Dominican Republic Santiago
|Semester:||Fall, Spring, or Full Year|
|Date:||Fall: mid-August to mid-December. Spring: early January to late April|
|Program Focus:||General Culture or Language Intensive|
Completion of Spanish 202. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in language study are required.
In cooperation with the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), Lewis & Clark offers this study program at the Pontificia Universidad Madre y Maestra, Santiago Campus, which focuses on the history, culture, and current socioeconomic and political issues in the Dominican Republic. The program includes an optional practicum in which students gain exposure to development issues and social service programs. Excursions are included to regional areas of interest, including a nature reserve and a colonial sugar mill. Students live with host families.
Fulfills the overseas study requirement for the Hispanic Studies AND the Foreign Languages majors, only if the student attends the program after completing 301 at L&C. Students must also place in the advanced track of the on-site placement exam. Also fulfills the two-course international studies requirement.
4 courses per semester/16 credits
Following an eight-day orientation session and language placement, each student composes his or her program of study from a variety of course offerings. As a general rule, students enroll in two language courses and two or three Caribbean or Latin American area studies courses. A sampling of the courses and course descriptions are available on the CIEE Courses webpage for the program.
This program has a dual application process. Students must first submit a Lewis & Clark Overseas program application. Once admitted by Lewis & Clark, students will receive instructions for submitting their secondary application to CIEE. Please keep a digital copy of your essays and other application materials as you will need to submit these again to CIEE. Please note that this secondary application process can take place in the semester preceding your scheduled participation.
Dominican Republic, Santiago
More information regarding travel and program preparation here.