and only about 20 minutes away. Hurricane Irma took out St John and St Thomas and Maria took out St Croix.

    Please don’t forget the U.S.V.I.! My students deserve every bit as much as Puerto Rican students do. Both are U.S. colonies struggling under current conditions.
    Remember the U.S.V.I., please.
    Thank you,
    Valerie M. Wilhite

  2. So proud to be a Puerto Rican Wesleyan alum right now! Thank you, President Roth and faculty for your leadership. I will share this information in my network.

  3. Yes, we are accepting applications from the University of the Virgin Islands. “In an effort to help some of the students displaced by the recent hurricanes, Wesleyan University is offering a free semester of study to students enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico for the spring 2018 semester. Students enrolled at other affected institutions may be eligible, as well, and should contact Wesleyan at gueststudent@wesleyan.edu or call 860-685-2005 for more information.”

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