Programs by Country: Dominican Republic


SANTIAGO: CIEE – Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Traditional | Santiago, Dominican Republic

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Santiago de los Caballeros, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, is surrounded by mountains. Places of historical, cultural, and ecological interest are nearby and easy to get to, and it is just a little over an hour's drive to the Atlantic Coast. Known as La Ciudad Corazon (City of the Heart), Santiago is the commercial and cultural center of the fertile Cibao Valley region. Although it is a growing city with a population exceeding 700,000, Santiago retains many features of a small town, and Santiaguero hospitality is known far and wide.


SANTO DOMINGO: CIEE – multiple universities

Traditional | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, is located on the southern coast of the island. It has a population of two million and is considered to be the main economic and political center of the country. The city, often called the "First City of the New World," is steeped in historical significance. There are numerous plazas and churches throughout the colonial district, which give a distinct flavor to the city. The city is divided by a river, the Rio Ozama, and is close to many beaches.

The CIEE Study Center, established in 1998, gives students the opportunity to enroll in classes at El Bono and INTEC. In addition, FLACSO offers several special courses for CIEE students, focused upon cultural, literary, artistic, political, and social aspects of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean as a whole. This arrangement permits students to combine the specialized, more personalized "think tank" atmosphere of FLACSO with courses offered through INTEC and El Bono.

The program is suitable for advanced undergraduate students with strong language skills and a background in the social sciences or Latin American studies.