Applications are now open for the next Global Dominican Academic Exchange (GDAE) program, being held at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts from November 2-8, 2015. Dominican undergraduate students studying business and/or entrepreneurship are invited to apply to participate in this exciting exchange experience.
When: November 2-8, 2015
Where: Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: October 16, 2015
Estimated cost: USD$960, dependent on price variation in air travel
Participants will be paired with a Dominican-American student host at Babson College, with whom they will be lodged, attend classes and participate in an agenda of activities scheduled by the student hosts. The event has been strategically scheduled during International Education Week (IEW) so that it will coincide with activities and speakers representing and celebrating international exchange and education. Additional activities include a tour of the campus and the historic city of Boston, a forum on Dominican/Dominican-American issues, a mixer with other Dominican student organizations in the Boston area, and a discussion with a Dominican business community leader about the American education system and their success in Business in the United States.
All interested Dominican undergraduate students should apply through the application form and must include their unofficial transcript, resume, copy of passport and valid US Visa and a one-page essay describing why participating in this program would advance his/her professional and academic goals. Any questions about the program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Dominican Academic Exchange program, a project of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), aims to introduce Dominican students to the American style of liberal arts education and encourage dialogue between Dominican students and their Dominican-American counterparts attending these institutions, thereby encouraging and inspiring partnership and entrepreneurship initiatives which will foster innovation and stimulate Dominican economic development and international understanding.