Santiago, Dominican Republic

Explore health and culture in this faculty-led program.

  This faculty-led program in the Dominican Republic is currently on hold for Summer 2018. For more information on the program contact Mary Cluskey, PhD, RD.


Explore health and culture in the Dominican Republic in this faculty-led program. Designed for undergraduate students, this program provides field experience, practicum and service learning opportunities to apply toward Human Development and Family Studies, Public Health or Nutrition options.

  • Earn two credits for learning Spanish for health care/service professionals (NUTR 399).
  • Earn six credits for NUTR 410, H 309 or 310; HDFS 209 or 406.
  • Be eligible for financial aid and Gilman Scholarships.
  • Work in schools and health and service agencies helping families in the Dominican Republic.
  • Take full-day excursions to visit Batey Bayaguana (sugar town), Dajabon Market and Cienfuegos.
  • Experience a two-night excursion to Haitises National Park.
  • Explore and learn Spanish for health care and participate in co-curricular/cultural site visits.
  • Attend guest lecturers on Dominican Republic culture and health.
  • Participate in guided tours with fees and transport provided.
  • Enjoy home stays with two meals/day provided.
  • Visit Santiago’s food markets, public and private hospitals, preventive health care programs, health care education, and community-based sites for special needs families.

Dominican Republic study abroad