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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Jillian Madden (31135) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: Spanish Language Prerequisite: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay Program Provider: CIEE
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Summer Calendar: Early June to mid-July
Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only Type of Program: Study Center/University Hybrid
Academic Calendar: Summer Additional Prerequisites: N/A
Program Description:

In this program, facilitated by CIEE, students enroll in 10 semester hours of university courses in Santiago: a growing, modern city that provides a great framework to investigate the complexities of health care in developing nations. Students experience classroom instruction and fieldwork in urban and semi-rural settings, looking closely at the social and health issues that face one of the Caribbean's poorest countries. Students will live with a Spanish-speaking Dominican host family within walking distance of campus. In addition to their coursework, students can visit free trade zones, market towns, museums, or take trips to rural Rio Blanco, Constanza, or Rio Limpio.

Students wishing to enroll in CIEE Santiago, Dominican Republic: Summer Public Health 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. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 01/31/2024 02/01/2024 TBA TBA