The Dominican Republic Summer Program is not being offered for the summer of 2018. Please check back for information regarding summer 2019.
Note: You may only apply to ONE Global Health Minor Summer Program (DR, India, Tanzania or Zambia).
How do I apply?
Application information for the Dominican Republic Summer Program will be posted in the "How to Apply" section when made available. All applications for Global Health Summer Programs are available online through https://globallearning.cornell.edu/.
What is the program fee for the GH Program in the DR?
The program fee for the Dominican Republic Program will be approximately $4,650. This is an estimated expense that will cover:
-Room & Board (including 3 meals daily with your host family)
-In-country transportation (including R/T transportation to 3 program retreats)
-Course & project supplies
-Cell phone & initial airtime
-Service placement fee
-Program faculty and personnel support
Please note that this fee does not include airfare. We do not want the cost of the program to prevent any interested and qualified students from applying. Students who qualify for financial aid may be eligible for a scholarship through the Global Health Program. Students can also refer to the Funding Sources for Field Experience for more ways to fund your summer in the DR.
What is the estimated Student Budget for the program?
Students should budget ~$6,000 for the summer to cover all trip expenses. This budget includes but is not limited to:
-Misc. personal expenses: varies by student
-Immunizations: Cost of immunizations will depend on student's travel history
-Program fee: $4,650 (not final fee, will be finalized in the Spring, see above for Program Fee breakdown)
Where would I be living?
Students live with home stay families during their 8 weeks in Santo Domingo, DR. Family homes are comfortable, with western toilets, showers, sinks and laundry access. Not all DR homes are equipped with AC; however, all homes have water access and limited electricity throughout the day.
Are there any prerequisites to attend this trip?
Yes. The GH Program in the DR is reserved for students who have completed NS 2600, and they should have an intermediate/advanced level of proficiency in the Spanish language. The entire program is conducted in Spanish; therefore, student applicants are expected to be comfortable with the Spanish language and have ideally completed at least one semester of Spanish while in college.
Moreover, once applicants have been accepted into the DR program, all participants must plan to enroll in a mandatory pre-departure seminar the following spring to prepare for their summer field-experience abroad.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please email Tim Shenk (firstname.lastname@example.org), CUSLAR Coordinator or Jennifer DiPietro (jld322) Global & Public Health Fellow.