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Program Overview

Program Overview

Learn firsthand about Latin American and Caribbean business issues while developing your Spanish language skills in Santo Domingo, the first city of the New World. In CIEE’s Business and Culture program, you’ll explore how culture influences attitudes and practices related to business in the United States and the Dominican Republic during fascinating classes. Excursions, community engagement activities, and a homestay will also help you get to know the local people and what makes Dominican culture so rich.

Study abroad in the Dominican Republic and you’ll:

  • Investigate the most relevant business and economic issues in the Caribbean
  • Explore different regions of the country
  • Visit Dominican businesses or sites that expand on what you learn in class
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Excursions

In addition to going to local theater performances, concerts, and baseball games, you’ll take part in daylong and weekend excursions to help you explore the area. You might visit the ruins of colonial sugar plantations in Engombe, and see how the history of sugar and slavery went hand in hand in Boca de Nigua. In Caño Hondo in Los Haitises National Park, you could replant endangered mangroves and see pictographs made by the indigenous Taíno people. At the Rio Blanco Ecotourism Complex, you could learn about organic coffee and bamboo furniture production. You might also visit a free-trade zone clothing factory that guarantees a dignified wage – more than three times the average free trade zone salary.

Volunteering

CIEE can arrange volunteer work or community engagement projects with a variety of partner NGOs in Santo Domingo. Not only will you give back to your host community, you’ll also dive deeper into Dominican culture, expand your knowledge of this vibrant country’s history and people, and develop practical work skills.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2016 (15 wks)
05/01/2016
08/22/2016
12/03/2016
$13,250

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, Dominican Peer Advisors, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$10,582
Housing ***
$2,250
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$500
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$125
Visa Fees **
$200
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** average cost

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Spring 2017 (16 wks)
11/01/2016
01/01/2017
04/22/2017
$13,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, Dominican Peer Advisors, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,133
Housing ***
$2,250
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$500
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$125
Visa Fees **
$200
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** average cost

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Fall 2017 (15 wks)
05/01/2017
08/22/2017
12/02/2017
$13,850

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, Dominican Peer Advisors, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,133
Housing ***
$2,250
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$500
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$125
Visa Fees **
$200
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** average cost

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Academic year 2016-2017 (35 wks)
05/01/2016
08/22/2016
04/22/2017
$25,200

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, Dominican Peer Advisors, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$20,282
Housing ***
$4,500
Insurance
$118

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

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$500
Local Transportation
$500
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees **
$200
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,400
Expenses during break ***
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** average cost

*** academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
  • Eligibility for some UNIBE courses may be subject to pre-requisites
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit for the semester is 15 semester / 22.5 quarter hours and for the academic year is 30 semester / 45 quarter hours. Students with written approval from their home school advisor and the resident director may take up to 18 semester credits / 27 quarter hours.

Spanish language courses meet for 45 contact hours for 3 semester credits / 4.5 quarter hours. ElectiveAll CIEE-administered Spanish language and elective courses taught in English meet for 45 contact hours for 3 semester credits / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. UNIBE courses are typically offered for 2-4 semester / 3.5-6 quarter credits.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

This program is designed for students who want to combine an integrated Spanish immersion experience with business courses in English. Students take one CIEE Spanish language course, one CIEE elective course, and then select three to four area studies courses offered in English at CIEE or UNIBE. Classes are taken at UNIBE and the CIEE Study Center.

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About the City

About The City

Santo Domingo, capital city of the Dominican Republic and often called “the first city of the New World,” is steeped in historical significance. With a population of over two million, it is considered to be the main economic and political center of the country. The 16th Century Colonial Zone is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Santo Domingo boasts the first street, cathedral, university, and hospital in the Americas. But it is also a modern city; with a population close to three million, Santo Domingo is considered to be the main economic and political center of the country. It is a city of contrasts, where one can observe rapid economic growth and challenges to human development.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Marcelle De Los Santos

Administrative Assistant

Marcelle De Los Santos, Administrative Assistant, has been a member of the CIEE Santo Domingo team since 2014. Marcelle is completing a degree in architecture from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) and also teaches English at the San Isidro Air Force Base in East Santo Domingo.

As Administrative Assistant, Marcelle manages daily study center matters, homestay placements, excursions, and student health needs. Marcelle enjoys the opportunity for intercultural exchange that working with CIEE facilitates, as well as the opportunity to help and support students in their transformative experience.

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Hector Lopez

Héctor López, Student Coordinator, has been a member of the CIEE Santo Domingo team since 2002. He graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) with a degree in architecture, having completed courses in tridimensional design, small space distribution, and construction project administration, supervision, and control. He also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo.

Héctor supports CIEE students in their cultural adaptation and provides assistance with public transportation, excursions, and cultural activities. He also assists with the coordination of student internship and volunteer work and is responsible for liaising with local institutions and partners for all programs in Santo Domingo.

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Tian Song

Resident Director

Tian Song, Resident Director, is responsible for the successful program administration of all semester, summer, and special programs in Santo Domingo. She teaches the Development Internship and Intercultural Communication and Leadership courses during the academic year. She earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and completed an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Santo Domingo team in 2014, Tian served as Manager of Student Services for the CIEE Shanghai Study Center where she enhanced and strengthened the overall academic, cultural, and residential life program offerings at the growing center. Before CIEE, Tian worked in the Global Education Office at Vanderbilt University as a Study Abroad Advisor and oversaw the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Exchange Student Program.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) is a private, nonprofit university established in Santo Domingo in 1982. It offers 16 undergraduate degree programs in business administration, health sciences, social sciences, engineering, law, education, and arts, including four dual undergraduate degree programs with universities in both France and the United States (Florida International University and Western Michigan University). It offers full degree programs in English in medicine, business administration, and civil engineering. UNIBE has a student population of 5000 undergraduate students and 750 faculty members. International students hailing from 46 different countries make up approximately 25 percent of the UNIBE's student body. Located in the Ciudad Universitaria district of Santo Domingo, UNIBE has a friendly and intimate campus feel with green spaces and common areas perfect for studying or socializing between classes.

CIEE Study Center in Santo Domingo

The CIEE Study Center in Santo Domingo started in 1998. It is housed in an elegant home in the Gazcue neighborhood of Santo Domingo. It provides a safe and beautiful space for students to study, share experiences, and gather for program and cultural activities. The facility boasts large classrooms, plenty of office and study spaces, a computer lab, wireless Internet, and several outside terraces and lawns.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Students live in Dominican homestays in the historic neighborhoods throughout Santo Domingo, all within a 15- to 20-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center. Housing and most meals are included in the program fee. All students eat three meals each day with their host family. Weekly laundry and linen service is also provided. The homestay is essential to the student’s learning process and integration into life in Santo Domingo. The opportunity to live with a Dominican family not only allows students to deconstruct stereotypes and observe real life in action, but it also creates opportunities for dialogue about issues raised in their courses. Wherever possible, homestays include at least one member who speaks conversational English.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Santo Domingo even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple – to help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A three-day orientation session at the beginning of each program introduces students to the city of Santo Domingo, the most basic and fascinating aspects of Dominican culture, and this program. Orientation includes specially designed sessions on health and safety, local living logistics, and community engagement opportunities.

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Internet

Internet

Students are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. The CIEE Study Center is equipped with free wireless Internet, as are many local restaurants and shops. USB-enabled 3G modems can be purchased locally, and students can purchase Internet time for a reasonable price in order to have Internet access wherever there is cell phone coverage. The Study Center also has a computer lab available for student use.

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented by field trips and excursions to various points of interest around Santo Domingo and the Dominican Republic.

Excursions and activities are chosen to provide students with an overview of the cultural diversity offered in the city and surroundings, and to complement the overall academic theme of the program.

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Academics

Academics

Language Development

Students will improve their Spanish skills by taking a beginning, intermediate, or advanced Spanish language course at the CIEE Study Center. Students on this program will be introduced to the CIEE Community Language Commitment policy during orientation, and CIEE staff and faculty will encourage students to use Spanish as much as possible throughout the semester. Students will also be able to use Spanish on a daily basis with their homestay families.

Assessment

Learning outcomes will be assessed through personal reflections, evaluation feedback and self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi. For language, students will take a pre- and a post-program test to measure gains in oral proficiency, as described above.

Academic Culture

Academic culture in Dominican universities is different from that of universities and colleges in the United States. Direct enrollment in Dominican universities is one of the richest opportunities for students not only in terms of academic learning but also for immersing oneself in the language, meeting Dominicans, and learning about Dominican culture and society. However, it also brings many challenges, which include adapting to and learning from a more formal academic culture and dealing with limited or hard-to-find materials. The on-site CIEE program orientation will include a session on Dominican academic culture and suggestions for adapting to the local academic system and culture.

CIEE students enrolling at UNIBE can choose a variety of courses from the Business Administration program. Interested students can also take courses in English from the Civil Engineering and Medicine programs. Students at UNIBE tend to be middle- and upper-middle class women and men from Santo Domingo pursuing professional degree programs such as Medicine and Law. Classes range in size from 20 to 40. UNIBE is dedicated to educational innovation and the principles of its educational model rely on meaningful, cooperative, and self-directed learning. Throughout the academic experience, students at UNIBE can expect to learn leadership and entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, dedication to strong values, and an emphasis on service learning.

At CIEE, students will find that class content and structure is closer to universities in the United States, and that the atmosphere is more intimate and relaxed. Class size ranges from six to 18 students. A tutor is available at CIEE to assist participants. At UNIBE, students can expect three to four contact hours per week for each class and should dedicate an hour of preparation for each hour of class.

Nature of Courses

CIEE courses are for CIEE study abroad students only. At Universidad IberoAmericana, students enroll directly in host university courses and take classes with Dominicans.

Grading System

In CIEE elective courses, students generally are graded on the basis of exams, homework, participation, and attendance, much like they are in the United States. Depending on the course, exams, quizzes, research papers, and individual and group oral presentations or projects may be assigned. Grades A-F are assigned with no plusses or minuses.

Language of Instruction

English; Spanish

Faculty

All courses are taught by UNIBE and CIEE-appointed faculty from UNIBE and other local universities.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site at http://syllabi.ciee.org/.

CIEE Spanish Language Courses

SPAN 1001 SDDR

Beginning Spanish I
This course establishes a solid foundation in Spanish language through the integration of all five skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Vocabulary and grammatical patterns are learned through communicative contexts.

SPAN 1002 SDDR

Beginning Spanish II
This course continues to develop students’ Spanish language ability through the integration of all five skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Vocabulary and grammatical patterns are learned through communicative contexts.

SPAN 2001 SDDR

Intermediate Spanish I
This course continues to develop students’ Spanish skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Students’ linguistic knowledge is reinforced and expanded through class activities with increasing sophistication. Rigorous practice of spoken and written Spanish in communicative activities is conducted.

SPAN 2002 SDDR

Intermediate Spanish II
This course continues to develop students’ Spanish language abilities in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Students’ linguistic knowledge is reinforced and expanded through class activities with increasing sophistication. Students are also required to comprehend and produce essay-level Spanish. Rigorous practice of spoken and written Spanish in complex communicative activities is conducted during class.

SPAN 3003 SDDR

Advanced Spanish I
The purpose of this course is to improve linguistic competencies in comprehension, and oral and written expression in the Spanish language, and in particular, the subtle variations in Dominican modes and how certain linguistic forms are used in various socio-cultural contexts. Focus is on the use of complementary pronouns and the correlation of verb tense in formal and informal communication.

SPAN 3004 SDDR

Advanced Spanish II
The purpose of this course is to improve linguistic competencies in comprehension, and oral and written expression in the Spanish language, and in particular, the subtle variations in Dominican modes and how certain linguistic forms are used in various socio-cultural contexts. Focus is on the use of distinct linguistic constructions that communicate subjectivity and understanding of how to communicate the circumstantial relations between ideas and actual events in terms of appropriate language usage.

CIEE Elective Courses (taught in English)

LAST 3003 SSDR

Cultural Studies of Caribbean Sport
This course specifically investigates and interrogates the culture of sports in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region. The course uses a cultural studies approach to examine baseball in the countries, and especially the Dominican Republic, where the sport has become dominant and where it has taken on significant cultural influence. Cultural Studies of Caribbean Sports looks at baseball as a major cultural fixture and influence in the Dominican Republic, and also as a cultural connector among Caribbean countries and the United States. In-class assignments and discussions will be accompanied by out-of-class visits to Major League Baseball academies, local little leagues, and other key constituents to examine the cultural, political, and economic impact that baseball has in the DR and other countries.

INRE 3001 SDDR (ENG)

Dominican-Haitian Relations
This course provides an introduction to the topic of Dominican-Haitian relations, examining its historical dimensions and the structural realities of both societies along with political and cultural factors that have influenced the relations between both nations. Students come to understand the diverse factors that explain the complex relationship between the two neighboring countries. Students will visit a Dominican-Haitian border market as part of the class.

CAST 3001 SDDR

Contemporary Caribbean Identity
This course recognizes and connects the main geographical, political, religious, and cultural aspects of pre-Hispanic, colonial, independent, de facto regimes past and present of the countries that comprise the Caribbean islands. Current changes in music, carnivals, effects of tourism, diasporas, modern migration, family, social networks, modern jargon, urban and everyday lives, and modern projects are covered in this course. Students will analyze and synthesize today's complex social elements of the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Cultural components such as concerts and museum visits will be embedded in the class.

COMM 3301 SDDR

Intercultural Communication and Leadership
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Santo Domingo as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level.

UNIBE Courses (taught in English)

Note: The following information provides a sample list of UNIBE courses offered this year in each of the relevant academic departments. A final list of courses will be provided to students in advance of each semester so that they can pre-select courses prior to arriving in the DR. CIEE students should be aware that some of these courses may have pre-requisites that need to be met as a condition of enrollment.

Business Administration
Business Management I [AI1-105]
Consumer Behavior [AI1-204]
Corporate Communication [AI1-340]
Cost Accounting [AI1-206]
EMarketing [AI1-210]
Entrepreneurship [AI1-312]
Financial Accounting II [AI1-215]
Financial Management [AI1-311]
Financial Markets and Institutions [AI1-314]
Human Resources Management I [AI1-106]
International Financial Management [AI1-307]
International Marketing [AI1-308]
Management Information Systems [AI1-212]
Marketing I [AI1-102]
Marketing II [AI1-216]
Operations Management I [AI1-313]
Principles of Macroeconomics [AI1-231]
Principles of Microeconomics [AI1-230]
Strategic Management [AI1-404]

Sample Course Descriptions

Business Management I [AI1-105]
This course combines theory and practice to provide students with a basic understanding of business administration. The course will enable students to understand the principles and evolution of management. Students will explore the spectrum of the administrative process and its interaction with the different areas of the company: marketing, operations, human resources, and finance.

Consumer Behavior [AI1-204]
This course introduces students to the complex field of consumer behavior, which is the study of individuals, groups, and organizations and the processes they use to select products, services, and ideas. Knowledge of consumer behavior within an ever-changing environment is critical for making successful marketing decisions. The course will illustrate the process organizations have applied in using consumer behavior analysis to develop marketing strategies that accommodate specific situations.

Corporate Communication [AI1-340]
This course introduces students to the field of integrated marketing communications (IMC) and its role in the marketing mix. The importance of a coordinated effort, as part of a company strategy, to communicate with its customers without limiting itself to traditional mass media will be discussed in detail throughout the course. IMC programs incorporate a holistic view of the advertising and promotion tools to ensure that companies send a unified message about their image and brands. We will discuss the different aspects of IMC including: nontraditional media usage, and the IMC planning process. This course will examine the process by which integrated marketing communications programs are planned, developed, executed, and measured.

Cost Accounting [AI1-206]
This course aims to provide students with techniques and tools that support the processes of decision-making, planning, measurement, performance evaluation, compensation and administrative control, using not only the analysis and assessment of accounting information, but relating this information with other variables that influence the management of the company. It covers issues related to costing systems, pricing, and cost-volume-activity.

EMarketing [AI1-210]
This course has the basic purpose of teaching students how to develop strategies to increase customer acquisition, lead conversion, customer retention, and customer value. To implement these strategies, we will cover an array of tools, services and techniques and identify which are most appropriate for the situation, including the following: search engine marketing; email, mobile communications and text messaging; display advertising; social networking; and mobile connections. The course is rigorous, informative, and will provide to students the opportunity to enhance the marketing skills that they already possess.

Entrepreneurship [AI1-312]
Today more than ever we recognize an entrepreneur as a person who has the skills, motivation, dedication and passion to set up a new business or venture of his own. The design of this class intends to present a well-balanced mix of text materials, field research of related topics and interviews of local entrepreneurs. Text review and lecture will be quite limited, due to the fact that students have the ability to read and comprehend the material presented. The classes will include audio-visual supplements, guest speakers, as well as a group project that will address the key aspects of a business plan and the skills needed by entrepreneurs and team members in the difficult start-up stage of a new venture. These skills and tools will provide at the end of the course some experiences that will be relevant for future business owners, as part of an entrepreneurial team or even as an employee.

Financial Accounting II [AI1 - 215]
This course combines theory and practice to provide students with strategies and techniques to record accounting information related to different financial situations. Students will learn to log accounting entries to complete the accounting cycle in order to write and present basic financial statements.

Financial Management [AI1-311]
This course introduces students to the principles, concepts, and practices of corporate financial management, and to the theories and applications underlying the financial decision making process. To this end, the course addresses the generation and acquisition of financial resources – both from internal operations and from external capital markets – and their effective utilization, and control within the organization. The major topics covered include valuation, capital structure and its cost, capital budgeting and long-term investment decisions, working capital management, and dividend policy.

Financial Markets and Institutions [AI1 - 314]
The purpose of this course is to give students a good understanding of various financial markets and financial institutions. We will cover the structure and operation of some major financial institutions, the determinants of interest rates, the functions of the Federal Reserve and its monetary policy, financial markets for financial instruments, and evaluation of financial prices, yields, and risks. An in-depth and practical understanding of the financial, mortgage, credit, and liquidity crisis and its far-reaching, global and personal impact will also be covered.

Human Resources Management I [AI1-106]
This course will provide students with knowledge of HR functions within organizations to determine their role within different socio-economic institutions. Throughout the course, students will be able to organize a human resources department in different institutions, as well as analyze, interpret, and apply the main HR management techniques. Students will also gain an appreciation of what is required to become successful in the entire HR function. An important objective of this course will be to ensure that students are aware of typical employment laws, what is and is not illegal employment discrimination, and how to perform managerial responsibilities and duties fairly and legally. At all times, consideration will be given to the business environment in both the Dominican Republic and global markets.

International Financial Management [AI1-307]
The study of International Financial Management pertains to the financial management of firms that operate in an increasingly globalized business environment. This course provides the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the financial management of multinational enterprises (MNEs), multinational corporations (MNCs) or transnational companies (TNCs) that operate in the international (global) business marketplace. Emphasizing broad concepts and real world practices rather than extensive quantitative material, the course offers a concise introduction to international finance and provides a clear conceptual framework for analyzing key financial decisions in multinational firms.

International Marketing [AI1-308]
This course defines concepts relevant to all international marketers and addresses global issues that challenge today's companies. The course explores the global business environment, export and import practices, the international legal, political and cultural environment, global market research and promotion, global marketing organization and practice and the financial aspects of international marketing. The course includes both consumer goods and business-to-business marketing at the international level.

Management Information Systems [AI1-212]
Information Systems (IS) are rapidly becoming the backbone of today’s society as more and more businesses and organizations are increasingly relying on a wide array of information and communications technologies (ICT) to operate the firm. This class examines the basic concepts and foundational ideas of information systems – how they are created, implemented, and used.

Marketing I [AI1-102]
This course discusses the nature and scope of marketing, and explores problems facing firms in developing existing markets and opening new ones. The course will also cover sales skills and strategies, and controlling sales operations.

Marketing II [AI1 - 216]
This course discusses the nature and scope of marketing, and explores problems facing firms in developing existing markets and opening new ones. This includes sales skills and strategies, and controlling sales operations. In addition, the second term of this course will include (a) an international focus and (b) instruction in management tools such as Marketing Metrics, SPSS, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Operations Management I [AI1 - 313]
Nowadays, the success as well as the sustainability of organizations around the world depends more and more on how well they can operate. The operational efficiency of firms in providing goods and services to customers has proved to be a major determinant of a firms’ ability to overcome economic hardships. Winners are the firms that can effectively produce high-quality goods and services at a minimum cost. How can these firms achieve this feat while others fail?

Principles of Macroeconomics [AI1-231]
This course is a comprehensive introduction to macroeconomics. As the study of aggregate economic phenomena, macroeconomics addresses questions regarding the determinants of long-term economic growth, business cycles, the causes and effects of inflation and unemployment, the fluctuation of interest and exchange rates, and the role of government policies in supporting a sustainable economy. The general objective of the course is to familiarize students with the fundamental theoretical principles, concepts and indicators in economics, particularly, at the aggregate level. On that basis, students will also have the opportunity to analyze a variety of macroeconomic issues concerning the local and international economic environment. By the end of the semester, students should have gained a better understanding of the behavior of macroeconomic indicators and of general economics reasoning as an analytical tool for decision-making among administrators and policy-makers.

Principles of Microeconomics [AI1 - 230]
This introductory undergraduate course teaches the fundamentals of microeconomics, providing a solid foundation for economic analysis and thinking. This course begins with an introduction to supply and demand and the basic forces that determine equilibrium in a market economy. Next, it introduces a framework for learning about consumer behavior and analyzing consumer decisions. We then turn our attention to firms and their decisions about optimal production, and the impact of different market structures on firms' behavior. The final section of the course provides an introduction to some of the more advanced topics that can be analyzed using microeconomic theory.

Strategic Management [AI1-404]
This program has been designed to show students how the different courses they have taken come together and are integrated, and with that understanding, concentrate in the big picture of the total enterprise: the industry and competitive environment in which it operates, its long term direction and strategy, its resources and competitive capabilities, and its predictions for success. Students will act in the role of key decision-makers or advisors, and be exposed to problem solving situations related to the development or maintenance of the competitive advantage of a firm in a given market. We will review concepts and key strategic frameworks via theoretical readings and case based discussions. Students will learn concepts and tools to analyze the competitive environment, strategic position, and firm-specific capabilities in order to understand the sources of a firm’s competitive advantage. To make the theory and analysis effort meaningful, the course includes a business simulation to integrate analysis and measurement tools, functional areas, and decision-making. The final objective is that the participants develop skill in broad areas of rational decision-making in an administrative context of uncertainty.

Additional Courses Offered in English at UNIBE

Engineering
Architectural Design [BCE1-110]
Computer Aided Design (CAD) [BCE1-170]
Construction Methods in Civil Engineering [BCE1-316]
Electrical Circuit Theory [BCE1-315]
Engineering Economics [BCE1-231]
Fluid Mechanics & Lab [BCE1-310]
Hydraulics [BCE1-321]
Hydrology [BCE1-322]
Introduction to Numerical Methods [BCE1-250]
Materials Engineering [BCE1-343]
Material Mechanics II [BCE1-311]
Physics II [BCE1-220]
Reinforced Concrete Design [BCE1-405]
Structural Analysis I [BCE1-312]
Structural Analysis II [BCE1-313]
Topography I [BCE1-251]
Topography II [BCE1-252]
Vector and Matrix Calculus [BCE1-210]

Health and Natural Sciences
Biochemistry [M12-250]
Biostatistics and General Epidemiology [M12-270]
Cellular and Molecular Biology [CGB-200]
Environmental Science [CGC-120]
General Biology [CBG-100]
General Chemistry I [CSQ-100]
General Chemistry II [CSQ-101]
General Psychology [SI2-110]
Histology [M12-220]
History of Medicine [M12-200]
Human Development and Behavior Sciences [M12-220]
Human Embryology and Human Anatomy [M12-210]
Human Physiology [M12-260]
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology [M12-290]
Introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology [M12-320]
Introduction to Pathology [M12-330]
Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology [M12-340]
Medical Sociology [M11-100]
Medical Terminology [M12-700]
Neurosciences [M12-310]
Organic Chemistry II [CGQ-201]
Public and Preventive Health [M12-380]
Research Methodology [CGC-200]

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