Every sponsor can register up to TEN of its students each summer for
just $350, which comprises tuition, round-trip airfare, and 13 days of
room & board!!!
The Hispanic Summer Program
is a non-profit, educational service, owned, governed, managed, sustained,
and used by a diverse group of seminaries, universities, and departments
of theology of the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Each sponsoring institution
annually contributes $4,500.00 to support the HSP. Sponsoring
institutions have a seat and a vote on the Governing
The Board decides whether or not to admit new sponsoring
institutions, appoints its own Chair and committees (above all
its Executive Committee), names or removes the Director and Administrator,
and decides on sites and dates, faculty, curriculum, fees, and
any other matters essential to the actual life of the Hispanic Summer
Our sponsoring institutions – Evangelical, Roman
Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal – are all committed to sustaining
the unique mission & vision
of the HSP: Providing (firstly but not solely) Latina/o graduate
students in theology and related fields with the exceptional
opportunity of gathering & studying
with a number and variety of Hispanic faculty that no single
institution can make available at once – let alone change every
summer – while
simultaneously keeping it independent from any single denomination,
region, theological tradition, or ethnicity.
In return, our sponsors
enjoy all the benefits of having the HSP as THEIR OWN summer
course, part of their curriculum, integrated into their catalog,
available to their own students, and usable in their accreditation & recruitment
processes as one more sign of their commitment to diversity & multiculturalism.
sponsoring institution can register up to 10 students in the
HSP in a given summer – each student choosing one
course from among 8 different 3-credit graduate-level courses for
just $350, which comprises tuition, round-trip airfare,
and 13 days of room & board. Students from NON-sponsoring
institutions typically need to pay a much higher amount for
the same benefit.
The HSP also has an exciting series for non-Hispanic FACULTY: For three full days during the HSP, up to 12 non-Hispanic
faculty of sponsoring institutions gather for dialogue, workshops,
exchanges, etc., with the entire faculty & student body
of that summer's HSP – sharing meals and other activities
with Hispanic colleagues and the mostly Latina/o student body.
This seminar, Through Hispanic Eyes, has had a lot of
success among the faculty who have taken it in the past.