SANTO DOMINGO: CIEE – multiple universities

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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  • Fall Semester - Late July - Early June
  • Spring Semester - Early January - Early May

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (

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.


Students enroll in a maximum of two FLACSO courses. The remainder of their courses are direct enrollment courses at El Bono or INTEC. Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisors to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad.

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Host University

The CIEE program is hosted by the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO). FLACSO is linked to other research teaching centers throughout Latin America and was founded by UNESCO, the UN agency dedicated to education, culture, and science. Its internationally known faculty is also associated with one or more universities in Santo Domingo. Through FLACSO, students in the program are eligible to take selected courses from the nationally recognized Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and the Instituto Filosofico Pedro Francisco Bono (El Bono). The Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) is a private university founded by a group of professionals and businessmen in the 1980s to promote academic excellence in the areas of social sciences and engineering. The Instituto Filosofico Pedro Francisco Bono (El Bono) is a Jesuit institute of higher learning specializing in philosophy and social sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application
    • Completed online CIEE application - be sure to complete all requirements listed in the CIEE online application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • One evaluation. If a program has a language prerequisite, the evaluation must be a language evaluation. The CIEE online application will prompt students and will send an email to their evaluator to assess
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

*Additional visa and insurance fees may be required and are the students' financial responsibility


Students live in Dominican homestays in middle-class neighborhoods throughout Santo Domingo. Housing and meals are included in the program fee paid directly to CIEE by the student. All students receive three meals per day with their host family. Weekly laundry and linen service are also provided.