United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Dietetic Internship Program

Life in San Juan

In the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico you will find sandy beaches, mountains, valleys and urban places where you can find yourself surrounded by warm and friendly people. Puerto Rico has 78 "pueblos" or municipalities that have their own histories.

View of the coastline

The Dietetic Internship is housed at VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, which is the capital of Puerto Rico. San Juan city is divided in Old San Juan and the Metropolitan area, you will be near both. In Old San Juan you will find museums, historic forts, beautiful sidewalks and buildings, parks, plazas, exotic cuisine and gastronomy. In San Juan Metropolitan area you will enjoy exciting shopping mall, fine art buildings, casinos, parks, urban train, medical centers, universities and a tropical climate.

San Juan cuisine

View from fort

During all year across the island of Puerto Rico there's always something to celebrate and participate.

You can visit the web sites below to learn much more about San Juan:

Note: The links above will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

San Juan
Program Intro
Program Information
Program Rotations
Program Mission & Goals
Financial Information
Application Information
Comments From Other Grads
Frequently Asked Questions
Life in San Juan
VA Caribbean HCS Web Site
About the Hospital