Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Liberal Arts

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Information for term Liberal Arts

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Dates: Aug 27 – Dec 9, 2018 (15 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 2 – Apr 12, 2019 (14 weeks*)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Raise your already strong Spanish language skills to new heights while you experience student life – and rural life – in the developing Caribbean nation in Santiago. With a homestay, excursions, coursework, and unique opportunities to connect with community members, you’ll look deeply into socio-economic issues, and be part of the fabric of the Dominican Republic – while it becomes part of you.

 

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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Location & Culture

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Founded in 1495 by 30 caballeros from Columbus’ early expeditions, Santiago is a growing, modern city with a population of more than 800,000. Despite its sprawling size, Santiago retains many small-town features. Traditional merchants ride burros loaded with baskets of goods and call out their wares in a musical chant. Street vendors balance large baskets of fruit and vegetables on their heads. People are friendly and crime is scarce. The people of Santiago like to play dominos, listen to merengue and bachata music, and talk about baseball.

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The Culture

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

  • Contribute with service work alongside locals in rural communities, in places where CIEE has longstanding relationships in place. Accommodations are rustic, but show students the realities of rural life.   
  • Volunteer in other capacities, caring for challenged infants and children, helping young boys at a baseball academy, helping an elementary school teacher, caring for young mothers – these are all ways to get personal with members of Dominican communities.
  • Swap cultural tips with a Dominican or Haitian partner as you complete assignments together during the CIEE ICL in Santiago.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays:  Living with a Dominican family is your ticket to immersion into every day Santiago life. Your Spanish-speaking host family provides housing and three meals a day. Families are middle to upper class, and students can also choose working-class families.  All homestays are within walking distance of campus.

  • MEALS

    All meals are provided by your homestay family.

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Where You'll Study

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    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA MADRE Y MAESTRA

    Santiago

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The program details

This program was launched in 1987 to help students further improve advanced Spanish skills and explore life in a developing Caribbean nation. Along with Spanish classes, students also learn about the evolution of society, culture, economics, and politics of Hispaniola and the greater Hispanic Caribbean through liberal arts courses at CIEE and Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). This is a private institution has been ranked by the Inter-American Development Bank as the best academic institution of higher learning in the Dominican Republic and enrolls about 8,000 students.

Results from a proficiency exam at the beginning of the program steer students into one of three advanced language levels. These levels determine which required language course and electives they may take. Students in the two most-advanced levels can take direct enrollment classes with PUCMM students.

All students sign off on the CIEE Community Language Commitment, agreeing to speak only Spanish to foster language proficiency and understanding of Dominican society.

Motivated, independent students with strong Spanish may continue for a second semester, or begin our Santiago service-learning program. These students have a three-week break between semesters.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Advanced Spanish language and CIEE core course are open to CIEE students only. Electives through PUCMM’s division of Spanish for Foreigners are open to up to five other international or Dominican students. Direct enrollment courses are also open to Dominicans and other foreign students. Professors are from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, or contracted by the Department of Applied Linguistics and the Area of Spanish for Foreigners.

  • GRADING

    In CIEE and PUCMM courses, students are graded from A-F on quizzes, exams, papers, presentations, and class participation. Attendance is mandatory. Incompletes are not accepted.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Most PUCMM students specialize in a profession such as law, medicine, engineering, architecture, education, or business. Psychology and social communication are the only social science majors. Though PUCCM is the country’s premier private university, it has limited resources compared to most U.S. colleges and universities. U.S. students find striking differences between teaching goals and methods at PUCMM and their home schools. Teaching methods are less formal, employing a mix of tutorials, readings, discussions, reports, and tests, with more emphasis on memorization than analysis. Presentations are often researched and given by individual students or groups, not professors, which requires students to take more initiative for learning.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Four semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Total credit, academic year 30-36 semester/45-54 quarter hours
  • Course contact hours: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise noted


Students must enroll in courses that provide a total of 15-18 credits. Students may take a maximum of 16 credits at Pontifícia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), including:

  • a Spanish language course;
  • the program’s core course: Contemporary Dominican Republic: Political and Socioeconomic Processes;
  • PUCMM elective courses

Fall 2018 Courses

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

A preliminary list of courses is sent to students upon acceptance into the program. The final list of available courses is given to students upon arrival, as not all courses are offered every semester.

REQUIRED CIEE CORE COURSE

  • LAST 3003 DRAS: Contemporary Dominican Republic: Political and Socioeconomic Processes

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSE

  • COMM 3301 DRAS: Intercultural Communication and Leadership
  • INDR 3003 DRAS: Directed Independent Research

REQUIRED PUCMM LANGUAGE COURSES

  • SPAN 3001 DRAS: Advanced Spanish I
  • SPAN 3002 DRAS: Advanced Spanish II
  • SPAN 4001 DRAS: Advanced Spanish III

PUCMM ELECTIVE COURSES: SPANISH FOR FOREIGNERS

These classes are offered for foreigners by PUCMM staff, although up to five Dominican and/or Haitian students per class may also enroll, space permitting. Courses are not always offered each semester and a minimum enrollment of six students is needed to run each class.

LEVELS I, II, AND III
Caribbean Short Stories

This course offers a panorama of Spanish Caribbean literature in Spanish from the colonial era through the present, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Course content is developed through lectures, readings, discussion, and analysis of representative works of each period from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

Community Service Practicum
Designed for students interested in development or social work, the course seeks to identify the causes of problems in the areas of education, health, and neighborhood-level social service, as well as give students an understanding of the Dominican reality. Complementing the academic coursework is a minimum of four hours of weekly volunteer work in a social service activity in Santiago. There is also a requirement for a final paper that combines knowledge learned in the classroom with experience gained in the volunteer practicum. At the end of the semester, students give a public presentation of their community service experience. Contact hours: 28 theory, 56 practicum. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Culture and Society of the Hispanic Caribbean
This class examines the parallel and contrasting cultural characteristics of the Hispanic Caribbean through analysis of the different ways in which Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic developed. Students study the history and society of each island, focusing on their intellectual movements, political thought, and artistic and literary movements. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

English as a Second Language (ESL) 
Teacher Training Methodology Course and Directed Teaching
This course trains students in teaching English as a second language, giving an overview of recent theories of second-language acquisition and teaching methodologies, practical application, and theoretical principles through class presentations and student teaching. Credit is granted for the course in conjunction with teaching (but not for teaching alone). There is also a requirement for a final paper that combines knowledge learned in the classroom with experience gained in the directed teaching segment. (Please note that although each student who successfully completes this course receives a TESL certificate, the certificate does not fulfill U.S. or foreign requirements for teaching English as a second language. This course is taught in English and is offered on a for-credit basis only with home institution approval.) Contacthours: 28 theory, 56 practicum. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

Introduction to Dominican Folklore
This class presents a complete and systematic panorama of the different aspects and branches of folklore, with rich Dominican examples so that students can understand easily and appreciate the cultural context into which they are immersed. Examples include verbal folklore (spoken, proverbs, poetry, legends, stories, songs); partially spoken (superstitions, magic, children’s games); nonverbal (gestures, costumes, food); and field work methodology.

Latin American Cinema and Society
Cinema is recognized as one of the most effective mediums to understand the social, political, and cultural reality of both the past and the present, as well as the general diffusion of human ideas across time and place. This course combines the theoretical bases of cinematography with in-depth analyses of the best Latin American and Hispanic-Caribbean films to help students gain a more profound understanding of Latin American society.

LEVELS II AND III
Afro-Caribbean Cultures

This course looks at the diversity, uniqueness, and unity of the African experience across the Caribbean. The goal of the course is to help students understand the historical roots and social processes of Afro- Caribbean heritage in society, politics, the arts, and various other cultural aspects, including Afro-Caribbean religious beliefs and practices.

Contemporary Dominican Literature
Dominican literature of the 20th and 21st centuries is surveyed with an emphasis on developments since the advent of Modernism. Topics include the influence of race, geography, and politics; and the effects of 20th and 21st century “Dominican reality” on literary trends. Students gain an understanding of and appreciation for the imagination, esthetic literary values, and spiritual expressions of this country’s contemporary authors of short stories, poetry, and novels.

Contemporary Latin American Literature
This course provides a survey of modern Latin American literature from 20th century Modernism through the Latin American boom in Post-Modernism. Students read and analyze some of Latin America’s most renowned authors of poetry, short stories, essays, and novels.

Dominican-Haitian Relations
This course examines the realities of the contemporary Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, with a review of the historical and structural underpinnings that have influenced relations between the countries. The course addresses historical events that define Dominican-Haitian relations, beginning with the colonial period through the Trujillo Era and into the present.

Gender and Society of the Hispanic Caribbean
The situation of women in the Hispanic Caribbean is analyzed from a human development perspective using comparative analyses in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. The course examines the variables of health, education, work, politics, and art, starting from the level of development of the individual Hispanic Caribbean countries. Student participation requires extensive field work in Santiago and other sites around the Dominican Republic.

History of the Caribbean
Caribbean history from the colonial period to the present is surveyed in this course, with an emphasis on the Spanish Caribbean. Topics include conquest and colonization, the rise of sugar, the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery, independence movements, economic imperialism in the 20th century, the Cuban revolution, and 21st-century globalization.

Latin American Culture and Society
In an exploratory and introductory manner, students examine the formation and evolution of the various Latin American cultures and societies in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. The course focuses on the principal historic events and the socio-cultural forces and processes that have impacted their development, provided development potential, or blocked the development of Latin American societies.

Literature of Latin American and Caribbean Women
This course introduces students to literature written by Latin American and Caribbean women from the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is on gender and women’s actual experiences throughout history in terms of their political, social, and cultural circumstances, as well as the discrimination that women have faced in the literary arena.

Panorama of Hispanic American Literature
This course seeks to help students learn that literature is an evolutionary and dynamic art form that can help them understand the reality of life in a particular Hispanic country at a particular time in history. Students read about and analyze literary movements through the works of the most representative Hispanic American authors from the Conquest Era through present day.

Spanish Caribbean Literature
Literature of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean is examined from its origins to the present, with emphasis on authors and works of the 19th and 20th centuries. Literary movements such as indigenism and negritude are analyzed through the works of representative Dominican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican authors.

PUCMM REGULAR UNIVERSITY COURSES

Following are some of the regular PUCMM courses available to CIEE students at Levels II and III. Not all courses are available every semester and some may require a prerequisite.

LEVELS II AND III
Catholic Church in Today’s World

This course examines the historic vision of the Catholic Church from the era of World War II through Vatican II and from Vatican II through the New Millennium. Themes touch upon all of the most urgent problems affecting the world today, including changing culture and values, economic and social progress, marriage and the family, politics, religious thought, social justice, and world peace.

Catholic Sacrament of Matrimony
This course examines themes which Catholic doctrine teaches are rooted in the current family and matrimonial crisis. Such themes include egoism, violence, abortion, divorce, and the general crisis of values that are affecting our society and the world. The course seeks to turn the tide of the crisis by helping students discover a moral value in marriage and family as “an intimate community of life and love” that serves the Church and the world.

Christian Anthropology
This course attempts to explore all that it means to be human: including the origins of humankind; the greatness that is the human body and soul; humankind’s limitations, patterns of thought; and the capacity to relate to others in different societies, to relate to nature, and to relate to God. The aim is to instill in students a clear vision, through readings and discussions, of the role of Christianity in the rediscovery and re-evaluation of the dignity of the human being.

Dominican Economics and its Background
The fundamental characteristics of the Dominican economy and its environment and background are presented in this course. In particular, the course examines the country’s recent history and how this has impacted the principal sectors of its economy. Among the themes to be covered are macroeconomic indicators, sector analyses, political economics, and other themes that have affected the present state of the Dominican economy. (Macroeconomics prerequisite)

Economics I
This is a basic course that covers the economic terms and concepts that are necessary for an analysis of the problems inherent in modern economic theory. Among the topics covered are supply and demand, balance of trade, cost, and production, the market structure (both goods and capital), and microeconomics.

Foundations of Western Civilization
Students are introduced to the foundations of Western civilization from the Greeks, the emergence of Christianity through the Renaissance, and the rise of industrial capitalism. Emphasis is placed on Third World perspectives and the relationships between developing and developed countries, including the processes of decolonization, revolution, and cultural nationalism.

Fundamentals of Economics
This course introduces students to the study of economics in general, with a focus on macroeconomics. Topics include the international monetary finance system, national budgets, costs and trade balances, the public sector, and international economic development.

General Psychology
This is a general and scientific view of psychology as a science, and its evolution, methodology, and contemporary currents. The course focuses on the areas of learning, motivation, personality, and behavior.

History of Political and Social Ideas
This course examines the evolution of political and social ideas from the Ancient East through modern times with a focus on the principal historical events (markers) from which diverse concepts emerged and evolved. The aim of the courses is for students to gain an understanding of these events and their influences in historical context.

Human Sexuality
This psychology course provides an introduction to human sexuality in an integrated format that encompasses all of its multiple facets, both its normal and abnormal aspects, and the relationship between mental health and the exercise of sexuality as an integral element of the personality. Sexuality is seen from a physiological perspective, exploring its links to the psychological processes. Throughout, the course takes a critical approach toward the role of psychology as a viable agent for resolving any conflicts in the area of human sexuality. (Biology prerequisite)

Introduction to the Bible
This course provides an in-depth introduction to the Bible and its wide variety of versions and modern languages.

Introduction to the Dominican Reality
This sociology course encourages students to analyze human development in peripheral countries and the principal variables that have affected and created today’s Dominican socioeconomic reality. Topics covered include socioeconomic variables, gender roles, health, education, ecology, migration and immigration, and politics.

Introduction to Economic Development
This course offers a critical examination of theories of economic development in both advanced countries and developing regions, problems of development, and development policies, including some specific examples from the Dominican Republic.

Introduction to Environmental Sciences
This course brings home the planet-wide reality of the urgency to study the principles of ecology and associate them with the concept of sustainability. Furthermore, it encourages students to study services and their environmental costs in relation to the ecological, technical, economic, and social aspects that must be analyzed and incorporated into the process of development. It offers students a unique learning opportunity to integrate concepts, practices, and real research, in accordance with the environmental situation within each region, including the Dominican Republic. Students confront new situations and problems upon which they and their professor work scientifically, seeking solutions and alternatives to manage global problems in an environmentally sound and professional manner. (4 credits, including laboratory work).

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
This course is aimed at introducing students to the wide range of distinct businesses and organizations within the tourism sector. Students study the importance of developing both the worldwide and local tourism industries, which encompass hospitality and services that go far beyond providing simple accommodation, transportation, and recreation to tourists and business people. There is a focus on the structure of the hotel and restaurant industries as the most important and most developed components of the tourism industry.

Introduction to International Commerce
This course introduces students to the operation of the international market (both of products and capital), the stock market and how values are set and maintained, methods of international payment and customs operations, and international agreements, including with their legal aspects and effects upon the world economy. The final unit in the course examines the specific case of the Dominican Republic. (Macroeconomics prerequisite).

Introduction to Philosophy
Students are introduced to the principles of philosophy and logic and their relationship to religion, mythology, and the natural sciences.

Introduction to the Scientific Research Method
Students gain an in-depth introduction to the logic of scientific procedures (the scientific method), while studying the differences between scientific knowledge and the generalizations of common sense.

Introduction to Sociology
This course covers the basic theoretical concepts of the science of sociology, focusing on topics that affect Dominican students’ lives, often without their awareness, such as social conduct and social inequalities caused by economic, racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination.

Introduction to Women’s Studies
This course explores the necessity of future Dominican professionals, in diverse career fields, to actualize their vision of equality. It presents a general panorama of themes related to the role of women in contemporary Dominican society (feminism, equity and empowerment, discrimination and sexual violence, self--esteem and identity, domestic violence, power relations and laborers, and women and poverty) with the aim of modifying the attitudes of both women and men with regard to gender and equality.

Jesus, the Person
Students examine various documents (including the Old Testament and ancient maps) and study Jewish society and religion at the time of the birth of Jesus. The course aims to introduce students to the events of Jesus’ life and death, his legacy, and, most importantly, to Jesus as a person.

Photography I
This course examines photography as a means to capture reality and its relevance as communication. Emphasis is placed upon both documentary and artistic results, including visual composition, the communication of ideas, the documentation of events, and the use of individual creativity to express feelings through photographic works. Each student must have a good quality digital or 35mm camera. (3 credits, including laboratory work).

Professional Ethics
This course examines Dominican society from the basis of its foundations in ethics and justice, and the principles and values that are indispensable for the healthy exercise of any profession. Students explore the aim of instilling a new moral conscience in Dominican professionals of the future. Readings and discussions include a review of ancient systems of morality and justice as taught by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, St. Augustine, St. Thomas, the Old and New Testaments, as well as modern moralists like Kant and proponents of Existentialism.

Rural and Urban Sociology
Students examine agrarian and urban systems and social organization in the Dominican Republic from a historical perspective. The main topics include rural family organization and habitat, the agrarian economy and social relations, migration, urbanization, and industrialization. (Introduction to Sociology prerequisite).

Social Anthropology
The foundation of social anthropology is the life of man and how it is regulated by a particular society’s norms, beliefs, and values. Human cultures are very diverse and offer almost unlimited solutions to common human problems. In this course, students learn about these diverse cultures, and their responses to human problems, considering them within the terms of their specific societal structures. Students also analyze the nature of the culture that is manifested in Dominican society.

Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church
This course examines in depth the great documents related to the Catholic Church’s social doctrine, beginning with the encyclical Rerum novarum (1891) of Pope Leo XIII, which laid the foundation for the establishment of a society that offers respect, justice, and recognition of human dignity to all, especially to those who have been marginalized. Humanistic Christianism is compared and contrasted to Marxism and Existentialism, while exploring changing concepts of what justice means, in general terms, as well as in terms of distributive, legal, and social justice.

Sociology of Human Space
This course focuses on the regulative norms of human space, paying special attention to the concept and functions of territoriality among human beings, population density and social behavior, and the regulative norms of visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile space. Cultural variations in the use and organization of human space is also covered, including a comparative review of Arabic, Japanese, and Dominican spatial relations in their trans-cultural contexts.

Women and Society
This course, with its in-depth focus on the evolving role of women in Dominican society, is taught in five modules, each by a different professor specializing in one of the five following areas: women and health; women, work, and production; women and education; women, language, and literature; and women and the communication media.

PUCMM ONE CREDIT COURSES

The following classes are open to all CIEE students.

Arts: Artistic Drawing, Drama, Fundamentals of Fine Art, Guitar, Introduction to Singing, Modern Dance, Music Appreciation, Oratory, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Silk-Screening, Stage Scenery Design

Dominican Dance and Folklore
Dominican folklore is introduced through regional dances and musical instruments. Students learn to dance traditional merengue, bachata, and salsa. (May be taken with other international students or with Dominicans.)

Physical Education: Baseball, Basketball, Judo, Karate, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Fall 2018 15 weeks Spring 2019 14 weeks Academic year 2018-2019

Application Due

May 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018 May 1, 2018

Start Date

Aug 27, 2018 Jan 2, 2019* Aug 27, 2018

End Date

Dec 9, 2018 Apr 12, 2019* TBD

Fees & Housing

$11,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $9,133 **

Housing = $2,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $11,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $500

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $175

Visa Fees = $200 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $2,775

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost

$12,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $9,733 **

Housing = $2,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $500

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $175

Visa Fees = $200

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $2,775

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

$23,085
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $18,118 **

Housing = $4,500 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $23,085

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $500

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $350

Visa Fees = $200 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,400

Expenses during break = $600

Total Estimated Costs = $4,950

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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