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Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic

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Study abroad in the dominican republic

Study in the Dominican Republic and live in the Caribbean’s foremost tourist destination.

When you study abroad in the Dominican Republic, you’ll be able to unwind in a tropical paradise, all while earning college credits and improving your Spanish language skills. As the birthplace of the meringue and home to one of the greatest baseball communities on Earth, the Dominican Republic has the historical and cultural charm that every student dreams of. 

CIEE’s study abroad programs in the Dominican Republic give you access and insight into this island nation of 10 million where you can explore national parks, beaches, museums, markets, and local arts. You’ll be in one of the largest cities in the Dominican Republic, Santiago de los Caballeros, where you can immerse yourself in Dominican culture, traditions, language, people, and more! 

When you study abroad in the Dominican Republic, you can go on cultural excursions to the dynamic city of Santo Domingo and its Zona Colonial, volunteer in local communities, and live in a homestay with a host family. Study with CIEE in the DR and discover more about this exceptional Caribbean nation.

Study Abroad Programs in Dominican Republic

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  • Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Study Program

Study in the DR this January and immerse yourself in the daily life of a vibrant developing Caribbean Island, where fascinating historical, commercial, and ecological treasures intersect.

Program Interests
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City
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  • Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Study Program

Take your Spanish language skills to the next level while immersing yourself in the rich culture of the Dominican Republic.

Program Interests
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City
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  • Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Study Program

Spend your summer in the Dominican Republic learning about the complexities of healthcare in developing nations.

Program Interests
  • Language Immersion
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City
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  • Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Study Program

Raise your already strong Spanish language skills

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City

Study in the Dominican Republic Review

  • "CIEE provided me with a wonderful opportunity to immerse myself in another culture along with 20 other students from all across the United States. This journey together made it all great to learn and enjoy my time here in the Dominican Republic. "

    Sahil J., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Frequently Asked Questions

The Dominican Republic is a good place to study abroad for students interested in exploring Dominican culture, life, and traditions, all while earning credits abroad. On one of CIEE’s study abroad programs in the Dominican Republic, you can complete a variety of unique courses, including Spanish language, public health, communication, Caribbean studies, economics, and philosophy. Outside of the classroom, students have the option to go on cultural excursions around the country, volunteer with local organizations, and immerse themselves in Caribbean life. 

Yes, you can absolutely study abroad in the Dominican Republic on one of CIEE’s programs! If you’re wondering how to study abroad in the Dominican Republic, we’ve got you covered – search our study abroad programs in Santiago de los Caballeros, connect with your campus study abroad office, and start your application.

There are several reasons to study abroad in the Dominican Republic, from the opportunity to improve your Spanish skills and learn about Dominican culture, to being able to explore the country’s charming features, including its beaches, music scene, authentic cuisine, and more! The Dominican Republic is one of Latin America’s fastest developing countries with much for students to learn and explore, all while enjoying the relaxed Caribbean way of life. 

As one of the highest visited tourist destinations in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a generally safe destination for students. As with any study abroad destination, we recommend that students keep their belongings secure, stay aware of their surroundings, and travel in groups when possible.

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