CIEE Service Learning Program in Santiago, Dominican Republic

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Ever seen a fair-trade label on an item you’ve purchased? That means the item supports small producers in underdeveloped countries like the Dominican Republic, the second-poorest country in the Caribbean. Examine some of the great challenges the Dominican people face, and actively work to improve their lives on CIEE’s Service-Learning program. Through coursework, fieldwork, internships, cultural activities, and excursions, you’ll also improve your Spanish skills, and gain new abilities in research methodology, grant writing, critical analysis, and public speaking. Study abroad in Santiago and you'll: - Enjoy an internship in a service site that corresponds to your academic interests - Take part in an experiential, collaborative learning model through grassroots and community- based engagement and learning - Engage yourself in promoting community action through applied field research and a capstone project - Build a portfolio of practical and professional skills including research methodology, grant writing, critical analysis, and public speaking - Be part of an ongoing and co-curricular rural partnership in organic farming and environmental justice - Visit sites of cultural, economic, and social importance, including the free trade zone, the Dajabón bi-national market on the Haitian border, Boca de Nigua, and Engombe (historic ruins of slave-run sugar mills)


  • Internship Programs
  • Development Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Language Literature And Studies
  • Field-Study
  • Independent Study
  • Arts
  • Dance


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