Oblate School of Theology is a sponsor of the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP), which takes place for two weeks every summer at a different site in the United States or Puerto Rico. Hispanic students and others who are bilingual and who are committed to ministry among Hispanics can attend this academic program. Students may take only one course for 3 credit hours. Auditing additional courses is not permitted. Courses in the Hispanic Summer Program cover a wide range of the theological curriculum, and are always taught from the perspective of the Hispanic/Latino community. HSP courses require the ability to read and speak English. Written work may be completed in either English or Spanish.
The Hispanic Summer Program offers 7 choices of 3-credit, accredited courses geared toward master-degree level Latina/o seminarians and graduate students. There are a limited number of slots for D.Min. and Ph.D. students from sponsoring institutions only. The program is designed primarily for Latina/o students enrolled in theological seminaries and university departments of theology or religion. We have also welcomed about 10% of non-Latina/o students nationwide who are involved in Latino-centered ministries and advocacy. The (HSP) provides the opportunity for students to study with Latina/o peers and professors.
Each summer, the HSP brings together nearly 85 participants from the U.S. and Puerto Rico, representing a wide variety of traditions, denominations, and theological perspectives. The HSP also provides a limited number of slots for Latina/o pastors seeking continuing theological education.
For more information, visit hispanicsummerprogram.org.