Program Details

Courses are a combination of in class lecture and exercises and intense field work. The main courses for the summer program, totaling eight semester units, are as follows: 2 Units of Spanish: SPAN 250, Conversational Spanish 6 units (two of the following
Location:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
In the Practivistas Dominicana program, each student lives with a unique family in Santo Domingo, while studying with local students in the prestigious UNIBE and working in one of three different barrios on a project team with locals tackling real problems with existing resources. The program is an intense six week immersion in many different aspects of Dominican culture along a wide breadth of socioeconomic classes. Students are expected to be, and received as, contributing members looking to learn how to improve living systems together.

Courses are a combination of in class lecture and exercises and intense field work. The main courses for the summer program, totaling eight semester units, are as follows: 2 Units of Spanish: SPAN 250, Conversational Spanish 6 units (two of the following courses), depending on your track: ENGR 308 Technology and the Environment (Upper Division Area B GE), ENVS 410 Environmental Science practicum, ENGR 305 (Upper Division Area B GE), ENGR 215 Introduction to Design These courses can apply to a broad set of majors and minors.

This program is not a vacation. It is a life changing experience. You will leave the program knowing that you can accomplish more than you thought possible and will deep, life long, connections.
Setting Description:
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern majority of the island of Hispaniola and is a tropical paradise. The diverse geography includes 1,633 miles of coastline, white sand beaches, lush valleys, tropical rain forests and five mountain ranges with the highest mountain reaching over 3,000 meters high. The city of Santo Domingo is on the southern coast of the island, built strategically at the mouth of the Ozama River, on the Caribbean Sea. We work in four communities of low financial resources and rich local resources.
Cost:
$3,650 (includes room, board, units, classroom facilities and deposit)

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