In this program, facilitated by CIEE, students enroll in university courses in Santiago: a growing, modern city that still retains many small-town features, such as traditional merchants, street vendors, and friendly people. Students take classes both at the CIEE study center and Pontifica Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (PUCMM). Students will live with a Spanish-speaking Dominican host family, within walking distance of campus. The Carribbean becomes the classroom with visits to free trade zones, market towns, museums, or trips to rural Rio Blanco, Constanza, or Rio Limpio.
Students wishing to enroll in CIEE Santiago, Dominican Republic: Liberal Arts must have completed at least one SPAN class at the 3000-level. Applicants must have SPAN 3303 on their transcript in order to receive credit toward the Literature distribution of their Spanish major/minor. Students should be sure to check the external section of their Vanderbilt transcript to verify any transfer or AP credit on their record. Students should consult the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for details and limitations. Contact the GEO advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish with questions.