Course Material Slide Shows Culture Countries Links

"Education should be related to an intercultural and interdependent world. A world in which education teaches man to foster sharing attitudes, to compete with oneself and no with others, leaning to be tolerant, and to develop pity and solidarity for the suffering of mankind. A world free from prejudices, where learning to care, learning to be, learning to share, learning to grasp the hole and act on the parts, and learning to carry on learning should be society's main objectives."  Miguel Ángel Escotet

"La educación debe estar relacionada a un mundo interdependiente e intercultural. Un mundo en el que la educación se orienta a formar actitudes para compartir, a competir con uno mismo y no contra otros, a aprender a ser tolerante y a desarrollar compasión y solidaridad por el sufrimiento de la humanidad. Un mundo libre de prejuicios, donde aprender a cuidar, aprender a ser, aprender a compartir, aprender a pensar sobre el conjunto y a actuar sobre sus partes, y aprender a seguir aprendiendo deberían ser grandes objetivos de la sociedad."




Map of the country (show detail in relation to surrounding countries and continent it's located):


National Bird / Flower / Tree / Symbol(s):
Nickname Isle of Enchantment (Isla del Encanto {sp}
Bird: Reina Mora
Tree: silk-cotton tree (ceiba pentandra) (ceiba {sp})
Flower: Puerto Rican hibiscus (flor de maga {sp})













Puerto Rican Films
Cine Puertorriqueno
Documentales de PR
Cine Puertorriqueno
Jacobo Morales



















Arts - Music/Radio stations, Singers/Artists, Crafts





















Puerto Rico Salsa Clubs
Salsa Products
Let's Dance Salsa
Video Clips and Products
Salsa Videos
Salsa Video Clips
Salsa Video Clip
Various Dances Video ClipSalsa Salsa Hot Moves - Video Clips
Salsation Dance Company
Salsa Video Reviews
Salsa/Merengue  Turorials
How To Dance Salsa
Street Dance Australia
Ballroom Dancers
Salsa Dance Patterns
Dancing Salsa on 2
Salsa Power
Salseros Web:

Movie Theaters:


Papers on Puerto Rico

Resources for Research on Puerto Rico

Radio Stations:

Alfa Rock 106 fm
KQ 105 fm           
Sal Soul 98.5 fm  
X 100.7 fm           
Sistema 102 fm   
NotiUno news     
Wapa Radio news
Radio Waba Oldies
Yunque 93 fm      
Radio Victoria    
Nueva Vida 97.7 fm
Radio Vida 90.5 fm

Salsa Singers:
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Mark Anthony          
Michael Stuart     
Bobby Cruz         
David Pabón       
Jerry Rivera         
Larry Harlow        
Puerto Rican Power
Frankie Negrón   
Ray Rivera           
Ray Ruiz           
Victor Manuelle   
Willie Colón         
Tito Nieves          
La India                
Johnny Rivera     
Huey Dunbar       
Luisito Rosario   

Merengue Singers:
Elvis Crespo       
Melina Le
Olga Ta

Reggaeton and Rap Singers:
Grupos (Reggaeton)
Don Chezina      
Vico C                 

Other Singers:
Millie Corretjer   
Ednita Nazario   
Jose Feliciano   
Jennifer Lopez   
Ricky Martin       
Carlos Ponce    
Luis Fonsi          
Los Cepeda      
Grupos (Plena)   
Los Pleneros de la 21
Plena Libre        

Samuel Hernandez
Grupos Tipicos 
Rock en Español

Dancing Resources


Places - Beaches/Nature Reserve/Landmarks/




Tourist information, cost for
Lodging/Resorts/Apartment Villas/Hotels:,1743,TRAVELOCITY|1732,00.html



Current News
(newspapers, television channels):





El Nuevo Dia        
El Vocero              
Primera Hora        
El Expresso           
La Estrella              

La Esquina             

Homines (Ciencias Sociales)
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños



Universities and Colleges
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez
La Catolica
La Politecnica
Univ de PR
Sagrado Corazon
Interamericana San German
Interamericana Ponce  

Refranes or Dichos
(sayings/phrases from that place): (diga correctamente)
Festivals/Celebrations/Holiday traditions
(list by month):
New Year- Jan 1 
January 6     Epiphany (Los Tres Reyes Magos)
January 11   Eugenio María de Hostos
April 9           Viernes Santo
April 11         Easter
April 16        José de Diego
July 17          Luis Muñoz Rivera
July 25          Constitution Day
July 27          José Celso Barbosa
Nov 19          Discovery of
Puerto Rico
Nov 25          Thanksgiving Day
Dec 25          Christmas
July 4             US Independence- Day
July 25           Puerto Rico Constitution Day

Fiestas Patronales/Festivals



Time differences from Alaska (e.g. hours of difference between the country and Alaska; daylight savings): Daylight Saving Time is NOT observed in Puerto Rico
4 hr - April 4, 2004 to Oct 31, 2004
 5 hr - Oct 31, 2004 to April 3, 2005.,,TRAVELOCITY|1433|main,00.html

(in concise sentences)

Type of government: Commonwealth (Estado Libre Asociado)
Capital City: San Juan
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Languages spoken: Spanish, English

"Juan es su nombre" (John is his name)
"Puerto Rico lo hace Mejor"
(PR does it better!)

Religion: Roman Catholic 85, Protestant and other 15%
Climate: Tropical marine, mild; little seasonal temperature variation
Cost, total travel time, and mileage for a round trip to that country from Alaska on December 21-28 and June 12-19:

Dec 21-28 →
June12-19 →


Nelson Sierra, Adjunct Professor - University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, Admin Building ~ Anchorage, Alaska 99508 ~ 907-786-4037 ~
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