Spanish Studies Program: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Recognized as the first region to be discovered by Christopher Columbus, the Dominican Republic is celebrated today as the Cradle of the Americas. The capital, Santo Domingo, was founded in 1493, and is the oldest European settlement in the New World. The program’s classes are held at the Universidad Nacional Evangelica (UNEV) in Santo Domingo, the country’s largest city, full of modern buildings, highways, and cultural and colonial sights.
Students are housed with families from the Christian community in order to provide a genuine immersion experience. If desired, students have the opportunity to interact and practice their language proficiency in opportunities centered around their own area of interest (missions, ministry, health care, etc.). Students may take up to four classes that can be credited toward a Spanish minor, major, and General Education language requirement. For additional information, contact the Department of Modern Languages at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3770.
SPAN 101Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 250Intermediate Conversation and Writing Abroad
SPAN 320Advanced Spanish Composition
SPAN 102Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 310Advanced Language-study Practicum
SPAN 312Latin American Civilization
SPAN 422Survey of Latin American Literature
Students will gain a sensitivity and appreciation for the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, and also develop a self-confidence and poise borne out of the mastery of the language. There will be an onsite coordinator at the university who will be present to assist students, attend excursions, and facilitate spiritual formation.
If you plan to become a nurse or work in a health field, there is an opportunity for you to practice in a health clinic. Also, if you have a specific language interest, the program may be able to help you study it. Mission activities are included. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Admission to the program requires a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher and the completion of 30 or more units of university education prior to beginning the program. For additional information, contact the Department of Modern Languages, (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3770.
To begin the application process, please contact the Center for Global Learning and Engagement.