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  • Locations: Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
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: Sarah Malloy Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 1-6 Credit Hours, Between 6-12 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Architecture, Community Health Promotion, Health Science, Humanities, Latin Amer. and Latino Studies, Spanish Program Duration: 4-8 Weeks
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:

Summer Community Public Health

SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Program Overview

Start your investigation of the complexities of healthcare in developing nations in the Dominican Republic this summer. With classroom instruction plus fieldwork in urban and semi-rural settings, you’ll get a close look and new perspective on the social and health issues facing one of the Caribbean’s poorest countries.

Unique Experiences

GET TO KNOW

a Dominican family while you improve your Spanish language skills.

INTERACT

with and make a difference for Dominican patients and medical professionals as you work at a semi-rural clinic and in an urban neighborhood.

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE

of pressing international public health issues.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Complete a ten-day rotation at a semi-rural medical clinic. Support the efforts of health promoters in marginalized urban neighborhoods.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Six-day orientation – an introduction to Dominican culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in and around your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • 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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