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  • Locations: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): Spanish Type of Program: Direct Matriculation, Service Learning
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, September
OGE Advisor: Erin Pendle Engagement Opportunities: Student Organizations
Program Description:

Brochure Header Santo Domingo
Liberal Arts (CIEE)

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: Completion of Advanced Spanish II
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the CIEE application by the OGE deadline.

*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

CIEE’s Liberal Arts program in Santo Domingo is based at two local universities: Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and Instituto Filosófico Pedro Francisco Bonó (El Bonó). Both universities, as well as the CIEE Study Center, are located in the city center.


CIEE’s Liberal Arts program in Santo Domingo is located in the "first city of the new world.” Now a capital city of over 2 million people, Santo Domingo was the site of Colon's first settlement in the Americas. Students have the opportunity to study at two of the Dominican Republic’s top institutions of higher education. 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.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: late July to early May
  • Fall: late July to early December
  • Spring: early January to early May

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is Spanish.

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish

This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Regional Advisor to further discuss available coursework on this program.


Students are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit they wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 15 semester credits

Students may take one course at the CIEE Study Center, and may cross-enroll at El Bonó and INTEC.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

Students are required to live in program housing.

Students live in homestays where they receive three meals a day.

Program Budget

Liberal Arts in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (CIEE) Program Budget 2017-2018


OGE advises students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

The Office of Global Education is committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. OGE hopes that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, OGE is confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with the OGE advisor specializing in your geographic area of interest to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/14/2018 03/03/2018 TBA TBA
Split Year Spring 2019 02/14/2018 03/03/2018 TBA TBA
Full Year 2018 02/14/2018 03/03/2018 TBA TBA