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Dominican Republic: Culture and Language Learning in Real Time

The University is continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. In the event that travel is not possible, Steinhardt Global Affairs will work with faculty on a case-by-case basis to explore alternatives. Please watch for further announcements regarding the application process for January, spring break, and summer 2021 global courses.

This January, gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of culture and its relationship to language. Explore how values, norms, and ways of thinking and interpreting the world are shaped by cultural experiences while immersing yourself in language learning. In the process, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and others.

Location:

Santiago, Dominican Republic

Program dates:

January 2022, exact dates to be announced.

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: November 1, 2020*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates who have:
    • 96+ earned credits by the program travel dates
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

No previous knowledge of Spanish is required in order to apply for this program. However, if you are admitted to the program, you will be required to take a one-credit undergraduate level Spanish class offered by the host university in the Dominican Republic in addition to the NYU course.

Related Areas of Study:
  • Bilingual Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • International Education
  • TESOL

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.

Course(s):

This course is being offered through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Students choose one of the following two Spring 2022 courses for a total of 3 points:

  • LANED-GE.2005.095 (Class # XXXX) Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual & Multicultural Education (3 points)

  • LANED-GE.2300.095 (Class # XXXX) Independent Study: Culture and Language Learning in Real-Time (3 points)

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Sample Syllabus

Faculty:

Erica Saldívar García, Professor of Language Education 

Costs:

Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBD

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for the purchase of transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2022.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.

Accommodations:

Students stay with host families in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

The university in the Dominican Republic which recruits the host families requires the following materials be submitted in advance from each student. More details will be provided at orientation.  Required materials are:

  • NYU Health Certificate
  • Two 2" x 2" photos
Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: Visitors who do not obtain a Dominican visa prior to entry must purchase a tourist card upon arrival to enter the country. Tourist cards cost ten US dollars, which must be paid in US currency. Tourist cards may be purchased at the Dominican Embassy in Washington or Dominican Consulates prior to arrival, as well as at Dominican airports at the time of entry. Tourist cards normally permit a legal stay of up to 60 days. Visitors who would like to extend their time in the Dominican Republic should visit the Migration Department in Santo Domingo and request an extension. Failure to request an extension will subject the visitor to a surcharge at the airport upon departure.  All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State DepartmentCenter for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather: Temperatures during January in the Dominican Republic range from an average low of 66ºF to an average high of 84ºF.

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Student Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.

Policies:

Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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