Programs : Brochure
Migration, Race and Identity In the Dominican Republic (Outgoing Program) Featured:
- Locations: Santiago, Dominican Republic
- Program Terms: Summer
Annie Gibson, Associate Director of Intercultural Learning, Center for Global Education
Carolyn Barber-Pierre, Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs
Students will be based in homestays in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Upon acceptance into the program, students will choose between single or double occupancy homestay experiences with local families. Students will share three meals daily, healthy snacks, and freshly squeezed juice with their families.
In overnight excursions to Dajabón students will be in hotels.
Students must be in academic and behavioral good standing at the university.
While language fluency is not mandatory, students are highly encouraged to take a course in Spanish, French or Creole.
Program Cost Includes:
iNext Comprehensive Travel Insurance plus Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation Package
24/7 emergency support via phone
Airport transfer upon arrival/departure
3-credits in “Intercultural Learning During Study Abroad” (INTU 3010, INTU 3020, INTU 3030)
Guided tour of Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes museum
27 Charcos de Damajagua (27 Waterfalls): 27 Charcos is a site with natural waterfalls you can slide down.
Visit to Batey Bayaguana settlement around a sugar mill
Visit to Solidaridad Fronteriza: An institution that promotes the culture on the Dominican-Haitian border
Visit to Oné Respe: Oné Respe promotes the spirit of service work through community programs in the areas of education, civic services, and health that support marginalized Dominican and Haitian communities in the cities of Santiago and Haína (just outside Santo Domingo)
Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration: Built by the dictator Rafael Liónidas Trujillo in the 1940s, it was originally named “The Monument of Peace from Trujillo” in his own ego-inflated honor. After his assassination in 1961, his statue was torn down and the name of the monument was changed to honor the heroes who restored the country’s independence from Spain in the War of Restoration of the 1860’s. The interior is now a museum to the heroes of the restoration containing statues and other works of art that commemorate Dominican heroes. Students can climb up 365 stairs to see one of the most beautiful views of the city.
Visit to Parque Duarte and Fortaleza San Luis: Historical city bus tour and visit to the eclectic museum.
Santiago city tour by bus: Take a bus tour of Santiago to discover its Calle del Sol, Cementerio de la 30 de Marzo, and Rio Yaque. An ideal way to introduce your group to Santiago!
Dance class with PUCMM students: Learn basic merengue, bachata, and salsa dance steps taught by local PUCMM support alums from the department of the Office of International Students.
Day Trips to:
Batey Bayaguana: Visit to a batey, led by Reginald Kerolle of the Kerolle Initiative. Mini volunteer project leading an ESL class for the community's children, lunch, and transportation included.
Day trip to La Isabella: The National Historical and Archaeological Park of Villa de La Isabela is a place of high historical significance as it houses the remains of the first village founded by Europeans in the American continent. Includes roundtrip transportation and entrance fees to the park.
Dajabón: An overnight excursion to a province situated on the border to Haiti with a Binational Market held twice a week. As soon as the gates open, an enormous human mass crosses the borderline of the two countries in order to exchange all kinds of merchandise. Over the 2-day, 1 night excursion, students will visit the market, visit Solidaridad Fronteriza (a group whose mission is to raise the self-esteem and dignity for those living on the border), visit CODEVI (an industrial free zone), and spend time on a beach in Montecristi called 'Detras del Morro".
Overnight excursion to Haiti: Visit to the Fortaleza, Cittadelle, Palacio Antiguo - San Souci Palace, Bahia de Labadee, Isla Amiga, Vertiere, Monumento Histórico Independencia Haitiana, a city tour including a cathedral, and more.
For more info, please contact
Prof. Annie Gibson
Center for Global Education