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  • Locations: Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 06/10/2020
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Rolling Admission 08/24/2020 04/10/2021
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/02/2021 04/10/2021

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business (Economics), Business (General), Chemistry, Communication, Community Health Promotion, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Fine Art, Food, Human Nutrition & Hsptly, Health Science, History, Human Development & Family Sci, Humanities, Journalism, Latin Amer. and Latino Studies, Law, Mathematics, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Recreation & Sport Management, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: Spanish
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:

Liberal Arts

SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Program Overview

Raise your strong Spanish language skills to new heights while immersing yourself in the developing Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic. Along with Spanish language classes, learn about the evolution of society, culture, economics, and politics of Hispaniola and the greater Hispanic Caribbean through liberal arts courses, in Spanish. Courses are taken at CIEE Santiago and our partner school Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

MAKE THE CARIBBEAN

your classroom, with visits to free trade zones, market towns, museums, and more.

UNWIND IN TROPICAL PARADISE

at Samaná Peninsula, where you’ll marvel at mangroves and more at Los Haitises National park, swim at one of the DR’s most beautiful beaches, and visit to Salto El Limon, home of the magical Lemon Waterfall.

BOOST THE SKILLS YOU NEED

for a global career by earning a Teach English as a Second Language certificate or completing a course in community service.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Take a break from Santiago with trips to Rio Blanco, Constanza or Rio Limpio for one weekend of work and play in the rural Dominican Republic.
  • Day trips include visits to the Capital and Zona Colonial; the Hermanas Mirabal Museum in Salcedo; La Vega during Carnaval season; or the market town of Dajabón, the principal commercial and economic development zone on the Haitian-Dominican border.
  • Field trips are part of many academic classes. You might visit agricultural and industrial projects, free trade zones, museums, clinics, schools, and nonprofits.
  • Take your pick of nonstop activities offered weekly – volunteering, day trips, class trips, helping with PUCMM events like health promotions and educational fairs, and more.

Projects

  • Integrate cultural and language mastery in a community-based and cross-cultural context.
  • Volunteer by caring for challenged infants and children, helping young boys at a baseball academy, assisting an elementary school teacher, caring for young mothers – these are all ways to connect with members of Dominican communities.
  • Swap cultural tips with a Dominican or Haitian student as you complete assignments together during the CIEE ICL in Santiago.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Dominican culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • 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

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