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Dominican Republic: Latin American Studies

Program Not Running January 2013

     This program is designed to provide an introduction to the analysis of the social life and culture in the Dominican Republic through an understanding of the socio-cultural and political history of the country.

     The Dominican Republic is in the beautiful Caribbean, sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and constituting the eastern two- thirds of land. The landscape is forested and mountainous, with valleys, plains and plateau. The soil is fertile with excellent beaches on the north, southeast, and east coasts, rising up to the mountains.


     Students can earn 6 URI credits for the following courses:

  • LAS 390 (3 credits) - The Hispanic Caribbean
  • LAS 397 (3 credits) - Women in the Dominican Republic: Linguistic and Social Stereotypes, and the Changing Role of Women
  • Thirteen-day field excursions throughout the Dominican Republic
  • No previous Spanish language study required
  • Visa not required for U.S. citizens

Housing and Dining:

     While in the Dominican Republic, students will stay in double occupancy rooms. Breakfast and lunch will be prepared and provided Dominican style.

Cultural Activities:

     Students will engage in cultural activities and excursions while in the Dominican Republic including:

  • Visit to Congress
  • Workshop on the political history of the Dominican Republic
  • Visit Museums and Historic Colonial Zone
  • Cultural presentations

Program Fee: $2,400
6 URI Credits Accomodation Two meals per day
Local medical insurance Supplemental Medex Insurance Cultural activities and excursions
In-country transportation    


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines
Application Deadline: October 31, 2012 Final Payment Due: January 1, 2013

For more information, please contact:


Co-Program Director Co-Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Thomas Morin Susana de los Heros Kelly Watts
Language Department Language Department Office of International Education
401-874-4706 401-874-4707 401-874-2019
morin@uri.edu sheros@mail.uri.edu spoie@etal.uri.edu



URI Summer Faculty-Led Programs

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