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  • Locations: Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: CU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Language + Culture

SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Program Overview

Where better to improve your Spanish language skills than the beautiful Santiago, Dominican Republic? Situated in Santiago de los Caballeros, the second-largest city in the country, you'll live with a local family, go on field trips and excursions that bring your studies to life, volunteer with local ONGs, and study at the best academic institution of higher learning in the country.

Unique Experiences

EXPLORE

the great outdoors in the central mountains of the Cibao region, visit the Samaná Peninsula or Montecristi.

STROLL THROUGH THE MUSEUMS

of Santo Domingo, the capital of the D.R.

SEE THE HAITIAN/DOMINICAN BORDER

and a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Excursions & Activities

  • Go on a weekend trip to the growing eco-paradise that is the Samaná Peninsula and Los Haitises National Park.
  • Visit Santo Domingo and its Zona Colonial including the first Cathedral of the Americas.
  • Embark on day trips to explore the Hermanas Mirabal Museum in Salcedo; the town of La Vega during Carnaval season; the market-town of Dajabón on the Haitian-Dominican border, and the Centro Leon Museum in Santiago.
  • Depending on the courses you take, visit agricultural and industrial projects, free trade zones, a Dominican tobacco company, other local museums, clinics, schools, or nonprofit organizations.

Projects

Volunteering. Help out at a local school, orphanage, or home for mentally or physically challenged children. Twice a semester, you'll also do service work in a rural community alongside locals.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Orientation conducted in Santiago and lasting approximately one week
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/26/2019 12/08/2019
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.