Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Santiago or Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

map of Dominican Republic

Program: CIEE Dominican Republic
Duration: Fall or Spring


It is recommended to wait to book flights until the program has issued specific arrival information.

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Program Overview

The CIEE program in the Dominican Republic offers three approved tracks for Clark students:

 

  1. Santiago Liberal Arts
    16-week semester includes an orientation, 15 weeks of language and area studies and an evaluation/exam period. Students are required to take two language courses as well as 2-3 electives, chosen from either specialized courses for foreigners or direct enrollment with Dominican students. The program also includes an extensive agenda of educational excursions and chances to engage or volunteer with the local community. Courses are hosted at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Meastra (PUCMM); subjects include economics, sociology, and international relations, among others.

  2. Santiago Service Learning Program
    The Service Learning Program is designed for students with an interest in Latin America and experience with service-oriented and volunteer projects. Research courses, language study and practicum service work are integrated and specially designed for study abroad students, culminating in a final capstone project.

  3. Santo Domingo Internship Program
    The Santo Domingo program is geared towards advanced studies of the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean, and the Spanish language. Students have the opportunity to enroll in courses at three different Dominican universities, specially hosted by the Facultad Latinamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO), a prestigious faculty consortium. In addition, students may work in a supervised internship with a local grassroots development organization and produce a final academic project

Academics

Participating students receive four units per semester (16 credits), provided all coursework is completed, all required exams are taken, final papers are submitted. Students participating in the language and culture program in Santiago are required to take two language courses as well as 2-3 electives, chosen from either specialized courses designed for study abroad students or direct enrollment in PUCMM classes. For the internship program in Santo Domingo, students will work in a supervised internship with a local grassroots organization, and produce a final project. The service learning program includes courses and service work which are specially designed and integrated, leading to a final capstone project. Please check with the Study Abroad Office to ensure credit transferability of credit.

Housing & Meals

Students live in Dominican private homes, and meals are eaten at the place of residence. Homestays are within walking distance of PUCMM.

 

Program Costs

Students will be billed for the cost of Clark tuition through their student accounts each semester. Housing, food and other program fees for excursions, on-site transportation, insurance or other fees may be billed directly by the program. There is a one-time $1000 study abroad fee that will appear on your Clark tuition bill.

 

CIEE Dominican Republic

Clark Spring

Clark Fall

CIEE Dominican Rep.

Tuition

$21,000

$21,000

$21,000

Housing

$2,200

$2,700

$2,250

Food

$1,775

$1,775

$0

Admin Fee

$0

$0

$1,000

Total

$24,975

$25,475

$24,250

*Denotes (some) food included in housing costs

As they do at Clark, students should anticipate needing extra spending money. However, the costs for the following items vary so widely it is up to the individual student to research the costs for their destination. These fees vary from year to year and we recommend that you check with your host institution to see if further information is available. These fees vary from year to year and we recommend that you check with your host institution to see if further information is available. Personal travel, non-academic fees, gifts or other personal expesnes are the responsibility of the student.Personal travel, non-academic fees, gifts or other personal expesnes are the responsibility of the student. 

Remember that there might additional fees for using the gym, clubs, computers, laundry, transportation, books, cell phones, visa, or immunizations.

Application Information

In addition to Clark approval to study abroad, students must fill out the program specific application. Students should begin both processes at the same time.

1. Submit your CIEE application through their website.
2. Select the desired program and click on the "Apply Now" tab
3. Create a login and password (you do not need to submit the application fee)

Apply for approval through Study Abroad's website.

All applicants must fulfill Clark University's eligibility requirements. Students must also be prepared to fulfill the CIEE study abroad program eligiblity requirements in the Santiago Liberal Arts, Santiago Service Learning, or Santo Domingo Liberal Arts, Dominican Republic programs.

Additional Resouurces

Any information on this page is subject to change.