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  • Locations: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: Level 222 or equivalent Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Research Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20
Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: African/African American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Communications, Dance, Economics, Education, Elon Core Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, History, Human Service Studies, International Studies, International Studies: Latin America, Latin American Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education & Health, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Arts, Women's/Gender Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Catherine Hinken ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingEligibilityApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

About theLocation

The Dominican Republic is a Latin American country that occupies the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island called Hispaniola.  Santiago is the capital city and is the intellectual, educational, and cultural heart of the country.  In contrast to Santo Domingo, Santiago is not a tourist city and represents a more traditional Dominican experience.


Academics

Who is this program right for?

The Liberal Arts program is right for students majoring in liberal arts disciplines such as (but not limited to) Latin American Studies or international studies who have intermediate-level command of the Spanish language.  Students with advanced Spanish may be able to take one course in a discipline outside the liberal arts through direct enrollment.  The primary focus of this program is on improving students' command of the Spanish language and knowledge of the political, social, cultural, and economic realities of the Dominican Republic.

This program also features an optional research component, which may make it a good choice for fellows students required to present a research project.

What is this program like?

Students will take classes on the campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). All students on this program will take at least one Spanish language course and the core course, Contemporary Dominican Republic: Political and Socioeconomic Processes.  Students at lower Spanish levels will be required to take more hours of Spanish while on the program.  Advanced Spanish students may take direct enrollment courses; students at a lower level will enroll in courses taught by the Department of Spanish for Foreigners at the university.  All students have access to a series of two-credit courses designed to facilitate interactions between U.S. and Dominican students.Students may choose from electives in literature, communication, anthropology, history, economics, and other subjects.  All classes are taught in Spanish.  Students on this program will also have the opportunity to enroll in a service-learning course that features a community placement, or in a training course for students interested in teaching English as a foreign language.  

To facilitate language learning, all students will live with host families. This program also features a series of excursions designed to support the program's goals.

Academic Notes


General ProgramDates

Fall semester – mid-August to mid-December
Spring semester – early January to late April


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

CIEE offers scholarships to students studying abroad on CIEE programs. Information is available on the CIEE website.


Housing

Students live in a home-stay with a family in and around Santiago.  Students receive three meals a day from their host family.  Families are carefully screened by CIEE.


Additional Eligibility Notes

While this program requires a minimum GPA of 2.75, a 3.0 GPA in Spanish is also required.


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by CIEE.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Join the Global Education Center Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

Dominican Embassy in D.C.
U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo

 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
**
Rolling Admission 01/02/2019 04/12/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission 08/26/2019 12/10/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/02/2020 04/12/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.