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  • Locations: Various, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Spring Bk. Embedded
  • Restrictions: Bentley applicants only
  • COST (click here): Spring Bk. Embedded
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Bk. Embedded 2018 11/19/2017
Varies by program 03/02/2018 03/10/2018

** Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program as soon as possible after the application deadline once all applications have been reviewed.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Undergraduate Faculty Leader: Veeser, Cyrus
Credits/Typical Courseload: 4 Prerequisite: Instructor permission required
Program Advisor: Christine Hollenhorst Service Learning Available: Yes
Earle and Sloan Travel Fellowship Available: Yes Global Social Responsibility Travel Fund Available: Yes
International Citizens Group Study Abroad Scholarship Available: Yes
Program Description:
HI 3900 offers the rare opportunity to study the Caribbean intensively and then visit the Dominican Republic over spring break.  The island was the site of the first European settlements in the Americas, the prototype for the destruction of indigenous peoples, and the first New World slave society.  After independence the new nation received significant American foreign investment, experienced not one but two U.S. military occupations, and lived under one of the region’s most absolute dictatorships from 1930 to 1961. The course goes beyond the study of history:  all students will take part in service-learning activities through the Patronato Benéfico Oriental, a non-profit that operates a K-12 school, a vocational university, and a health clinic in La Romana.  As a counterpoint to our service, and to understand the predicament of a tropical nation in the world economy, we will also see the country as most tourists do by staying at an all-inclusive beach hotel.   There we will meet Dominican musicians, writers, anthropologists and sociologists and discuss aspects of authentic Dominican culture that beach resorts normally ignore.   

Click here for a sample syllabus and itinerary:
HI 3900_Dominican Republic_Syllabus and Itinerary.pdf
Please contact Professor Cyrus Veeser for more details.

This program is currently not accepting applications.