Study Abroad in Santiago de los Caballeros

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Explore Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Santiago de los Caballeros is the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic but filled with small-town charm.  It is just steps away from places of historical, cultural, and ecological interest and is the commercial and cultural center of the fertile Cibao Central Valley region. 

Study abroad students in Santiago de los Caballeros
Study abroad students nature walk in Santiago de los Caballeros
Study abroad students river rafting in Santiago de los Caballeros

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural activities and a overnight excursion uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion.  In Santiago, past activities and overnight excursions have included:

  • Weekend trip to the growing eco-paradise on Samaná Peninsula and Los Haitises National Park
  • Visit to Santo Domingo and its Zona Colonial, including the first Cathedral of the Americas
  • 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
  • Exploring the world-renowned 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua
Study abroad students outdoor excursion in Santiago de los Caballeros

Where Students Study

CIEE Santiago de Los Caballeros
Located on the PUCMM campus, just 15 minutes’ drive from downtown Santiago and within walking distance from most homestays.

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)
Founded in 1962, PUCMM is dedicated to serving the social and economic development of all Dominicans.  It has been ranked by the Inter-American Development Bank as the best academic institution in the Dominican Republic and enrolls about 8,000 students.

Study abroad volunteer with local children in Santiago de los Caballeros

Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer work.  In Santiago, students can volunteer to care for challenged infants and children, help young boys at a baseball academy, assist elementary school teachers, and more.

Study Abroad in Santiago de los Caballeros

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What People are Saying

  • "It was a very informative experience with amazing programming."

    Jesse A., University of Richmond
  • "The internship placements and support from staff are top notch."

    Mark L., Texas Christian University