Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Dominican Republic for our students.

Santiago

Academic Program

Students are required to take the Community Advocacy Internship, Development and Globalization: Dominican Republic Case Study, Social Research Methods, a Spanish course at their level, and the Capstone Project, totaling 3.75 course credits at Scripps. Students may choose an elective in studio arts or dance worth .25 course credits at Scripps.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Cindy Forster
  • Fields of study: Hispanic studies and development.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA required by Scripps; GPA of 8.25-8.9 requires a petition to COSA.; completion of Spanish 44 or higher with a 9.0 average in Spanish language classes required; previous experience with volunteering or research.
  • Number of program participants: 15-25

Living Arrangements

Students live in home stays and take all meals with their hosts to improve Spanish language fluency.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid August to mid December
  • Spring: Early January to late April

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Santiago and Los Angeles.

Santo Domingo

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Cindy Forster
  • Fields of study: Social sciences, humanities and limited options in the natural sciences are possible at either the CIEE Center, Instituto Filosófico Pedro Francisco Bonó (El Bonó), and Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC); Caribbean studies is possible as pre-set program.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA required by Scripps; GPA of 8.25-8.9 requires a petition to COSA.; completion of at least one Scripps Spanish course at the 100 and above level with a 9.0 average in language classes required.
  • Number of program participants: 10-20

Living Arrangements

Students live in Dominican homestays in middle-class neighborhoods throughout Santo Domingo and receive three meals a day with their hosts.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late July to lateNovember or early December
  • Spring: Early January to late April

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Santo Domingo and Los Angeles.