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

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Extended Deadline

April 15, 2020
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2020 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • 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

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    CIEE SANTIAGO

    Santiago

  • B

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA MADRE Y MAESTRA

    Santiago

  • C

    CENTRO CULTURAL DOMINICO AMERICANO

    Santiago

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

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.

Academics

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Academics

  • 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.

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Students take one course per session.

Courses

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Course Information

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

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students enroll in one required course per session.

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.

Summer 2020 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Santiago 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
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2020 4 weeks Deadline Passed May 18, 2020 Jun 15, 2020
$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

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $100

International Airfare = $600

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $500

Round trip airfare between locations = $1,000 ††

Other = $20 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,420

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 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

†† Depending on destination

††† Transportation to airport at end of program

Summer Session I and II 2020 4 weeks Deadline Passed May 18, 2020 TBD
$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

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $200

International Airfare = $600

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $1,000

Round trip airfare between locations = $2,000 ††

Other = $40 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $4,240

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 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

†† Depending on destination

††† Transportation to airport at end of program

Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks Apr 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020* Jul 13, 2020*
$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

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $100

International Airfare = $600

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $500

Round trip airfare between locations = $1,000 ††

Other = $20 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,420

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 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

†† Depending on destination

††† Transportation to airport at end of program

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

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.

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