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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

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Semester: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Offered: Annually
Program Focus: Language Intensive


Successful previous participation on the Dominican Republic: Santiago program or
completion of Spanish 321. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in language study are required.                                                                

Recommended Courses:

HIST 141: Colonial Latin American History

HIST 142: Modern Latin American History

SOAN 291: Caribbean Cultures

 Campus Contacts:

Wendy Woodrich
Senior Lecturer in Spanish Language & Literature
ext. 7428

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 that focuses on the language, history, culture, and current socioeconomic and political issues in the Dominican Republic. The program includes a practicum in which students are placed in field settings to gain exposure to development issues and to participate in social service programs. Includes a number of excursions to locations of cultural, ecological, and historical interest. Students live with host families.

Requirements Fulfilled:
Fulfills the two course international studies and overseas study requirements for the Hispanic Studies major, the Foreign Languages major with Spanish as primary language, and the requirement for the Latin American Studies minor.

4 courses per semester/16 credits

Following a week-long orientation, students are able to enroll into courses at the Facultad Latinomericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Instituto Técnologico de Santo Domingo, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, and the Instituto Filosófico Pedro Francisco Bonó. In addition to taking courses in the social sciences and humanities, students will participate in an internship with a local grassroots development project. All courses are taught in Spanish. 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.

Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo

18.487582; -69.95808