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InteRDom 2018 Begins its Fall Program

Santo Domingo – On Monday, September 10 InteRDom’s 2018 fall program got underway in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with the presentation of a new intern who will participate in the current program led by Manuel Medrano, GFDD’s program coordinator. The intern that will participate in this year’s fall program is Olivia Tillinghast, a Nursing Program student from Northeastern University in the United States. After the introduction of the student and following a tour of the Funglode facilities and the Juan Bosch Library, the student participated in a lunch hosted by the Foundation team in one of Santo Domingo’s finest restaurants. The following day the student and the GFDD team boarded the Santo Domingo Metro and traveled from... Read More

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InteRDom 2018 Begins its Spring Program

Santo Domingo - Last Monday, April 16, InteRDom’s 2018 spring program got underway in Santo  Domingo, Dominican Republic, with the presentation of the two new interns that will participate in the current program by Manuel Medrano, GFDD’s program coordinator. The interns that will participate in this year’s spring program will be Anouk Costeaux, a Foreign Language student from the University of Toulouse, France and Tanya Huairt, international business student from Nice’s Technological Institute, also in France. After the introduction of the students, and providing them with a tour of Funglode and the Juan Bosch Library, the students participated in a lunch hosted by the Foundation team in one of Santo Domingo’s finest restaurants. The following day the interns and the... Read More

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InteRDom Participated at New York Model United Nations Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (NYMUNLAC 2018)

GFDD, along with its sister organization Funglode, headed the opening this past April 1th of the New York Model United Nations Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (NYMUNLAC2018) organized by Global Muners and ANURD.  The opening ceremony was held at the Grand Hotel Hyatt in New York City, with the participation of hundreds of students from all over the world. During the second day of the conference the head of the New York office of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development, Ms. Yamile Eusebio, moderated the first working session along with Manuel Medrano, GFDD’s Program Coordinator for Student Exchanges (InteRDom). During his brief and spontaneous presentation, Manuel Medrano highlighted the importance of encouraging... Read More

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Summer 2017 InteRDom Interns Take Part in Their Final Excursion

Santo Domingo – Over the weekend, the Summer 2017 InteRDom interns took part in the third and final cultural activity of their program. The interns had the opportunity on Saturday, August 5th to enjoy a full day in the municipality of Baní, where they visited a number of truly picturesque landscapes. Accompanied by InteRDom staff, the interns departed the headquarters of Funglode at 10:00 a.m. and were told of the significance of the locations they were about to visit on the way. The day brought adventure in the form of climbing the Dunes of Baní, historical lessons in visiting the Salt Mines of Baní, and later, rest and relaxation during a brief swim in the Playa... Read More

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InteRDom Summer 2017: Mirabal Sisters Museum and the Ruta del Cacao

Santo Domingo - The second Summer 2017 InteRDom cultural excursion took place on Saturday, July 1st. Both interns and InteRDom staff departed from the Funglode headquarters and headed to San Francisco de Macorís to take part in the “Ruta del Cacao” (Chocolate Trail) tour. Upon their arrival, the interns were presented with glasses of warm cocoa, given a tour of the company’s facilities and educated on the process of cocoa production by knowledgeable employees. The tour began with the interns planting their own cacao plant while the staff discussed the Dominican Republic’s ecosystem. Later, they headed to the harvesting and drying areas, where they learned the great importance of processes established to assure the highest... Read More

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InteRDom Summer 2017 Interns Begin Their Dominican Experience at GFDD/Funglode Headquarters in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo - 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 interns were provided with general information about their different internships and discussed the various activities planned for the summer.... Read More

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InteRDom Summer Interns Come Face to Face with the Dominican Republic’s Colonial Past

Santo Domingo - 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 students arrived to the Colonial Zone in the morning hours of June 10 and began their tour at the Fortaleza Ozama. Mr. Reydi Moreto provided historical context as the interns walked throughout the historical site. GFDD/Funglode staff then handed bicycles to the participants, who set off... Read More

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GFDD/Funglode President Presents Certificates to Global Dominican Academic Exchange (GDAE) Participants

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. GDAE is a collaborative effort between InteRDom, a program of GFDD/Funglode; the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT, for its... Read More

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Dominican Law Students Can Now Apply to the Prestigious University of Washington’s Transnational Law Program!

Santo Domingo - The Global Dominican Academic Exchange (GDAE) program and the University of Washington (UW) School of Law have opened the application period for the Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice that will take place from September 1 to 15, 2017 in Seattle, Washington, United States.  Applications will be received until June 30, 2017 and participants will receive a discount of 50 percent for the registration cost of the program. The program, promoted by GDAE, is a collaboration between InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), and the University of Washington School of Law. The program allows Dominican students of law, recent graduates and young professionals working in... Read More

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Group of Dominican Students Experience Life of an Ivy League Undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The first Global Dominican Academic Exchange (GDAE) of this year was held in the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) from Abril 9-16, 2017, in collaboration with the on campus Student Association, Grupo Quisqueyano (GQ), who served as hosts and introduced the Dominicans to Ivy League student life. This is the second time that a GDAE group visited UPenn. A group of students from different academic backgrounds from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) received a scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education of the Dominican Republic (MESCyT) to participate in the week-long academic and cultural immersion program abroad. The agenda was action-packed with courses in various subjects such as Social Statistics, History of... Read More