Scholarships available for new program in the Dominican Republic

Students interested in learning Spanish and spending time in the Caribbean now have a summer study abroad program tailored just for them. Salve Regina is launching an eight-week program in the Dominican Republic in summer 2017 and is offering a scholarship competition during this pilot year of the program.

Students will live in family homes and apartments in Santiago, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic. Homestays are clustered in neighborhoods around the lush, palm tree-covered campus of the Pontifical Catholic University.

Students will take morning courses that explore the histories and cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean and ground them in the principles of community partnership and service learning. After joining their homestay family for a traditional lunch and enjoying the afternoon siesta, students will work at community organizations serving the poor and challenged communities of Santiago.

A variety of cultural activities are planned each week and students will take three overnight excursions – to the Samana peninsula, the historic city of Santo Domingo and the rural countryside.

Students will earn six credits for this program. The application deadline for the program and the scholarship is Thursday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit the Office of International Programs in Drexel Hall.

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