June 4, 2007
InteRDom Students Arrive in the Dominican Republic
The first group of this summer’s InteRDom students has arrived in Santo Domingo. The international university students will be conducting academic research and carrying-out internships with reputed national and international organizations in the Dominican Republic.
During their time in the Dominican Republic, program participants will be taking specialized language and academic courses (exclusive to InteRDom) at the Ibero-American University UNIBE
. Course options include a Spanish crash course, a graduate seminar with leading specialists on the Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), and a course on contemporary Caribbean culture, in which students will study the history and cultures of the Caribbean, exploring a range of topics from colonial history to contemporary Caribbean pop culture.
Students will also be able to partake in InteRDom’s Summer Agenda
, which includes excursions to an array of areas of historical and cultural significance, such as the house of the Mirabal sisters
(sisters killed by ex-dictator Trujillo in 1960), the cultural center, Centro Leon
, Enriquillo Lake, and Jimaní, among others. This summer InteRDom will also be offering workshops on Dominican music, cuisine, and Taíno culture at Rancho Campeche
, an ecological ranch.
Through InteRDom’s agreements with international universities, awarded credits can be co-validated and transferred to students’ educational institutions.
Some of the participating universities in this summer’s program include:
InteRDom would not exist without the continued support and participation of Dominican and international organizations, students, professors and working professionals who have worked tirelessly to make the program what it is today. Some of the organizations that will be working with InteRDom participants during their internships, and that are supporting this summer’s program are:
InteRDom is the leading internship and academic study program for the Dominican Republic. It facilitates all areas of academic, cultural, scientific and technological exchange between students and universities and NGO, public and private sector professionals. InteRDom as a program not only benefits university students looking to learn more about the Caribbean region, but also serves as a forum for professionals and academics who wish to share ideas and work together to identify similar goals in a variety of fields.
InteRDom is part of GFDD and FUNGLODE´s commitment to foster collaboration across nations and encourage research and academic exchange within the Caribbean.