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- Dominican Republic /
- Santiago / Santiago de los Caballeros /
- ISA Study Abroad in Santiago, Dominican Republic
ISA Study Abroad in Santiago, Dominican Republic
Santiago (1,000,000) is the second largest city in the Dominican Republic and the economic center of the fertile Cibao Valley. The Septentrional mountain range is visible from most points of the city, and the Yaque River flows through the city en ... read more
I learned that I can get around a country using basic Spanish skills as long as you are willing to try your best to communicate! Liz G - Tennessee Technological University View Entire Review
A lot about myself and becoming independent. Worth every penny. Loved it. Carson H - Western Washington University View Entire Review
YES YES YES YES YES Sydney K - University of Virginia View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was most definitely worthwhile. I learned about the people, the language, and the culture. My future plans have not changed, but my love and concern for my latino brothers and sisters has deepened. Megan Y - Towson University View Entire Review
It opened my world greatly to new perspectives and problems. Izzie N - University of Nebraska- Lincoln View Entire Review
Yes Tyler W - Adrian College View Entire Review
Completely. I feel as though I gained a better understanding of myself. I now feel as though I can do anything I set my mind to and that I am in the right career path. My experience abroad helped me to realize what I am capable of and that other cultures have so much to offer! I grew up so much on my trip abroad. Molly M - Luther College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I achieved everything I wanted to- from gaining competency in Spanish, from satisfaction with the coursework and getting to travel on a weekly basis. Matthias M - Westminster College, MO View Entire Review
The program forced me to get out of my shell which gave me the social confidence that I didn't have when I left the United States. My life in the states is better off for having studied abroad! Casey N - Michigan Technological University View Entire Review
Somewhat. I made friends but also I experienced things that i have never before. Nikita M - Trinity Washington University View Entire Review
I definitely learned more than just Spanish in the DR... I'm glad I chose the DR as opposed to, say, Spain... just because the DR is so completely unlike anything I'd ever known. Katherine M - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
It was amazing to not only see, but learn to adapt to another culture. It showed me that I would be fine living abroad, there are some difficult situations but the experience is well worth it. Jenny V - University of Florida View Entire Review
I definitely learned a lot, though as I said, not without challenges. The hardest thing for me was experiencing being judged based on the color of my skin --and nothing else-- for the first time in my life. I consider this a worthwhile experience that has made me a more compassionate person. The Dominican Republic is great ... Ellen L - University of Maryland - Baltimore View Entire Review
Most definitely. Some days were more difficult than others, but I had a great time overall and would love to do it again some day. Megan D - Clemson University View Entire Review
This experience changed my life and I couldn't have done it without ISA. Their service was the right amount of hands on/hand off support to help me meet my academic and personal goals, and it was by far the most affordable option for what was included. My host family was amazing, the food was incredible, the staff both abroad ... Tyson H - University of Oregon View Entire Review
My experience was extremely worthwhile. I gianed an understanding of Caribbean culture and how extremely diverse it is. I gained a drive through the story of the Mirabal Sisters. I also gained friends, better Spanish, another family, and a great experience abroad that i'll never forget. Brittnee C - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
Santiago (1,000,000) is the second largest city in the Dominican Republic and the economic center of the fertile Cibao Valley. The Septentrional mountain range is visible from most points of the city, and the Yaque River flows through the city en route to the Atlantic Ocean, a mere one-hour bus ride to the north. Santiago has a relaxed and refined atmosphere, as well as the most vibrant Carnival in the country. Whether strolling through the shopping district of Calle del Sol or dancing to the rhythms of merengue and bachata, Santiago proudly displays its Caribbean vibrance and is an ideal location for study abroad. Despite being a fairly large city, it maintains its traditional charm, allowing students the opportunity to truly connect with the culture.
Programs in Santiago include:
- Academic Year: Latin American Studies, Spanish Language & Courses with Locals
- Semester / Trimester: Latin American Studies, Spanish Language & Courses with Locals
- Summer: Culture, Literature & Spanish Language
- ISA Service-Learning: Learn about local social issues in Santiago by partnering with a community-based organization and following a reflection-based curriculum.
- High School: Study Abroad in Santiago For College Credit
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships
In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.
12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs
ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees
8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs
The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.
2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs