February 16, 2011

New Members of AAPLAC, InteRDom to Attend Annual Conference

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InteRDom Internships in the Dominican Republic, a program of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) is a new member of the Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC), and is set to attend its 22nd Annual Conference “Reciprocity in International Education” from February 16-19 in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Membership in the AAPLAC organization presents an exciting new opportunity for the InteRDom program, as it now has access to an extensive network of representatives from other programs in Latin America.  The organization promotes collaboration and cross-cultural understanding between the programs in the region in order to expand and improve study abroad opportunities for students and on-going dialogues between US and Latin American educators.

The conference will be held at Kennesaw State University, located just northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature presentations from professors, researchers and program representatives on a range of topics including global service learning, study abroad partnerships, global citizenship, cultural revitalization and Spanish language programs.  All presentations will be keeping with the theme of reciprocity: how study abroad experiences can positively impact the communities in which they are carried out as well as the personal and academic development of the students.

InteRDom hopes to be able to expand its participation in the AAPLAC conference in future years by making presentations relevant to the experiences of students who have traveled to the Dominican Republic.

The internship program, InteRDom 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.