This study abroad trip will serve to familiarize students with a variety of issues that make up contemporary Dominican social-political life. The excursions center around the following issues: the Dominican Republic’s historical relationship with Haiti; tourism, immigration policies, and everyday living of Dominicans with special focus on Dominicans of Haitian ancestry. The goal is to give students a broad description of Dominican history and culture through an organization dedicated to ensuring underprivileged children obtain a quality education. Students will learn of the cultural and economic differences of a rural and urban area of a developing country such as the Dominican Republic.
Program Highlights: Students will meet people both in Esperanza and later in the capital Santo Domingo that will not only lecture on Dominican history but also meet with various activists (that will also lecture) on the Dominican-Haitian migratory and afro-Dominican culture. Students will also visit colonial/historical sites and learn about the founding of the first colonial settlement of the Americas.
Program Fee: $1,000.00 (approximately - includes international airfare, health insurance, and program-related transportation in Argentina, excursions, housing and meals)
Additional Costs: BMCC tuition and fees for 3 credits, as well as out of pocket costs for personal expenses, visa $160, tips, and out‐of-pocket meals $300 approx. Optional side trips to local tourist attractions may also incur additional costs.
Application Deadline: March 7, 2017
Program Deposit Due: March 31, 2017
Payment Deadline: April 14, 2017
For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Phone: (212) 220-1372
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL INFORMATION LISTED ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.