For the eighth consecutive year, InteRDom will attend the 9th National Dominican Student Conference, hosted by Grupo Quisqueyano at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, from March 27-29th, 2015.
The theme for this year’s conference is: “La Evolución De Nuestra Generación: De Dónde Venimos y Hacia Dónde Nos Dirigimos,” which translates to “The Evolution of Our Generation: Where We Come From and Where We are Heading,” and will focus on how the current Dominican generation is influenced by generations past, and the challenges that face future generations.
InteRDom will join more than 400 Dominican college students from across the country at this professional student conference, and will be distributing information about the InteRDom, Fellows, and Global Dominican Academic Exchange (GDAE) programs and promoting professional and cultural exchange and growth between university students the United States and the Dominican Republic.
In addition to a table next to the registration, InteRDom representatives will be in attendance at the Alumni and Professionals Networking Session on Saturday afternoon, and has scheduled meetings with individual students and groups throughout the conference to plan future programs.
The National Dominican Student Conference is an annual conference that strives to provide the highest quality in educational workshops, inspirational speakers, art exhibitions, networking events, and parties – all of which serve to educate, uplift, and unite the Dominican student community.
In past years the conference has been hosted at Harvard University, Brown University, Yale University and Cornell University, among others.
InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), is the premier internship, research and academic study program in the Dominican Republic. It offers international students the opportunity to research important topics at the forefront of the United Nations agenda, obtain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their fields of study and/or earn academic credits by taking courses and seminars at a local university.