February 23, 2009

InteRDom’s Participation is Unique at Baruch College’s Study Abroad Fair

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Cultures from all over the world were represented on February 19, 2009 at Baruch College’s semi-annual Study Abroad Fair in New York City.  InteRDom had a stand at the fair, one of two expositors representing the Dominican Republic amidst the plethora of cultures.

The fair, organized by Baruch College’s Study Abroad Department, is held once each semester and features over 20 providers of internship and academic study programs from universities and organizations in and around the New York area. More than 300 students and faculty attended the fair, many of whom passed by the InteRDom booth to collect information about the exciting new Summer and Fall 2009 internship offerings.

While there was a vast array of cultures and study programs on display at the fair, InteRDom was the only program that boasted an internship component, making it a popular and unique option.

“Work experience in any internship environment is important, but doing it in a foreign business culture in a foreign language gives the students an added skill that will be of inestimable value to them in their career,” said Dr. Richard Mitten, Director of Study Abroad at Baruch College.

During the course of the fair, InteRDom representatives had the opportunity to meet a number of students, including one exchange student, Arturo Fernández, hailing from InteRDom’s affiliate university in Santo Domingo, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).  UNIBE has a relationship of exchange with Baruch College, and InteRDom brings an extra internship and support component to that relationship.

InteRDom is excited to meet students and professors like Fernández who can discuss their research projects and ideas about education and development in the Dominican Republic.

InteRDom offers students the opportunity to gain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their field of study.  The program significantly contributes to the development of the nation’s employment sector and the advancement of academic research.