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Old 02-14-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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Hola buenas tardes!

I am going to be relocating to PR with my family. I will either be attending the UPR or Interamerican U getting my master's degree in TESOL. I am looking for recommendations for schools for my kids and if anybody has any thoughts on the 2 universities I mentioned.

My daughter will be 10th grade and plays the drums in her current school's marching band. It's very important to her to be able to continue. She also has a lab that she has been training for agility competition if we can find that as well.

My son will be in the third grade and loves Puerto Rico already.

My level of Spanish is intermediate and could be advanced if could practice. My children are true beginners, but would like to learn.

We lived in Carolina for a month and drove most of the island as tourists. Location is flexible as their are multiple campuses for my degree. San German, San Juan, and possibly others.

Gracias por su ayuda!
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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I'm here at Inter San German for that very degree and I have no complaints. If getting this degree as quickly as possible is your main concern, Inter Metro can get you in and out in only one year, though you will have class almost that entire time, save given holidays. UPR-Mayaguez is really good, and you won't pay a dime if you get accepted...although it isn't "free". You have to teach undergraduate English courses and in all of your MA courses you will have to research and work your tail off. I chose Inter SG because I didn't want to be in the San Juan area and I wanted to study Spanish on my free time...Inter is a good school but it just doesn't demand as much as UPR. I know nothing of the UPR Rio Piedras program other than that it exists.

From the perspective of raising a family, I think San German wins hands down.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Dorado, PR
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I'm here at Inter San German for that very degree and I have no complaints. If getting this degree as quickly as possible is your main concern, Inter Metro can get you in and out in only one year, though you will have class almost that entire time, save given holidays. UPR-Mayaguez is really good, and you won't pay a dime if you get accepted...although it isn't "free". You have to teach undergraduate English courses and in all of your MA courses you will have to research and work your tail off. I chose Inter SG because I didn't want to be in the San Juan area and I wanted to study Spanish on my free time...Inter is a good school but it just doesn't demand as much as UPR. I know nothing of the UPR Rio Piedras program other than that it exists.

From the perspective of raising a family, I think San German wins hands down.
We still need to figure out the schools for the kids. :/

Are there any good private schools in the West?
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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Both universities are good, although from what the other poster is saying it seems like IU will be faster
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I studied at UPR my BA, and then I got my MA at IU. They are both good, so it's going to be a matter of where you can live so that the kids go to school.
Personally I would say, live out in one of the small towns.

Your children will completely be bilingual if they play with others who speak spanish.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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If you want the private school route Inter San German has its own K-12 private school; everyone I know who graduated from there is basically bilingual and doing quite well in university. Colegio San Jose is the Catholic K-12 school and it's also quite good...between the two I think Escuela Interamericana is better though.

If you prefer all English instruction, SESO in Mayaguez has a stellar reputation

I have friends who also went to public school here and the town is safe and family-oriented enough to where this would also be a possibility.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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I would recommend private schools if you can afford them. There are many options and tuition rates available.
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