The ProgramCasa de la Solidaridad

Casa de la Solidaridad‘s program in El Salvador is an initiative between the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the University of Central America, and Santa Clara University. The mission of Casa is, “the promotion of justice and solidarity through the creation of a meaningful academic experience where you can integrate rigorous academic study with direct immersion with the poor of El Salvador.” Courses students take at Casa may fulfill course work toward a Latin American Studies Concentration. For more information, please contact Dr. Luengo or Dr. Anderson, co-chairs of the Latin American Concentration.

Financial Aid Information

John Carroll University students may apply up to $3,000 of their John Carroll University aid, in addition students may apply state and federal aid to the program. Students on employee benefits packages are not eligible for these benefits on this program. Students receive a $600 grant from Applied Ethics. Students should also explore external scholarship possibilities.

Program Costs (2014-2015)



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TOTAL BUDGET:  $21,594


How to Apply

Applications for Casa de la Solidaridad and John Carroll University are available at the Center for Global Education.

The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

For more information about spending a semester at Casa de la Solidaridad, please contact the Center for Global Education.

For further information about El Salvador, visit the following links: