Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Summer in Santiago DR

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Information for term Summer in Santiago DR

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Jun 14, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jun 14 – Jul 12, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Dates: May 17 – Jul 12, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Study in Santiago this summer and immerse yourself in the daily life of a rapidly developing Caribbean country where fascinating historical, commercial, and ecological treasures intersect. You’ll get a taste of daily life in the city known as La Ciudad Corazón (City of the Heart) through excursions, a homestay with a local family, and real-world experience that brings classroom teachings to life.

Unique Experiences

  • EXPLORE THE SOCIOECONOMIC EFFECTS

    of tourism around the fabulous North Coast.

  • TAKE CLASSES

    at Centro Cultural Dominico Americano or Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)

  • DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING

    of the culture and language in the Dominican Republic first-hand by living with a host family.

  • industrial free-trade zone factories

    100
  • residents

    800K
  • average daily temperature

    78.5

Location & Culture

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Find yourself surrounded by mountains in the lush valley of the Cibao region. Santiago de los Caballeros, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, puts you steps away from places of historical, cultural, and ecological interest - not to mention, about an hour’s drive to the Atlantic Coast. Santiago is the commercial and cultural center of the fertile Cibao Valley region, housing the León Jimenez cultural center and the commercial street of Calle del Sol.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore the historic and cultural charms of Santo Domingo
  • Visit places of historical, social, or ecological relevance such as Puerto Plata, Jarabacoa, or Rio Blanco.

PROJECTS

You’ll participate in a range of field experiences that lend practical context to your classroom-based learning. Unique opportunities to hear from and engage with people at the center and forefront of the country’s issues complement and enhance your experience.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: Students get a taste of everyday life in Santiago by staying with Dominican host families. Families are middle- to upper-middle class. 

  • MEALS

    All meals are included.

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE SANTIAGO

    Santiago

  • B

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA MADRE Y MAESTRA

    Santiago

  • C

    CENTRO CULTURAL DOMINICO AMERICANO

    Santiago

Academics

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Academics

Students immerse themselves in the language, history, and culture of the Dominican Republic and gain in-depth insight into the region and people. Content courses are taught in English, and students can elect to enroll in an optional 1-credit Communicative Spanish course. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

Centro Cultural Domínico-Americano (CCDA) is one of the best bilingual academic institutions of higher learning in the Dominican Republic, offering students the academic resources, support services, and physical facilities of a superior level Latin American educational institution.

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra was founded in 1962 and dedicated to serving the social and economic development of all Dominicans. PUCMM has been ranked as the best academic institution of higher learning in the Dominican Republic. Just 15 minutes from downtown Santiago, PUCMM's campus has four academic schools: Social Sciences and Administration; Science and Humanities; Engineering Sciences; and Health Sciences.

CIEE Santiago is conveniently located on the PUCMM campus.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

Students enroll in one required course per session.

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 per session U.S. semester/4.5-6 per session quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 1-3 U.S. semester/1.5-4.5 quarter credits; 15-45 contact hours

Academic Culture

Deadlines are taken seriously here. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates, and CIEE will not alter deadlines or exam dates for students who have made conflicting travel plans. Attendance is mandatory and Incompletes are not accepted.

Class Format

Classes are for CIEE students only.

Grading

Letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, and F are given. Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, presentations, and final examinations, papers, or presentations.

Language of Instruction

English

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes

  • Students may enroll in the elective Communicative Language class during one session.
  • “(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites.

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.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

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

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI 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 & Fees

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Dates & 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Jun 14, 2021
$4,150
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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 = $3,183 **

Housing = $500 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

Summer Session I and II 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 17, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
$7,470
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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 = $6,003 **

Housing = $1,000 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 14, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
$4,150
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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 = $3,183 **

Housing = $500 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Meals
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Our Staff

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Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
  • 1

    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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  • 2

    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.