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GFDD Closes 2019 InteRDom Summer Edition

On August 14th, 2019, with a cozy and friendly dinner with the program’s staff and participants at Restaurant El Higuero in Santo Domingo, GFDD’s New York Office Director, Yamile Eusebio, closed the 2019 Summer edition of the InteRDom Program. Eusebio said that GFDD was more than happy with these three ladies’ participation and felt honored to have had them as part of InteRDom. “We know this is a personal and professional enriching experience for you and wish you good luck and a lot of success in your future!”. Camryn Colette, Environmental Science student from Shenandoah University did her internship at ANAMAR, hosted by Omar Shamir Reynoso; and Jessica de los Santos, a Biology student from... Read More

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InteRDom 2019 Begins its Summer Program

Santo Domingo – On Monday, June 3th, InteRDom’s 2019 Summer program got underway in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with the introduction of the four new interns who will participate in the current program, led by Manuel Medrano, GFDD’s program coordinator. The interns participating in this year’s Summer program will be Marlene Beltre, a criminal justice student from CUNY John Jay College; Camryn Collete, a environmental student from Shenandoah University; Gabriela Garcia, a Bachelor of Science student from The College of New Rochelle; and Jessica de los Santos, a Bachelor of Arts student from Williams College. After being introduced and receiving a tour of Funglode and the Juan Bosch Library, the students participated in a lunch... Read More

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GFDD/Funglode Hosts the President and Representatives of St. Francis College During Santo Domingo Visit

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) hosted representatives from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York during a five-day exchange in Santo Domingo. During their trip, the St. Francis College representatives, who included the university’s president, Dr. Miguel Martínez-Saenz, shared experiences and promoted the college as well as its scholarship program to Dominican students and leaders in the Dominican education sector. Accompanying the president of St. Francis College were Robert Oliva, Director of Admissions, as well as Monique Moore Pryor, the Chief of Staff. The coordinator of GFDD’s InteRDom program, Manuel Medrano, coordinated the St.... Read More

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Creating the Future One Student at a Time

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo(Funglode) will host a conference on “Creando el futuro un estudiante a la vez” (Creating the Future One Student at a Time) led by Dr. Miguel Martínez-Saenz, the President of St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. The President of St. Francis College bases much of his leadership on the belief that learning is more valuable when teachers and students can connect and understand one another. For this reason, St. Francis College has a maximum of just 22 students per classroom. Dr. Martínez-Saenz, a former Fulbright Scholar with the Fulbright-Nehru International... Read More

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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