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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations for Students

By Jacqueline Pérez When living (and traveling) during a global pandemic, it seems obvious that we should all use due precaution and make a conscious effort to limit our exposure to situations in which we might contract COVID-19. Students, especially, have found themselves between a rock and a hard place. With mass campus closures, and a migration to distance-learning, students all over the world must arrive at a choice: stay where you are and limit social contact, or go home and finish the semester from there. Of course, the latter initially sounds like the best option, but many become hesitant due to the exposure that airports, train stations, and other methods of transport entail. We must... Read More

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GPA vs. Experience: An Age-Old Dilemma

By Jacqueline Pérez If you’re reading this article, then it means that you, like millions of students around the world, have been debating a dilemma that has preoccupied most of us at some point in our lives. What do employers look for these days? Should I throw all my focus into schoolwork and get that 4.0, even if that means I won’t have time for anything else? Should I focus on my internships even if it means my GPA to be damned? If I don’t get a job before college will I never be successful? First, slow down. There is no rule book; no stone has been engraved with the “sacred rules of the professional world”.... Read More

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Insight of GDAE Seattle 2016!

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. The Dominican student participating in the University of Washington Transnational Law Program in Seattle, Washington (September 2-16, 2016) sent a report of his experience to show just how interesting the program is. We are sharing it to inspire... Read More

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#ILiveWhereYouVacation

By Daniella Mera Troncoso I am a Dominican student who decided to go abroad to attend college and have a North American college experience.  However, during the summers I usually go back home to visit my family, get some sun, and intern at a company in order to keep growing professionally in my areas of study.  Last summer I had the opportunity to be an intern at a digital agency, since I am a Marketing and Communications major. There I acquired many of the skills that got me ready to pursue an internship here in New York City. This experience made me realize the significance of internships, and that I want to be back in... Read More

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GDAE Transnational Law Program – Day 6

Saturday 25th Saturday the 25thturned out to be a fantastic day, full of color and splendor. As always, we started our day with a good breakfast. By 9:30 am, we left for Atlanta, Georgia with our professor and coordinator of the Dean Rusk Center’s International Exchange Program, María Jiménez, and the wonderful InteRDom team. We had the opportunity to visit the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Museum. He was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929. We learned a lot about the life of this great leader who, at the age of fifteen, began to study the Bible then later earned a Theology degree in Boston. When he was 25, he embarked on his religious... Read More

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GDAE Transnational Law Program – Day 5

Friday 24th It is difficult to write on this day, the 24th, because it has been the most emotional day so far. This is a day that fills us with joy and pride to be Dominican ambassadors yet we are very sad because our classes and programs here are coming to an end. We started class today at 9:30 am, like every other day this week, with Mr. Cook who teaches Penal Law. Then we took a very interesting class on Environmental Law with an excellent and very intelligent professor. Our last class, two hours, was on Environmental Law. Following the Environmental Law class, the long-awaited moment arrived: receiving our diplomas. The diplomas were handed... Read More

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GDAE Transnational Law Program – Day 4

Thursday the 23rd Today we had our first class in Criminal Law, taught by Professor Cook, which consisted of two hours with the teacher that were truly inspiring, because apart from being a great professor, he has experience as a Prosecutor, which gave us, as exchange students, a whole new opportunity for in-depth exposure to the criminal code in the United States. After that we went to our last International Law class with Professor Amann, who as always, taught the class with serenity and concern that her students understand and learn the material. That day we had planned to go to the Outlets, but Professor Cook invited us to his Evidence class, so we decided... Read More

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GDAE Transnational Law Program – Day 3

Wednesday 22nd On Wednesday, the 22nd, we woke up early, ate breakfast then, although it was cold out, we went to our classes at the Dean Rusk Center. We had our International Law class with Professor Diane, in which we learned, among other things, international law issues. Then, for the first time this week, we took a class in Corporate Law with Professor Rodrigues (yes, "Rodrigues" with an S), which was very dynamic. We learned a lot in those two hours with her. Later, since we had nothing scheduled, we decided to walk to Athens. We saw many interesting things like huge mansions, some of which were decorated for Halloween. We also saw UGA fraternity... Read More

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GDAE Transnational Law Program – Day 2

  Tuesday 21st The day began well; we had a wonderful breakfast here at the Holiday Inn Express then went to our classes. We took classes in International Law and Constitutional Law from Professors Diane Marie Amann and Randy Beck, respectively, who are the BEST and MOST INCREDIBLE teachers. The day continued to be awesome: we went to the Athens Botanical Garden, which is incredibly beautiful, then we toured the magnificent Athens Museum of Art. Later, we went downtown where, just as we were about to go to dinner, we ran into a Halloween parade on the UGA campus. So, we had a quick dinner then joined the parade.    At the Halloween parade, we... Read More

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GDAE Transnational Law Program – Day 1

The Global Dominican Academic Exchange (GDAE) introduces Dominican students to the American style of liberal arts education and encourages dialogue between Dominican students and their Dominican-American counterparts attending these institutions. The program promotes partnership and entrepreneurship initiatives which foster innovation and stimulate Dominican economic development and international understanding. Students participating in the University of Georgia (UGA) Transnational Law Program in Athens, Georgia (October 19-26, 2014) took turns sending a daily report of their experiences.  To show just how fun the GDAE program is, we are sharing these reports to inspire others to attend! If you are interested in applying, please read more information on our website at: www.globaldominicanacademicexchange.org Monday 20th It was simply fantastic. It... Read More