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

Liberal Arts (CIEE) 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Students must have completed Advanced Spanish II and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. The language of instruction for all courses is Spanish.

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 OGE deadline below.

*Applicants who do not meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to learn about their options.

About the program
  • Cost
  • University and Location
This CIEE program 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. The academic program is based at 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. 
  • Accommodation 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.
  • Academic Calendar
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 Bonó - Philosophy, Theology, Sociology, Literature
  • Courseload
Students take 15 Dominican credits per semester, combining courses from FLACSO (no more than two), INTEC, and El Bonó.. 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.
  • Evaluation
Letter grades of A, B, C, D, F or FN (failure to attend) are given without pluses or minuses. C is the minimum passing grade.
  • Resources

Read CIEE's Santo Domingo newsletters for more information

Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/14/2017 09/27/2017 TBA TBA