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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 Board.

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 Program.

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.

Every 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.


Sponsoring Institutions:
American Baptist Seminary of the West
Andover Newton Theological School
Asbury Theological Seminary
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Boston University School of Theology
Brite Divinity School
Candler School of Theology
Chicago Theological Seminary
Christian Theological Seminary
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Claremont School of Theology
Columbia Theological Seminary
Concordia Seminary (St. Louis)
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Drew University Theological School
Duke University Divinity School
Episcopal Divinity School
Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico
Franciscan School of Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Harvard University Divinity School
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Lancaster Theological Seminary
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
McCormick Theological Seminary
New Brunswick Thological Seminary
New York Theological Seminary
North Park Theological Seminary
Oblate School of Theology
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Pacific School of Religion
Palmer Theological Seminary
Perkins School of Theology
Princeton Theological Seminary
Sacred Heart School of Theology
Saint John's Seminary (Boston)
Saint Paul School of Theology
San Francisco Theological Seminary
Seminary of the Southwest
Starr King School for the Ministry
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Union Theological Seminary (New York)
University of Chicago Divinity School
University of Notre Dame
University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Wesley Theological Seminary
Yale University Divinity School

Finally, the HSP serves our sponsoring institutions, among others, as a venue to recruit Hispanic students, faculty, lecturers & workshop leaders – even more so if/when a sponsoring school becomes the actual HOST of the HSP in a given year, convening on their campus dozens and dozens of Hispanic graduate students from many regions, institutions, denominations, and nationalities, plus at least 8 Latina/o faculty from other schools (and yes: only HSP sponsors can host our program!). As experienced by many schools since 1989, this is a peerless occasion for networking and advertising the host institution at a grand scale.

If you happen to know of a graduate department of theology, a divinity school, or a church-related university, which are not in our roster of sponsoring institutions, it might simply be because they don’t know yet that the HSP is for them! Put them in touch with us – we’ll take it from there!