Programs in the Dominican Republic 

Learn more about the complex racial and economic climate of the country while gaining a greater appreciation for the people, food, music, and dancing of this vibrant island culture.


La Republica Dominicana is the home of merengue, bachata, the world’s best baseball players, stunning coasts, beautiful mountains, and my very large family. I thrive on exposing students to the intricacies of Dominican culture, as well as to the complex issues it faces, including wealth inequality, access to healthcare, and immigration. My goal is for every student to leave with a changed perspective.

Harry Alvarez, Dominican Republic Country Director