The InteRDom 2017 summer session began on June 5th at Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) facilities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where students received information about the program from GFDD Acting Co-executive director Yamile Eusebio. The 2017 InteRDom summer session participants include Viviana Vizcaino, a Business Administration and Economics Major from Baruch College in New York; Sasha Rosado, a Political Science and International Law and Human Rights Major from Joh Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and Christian Burlock, who is studying Spanish and Mathematics at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama.
The InteRDom Summer 2017 interns, along with Global Foundation for Democracy and Development/Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (GFDD/Funglode) staff, visited the Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, the oldest part of Santo Domingo and one of the first cities founded by Europeans in the Americas. The group took part in a variety of cultural and historical activities, with a focus on learning about the Dominican Republic’s colonial past.
The group of Dominican students that participated in the last Global Dominican Academic Exchange (GDAE) at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) from April 9 to 16, 2017 received their participation certificates from Dr. Leonel Fernández yesterday. Also present at the event, which was held at Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) headquarters in Santo Domingo, were Marco Herrera, executive director of Funglode; Yamile Eusebio, interim co-executive director of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD); Rocío Billini, director of academic exchanges at UASD and Tomiris Silfa, assistant administrator for academic exchanges at UASD.