Learning Spanish abroad in San Juan, Puerto Rico is one of many language immersion programs offered by AmeriSpan. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island located just east of the Dominican Republic. About the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined, the island is characterized by mountains, coastal plains, a rainforest, and pristine beaches. In addition to being rich in Taino Indian Culture and colonial history, Puerto Rico boasts one of the most stable economies in all of Latin America.
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San Juan, situated on the northern coastal valley of the island with a population of about 1.4 million is Puerto Rico's metropolitan capital. Founded in 1521 by the Spaniards, San Juan is the second oldest European-established city of the Americas. Its port location makes Puerto Rico a convenient export of sugar, tobacco, coffee, and tropical fruits; however the tourism and banking industries of San Juan are also booming. Referred to as the "Wall Street of the West Indies," "La Milla de Oro" (Golden Mile) in the Hato Rey area is the headquarters of many world banks, making banking an important factor in Puerto Rico's economic growth. San Juan also boasts year-round warm weather, lovely beaches, a vibrant nightlife and casinos in the Ocean Park and Isla Verde sections of San Juan. Rio Piedras is home to the University of Puerto Rico and about 25,000 university students. The historic charm in Old San Juan and cosmopolitan North American influence throughout the rest of the capital, make it easily one of the most progressive, must-see cities in the Caribbean.
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