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January 2016

This program is designed to provide an understanding of the socio-cultural and political history of the Dominican Republic through service learning, where students will work with local volunteers and children. Students will also be required to stay with local families to discuss their experience on the "Batey", a mixed community populated by Dominicans and Haitians working in agriculture.


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 plateaus. The soil is fertile with excellent beaches on the north, southeast, and east coasts, rising up to the mountains.

Academics:

Students will earn 3 URI credits for PSC 415: Dynamics of Social Change in the Caribbean. No previous Spanish language study required.

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:

  • Visits to Santo Domingo, Esperanza, and Samana
  • Workshop on the political history of the Dominican Republic
  • Visit Museums and Historic Colonial Zone
  • Cultural presentations

 

Program Cost:
Residence:
Credits:
Tuition:
Program Fee:
Total Cost:
In-State
3
$834
TBA
TBA
Out-of-State
$1,383
TBA
TBA

 

Program Fee Includes:
Round-trip airfare
Accommodations
Some Meals
In-country transportation
Excursions and cultural activities
Health Insurance

 

 NOTE: All fees subject to change

 AIRFARE TO MIAMI IS NOT INCLUDED

 

Program Deadlines:
Application Deadline: October 2, 2015
Final Payment Due: December 1, 2015

 

For information, please contact:

 

Program Director
URI Faculty-Led Programs Office
Ping Xu
International Center
Department of Political Science
37 Lower College Road
401-874-4053
401-874-5546
pingxu@uri.edu
spoie@etal.uri.edu

 

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