Santiago de los Caballeros, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, is surrounded by mountains. Places of historical, cultural, and ecological interest are nearby and easy to get to, and it is just a little over an hours drive to the Atlantic Coast. Known as La Ciudad Corazon (City of the Heart), Santiago is the commercial and cultural center of the fertile Cibao Valley region. Although it is a growing city with a population exceeding 700,000, Santiago retains many features of a small town, and Santiaguero hospitality is known far and wide.
The Liberal Arts study abroad program in Santiago, Dominican Republic is designed for students with two-years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent and an interest in Caribbean area studies.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Anthropology, Culture, Dance, Economics, Film Studies, Foreign Languages, Gender Studies, History, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, TESOL, Women's Studies
Overall GPA 2.75
3.0 GPA in Spanish language
Language Skill: 2 years college level