Hispanic Summer Program
The Hispanic Summer Program (HSP) is an ecumenical program in theology and religion geared toward master’s-level Latinx seminarians and graduate students. Each year it offers two-week summer sessions at a different ATS-accredited site in the United States or Puerto Rico. The HSP is administered by a consortium of sponsoring institutions, including YDS. The program is open to both Latinx and non-Latinx students. Non-Latinx students are invited to learn from the rich tradition of Latinx theological inquiry while seeking ways to expand their own cultural competencies and build coalitions with members of other communities. By participating in the HSP Summer Session, students are exposed not only to a majority Latinx student body but also to Latinx faculty and an intellectual tradition that stems from the Latinx community. Additionally, students are connected to mentors who can help encourage their pursuits after graduation. Courses in the HSP cover a wide range of subjects within the theological curriculum and are taught in a way that centers the intellectual and pedagogical traditions of the Latinx community. Registration generally begins in late November through the HSP website at http://hispanicsummerprogram.org. Courses taken by YDS students through the HSP carry three graduate-level credits. Transcripts are issued by the host institution. For more information visit the website or speak with the YDS registrar.