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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

Dominican Republic Santiago

Semester: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Date: Fall: mid-August to mid-December. Spring: early January to late April
Offered: Annually
Program Focus: General Culture or Language Intensive


Completion of Spanish 202. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 GPA in Spanish course study are required.                                                                   

Campus Contacts:

Freddy Vilches
Assistant Professor of Spanish Language & Literature
ext. 7431

Program Design:

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.

Requirements Fulfilled:

Fulfills the two-course international studies general education 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.

Application Process:

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.


More information regarding travel and program preparation here


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