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.