Students must have completed Advanced Spanish II and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
Applications are due in February for the upcoming fall or full year and in September for the spring term. If you are considering a full year abroad in two locations (split year), you must submit application materials for both programs at the deadline for the first program.
Students must also apply online to CIEE. In order to open a CIEE application, students must first create a MyCIEE account. Students need to create their MyCIEE account and open a CIEE application by the OIP deadline below.
This CIEE program is located at the "first city of the new world". Now a capital of over 2 million people, Santo Domingo was the site of Colon's first settlement in the Americas. The academic program is based on four of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), the host institution, is a research and teaching organization established by UNESCO in 1957 to advance the study of social and economic issues in Latin America. FLACSO -DR opened its doors in 1986. Instituto Technológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) is a private university founded in 1972 by professionals and businessmen. It is considered one of the top academic institutions in the Dominican Republic. Instituto Filosófico Pedro Francisco Bonó (El Bonó) is a prestigious Jesuit institute of higher learning specializing in philosophy and social sciences. The Escuela Técnica Superior - at the Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano (ICDA) established in 1947 as a private institution of higher learning. It offers courses on TESOL and TOEFL teaching methodologies. There will also be courses offered each semester at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD),one of the oldest in the continent, founded through a Bula In Apostulatus Culmine issued by Pope Paul III in 1538.
Accomodation and Meals
Students are placed with host families by CIEE and take all their meals at their place of residence.
Level of Program Support
The CIEE resident staff, based at FLACSO, provides academic advising as well as non-academic support. They act as liaison to the host universities.
Fall students arrive in late July and leave in mid-December. The academic program starts in the spring in early January to finish in early May.
Fields of Study and Language of Instruction
Language of Instruction is Spanish.
Fields of Study FLASCO - Dominican and Caribbean Area Studies INTEC - History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Biology, Environmental Studies El Bono - Philosophy, Theology, Sociology, Literature ICDA - ESL
Students take 15 Dominican credits per semester, combining courses from FLACSO (no more than two), INTEC, El Bonó, UASD, and ICDA. If desired, GU students can complete the service learning internship for credit (Sociology 207). Depending on test results, students might be asked to take an Advanced Spanish course. This course will be awarded GU general elective credit. Students who satisfactorily complete this courseload obtain a total of 15 credits and 5 courses at Georgetown.
Letter grades of A, B, C, D W, F or FN (failure to attend) are given without pluses or minuses. C is the minimum passing grade.