Preparing the Next Generation
of Global Leaders

GESI in Dominican Republic

Famous for its beautiful white sand beaches and diverse ecosystems, the Dominican Republic has a history that includes cruel dictators, three centuries of colonial rule, and devastation wrought by hurricanes. Although the nation boasts a booming tourist industry and has the second largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American regions, communities struggle with environmental degradation, unemployment, corruption, and infrastructural challenges. With a focus on social entrepreneurship, GESI students will participate in grassroots development by partnering with Dominican communities to create first-time access to life-changing technologies, products, and services for rural communities through locally-owned, managed, and profitable entrepreneurial solutions.


  • Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Finance
  • International Development
  • Internship Programs
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations

Required Languages:

Spanish; Castilian

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