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The currency for Puerto Rico is the U.S. dollar.
Mobile/cellular phone service for people with existing service in the states from major carriers will often work in Puerto Rico without any roaming charges. You will need to look at your service’s overage map to assure that you have a plan with a carrier that is widely operational. To date, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon are [...]
If you are interested in receiving course credit from your professors this information may be very helpful. Many of our students receive 3-4 hours of course credit through directed/independent studies with a faculty member at their university. In most circumstances you need to make this arrangement BEFORE you attend the program. Our programs meet the [...]
Meals are prepared by the students, interns, and instructors. We make every attempt to satisfy most appetites, preparing meals that are suitable for most diets. We are able to accommodate vegetarian diets and most fussy eaters by preparing meals that can be “customized” on individual plates from the dinner table. Unfortunately, we are not able [...]
MCERC programs require hiking, climbing, carrying equipment, and other strenuous activity. Please contact the Director of Research and Education through the Contact Us page for information regarding any program and the physical demands associated with the curriculum.
MCERC staff will send a list of things to pack and things we recommend you pack. This list will be sent 1-2 weeks before students are scheduled to arrive at the base station. Please be sure to think ahead and bring any prescriptions in the original bottle when you pack for your time with us. [...]
Puerto Rico is part of the USA. Citizens of the USA do not need a passport but will be required to have a government issued photo ID of some sort (driver’s license, for example) for air travel. Students arriving from other countries may need a visa for the internship lasting Jan-May if the internship extends [...]
Students registering for any course with MCERC will receive a package in their email with instructions on how to get to the base station, things to bring, and any other information required to make the trip to the base station
Prices vary depending on dates and length for each course. Check out the courses page for more information of course costs, dates, instructors, and more.