Attendance and Workload
Students attend classes Monday through Saturday for six hours a day, with a break in between two three-hour sessions. Attendance is mandatory. Students who miss more than two class sessions (each day consists of one morning and one late afternoon session) will fail the course, subject to faculty and administrative review. Out-of-class work, which is assigned daily, is a substantial part of the program. Students who do not meet course expectations may be asked to leave the program. In such instances, no refund will be given.
Students must demonstrate English language proficiency, as classes are taught in English. Students who attend a college or university in which English is the primary language of instruction can submit a transcript confirming the language of instruction.
Alternatively, students can submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 79 or higher on the Internet-based course, an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 or higher, a PTE (Pearson Test of English) score
of 53 or higher, or a DET (Duolingo English Test) score of 100 or higher. Visit TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or DET for more information.
What You'll Need
A modern laptop and mouse
A digital camera (mobile device cameras are suitable)
Supplies on class list (estimated cost: $300 U.S.)
Students enrolled in the college/adult-level programs in the Dominican Republic earn grades and three undergraduate college credits upon successful completion of the program. We strongly recommend that participants consult an academic advisor at their home institution
for further details of approval, transfer, and fulfillment of graduation requirements.
Travel to the Dominican Republic
Students will be notified when to book flights. Students book their own flights to align with the program dates, arriving in the Dominican Republic on January 1 and departing on January 15.
U.S. citizens and green card–holding residents need a passport that will be valid through the period of stay in the Dominican Republic.
Visitors from some countries require a visa. Visit the Embassy of the Dominican Republic website for current visa information.
All visitors to the Dominican Republic are charged a $10 tourist card fee that is incorporated into airline charges.