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Dominican Republic

Health and Social Welfare

Dominican Republic


We hope to run this course again in 2015.

Program Summary:

  • Dates of Course: June 16 - August 14, 2014 (tentative)
  • Location: Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Housing: Students live with and eat with families as arranged by the program staff.
  • Total Credits: 3 or 6 Credits
  • Available for: Graduate Students

Academic Details/Program Curriculum:

  • This course is offered by the NYU Silver School of Social Work and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
  • Advanced Spanish is required and will be evaluated through a Spanish interview.
  • Students can take this course for 3 or 6 credits.
  • Students in this course will conduct research under the guidance of the course instructors. Research assignments will be given throughout the summer to help students develop their proposal, project design, implementation, and final project. In addition the students will study and present on policies and programs at the government level, local nonprofit or international organizations.
  • The program will provide a comprehensive overview of critical issues necessary to address when practicing with communities in the Dominican context. Course meetings will be held two hours each week to integrate course content with practice. Class format will include lecture, discussion, and videotapes. Discussion will focus on the integration of practice and theory. Students will develop reflective analytical skills for practice in the field and skills to articulate this knowledge and self awareness.

For General Inquiries Contact

Eileen Wolkstein, PhD
Director, Global and Lifelong Learning

Stephanie Kaplan
Coordinator, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

Program Faculty:

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Professor and Dominican Exchange Program Director


  • Graduate tuition: 3 Credits: $3,674 (estimate); 6 credits: $7,348(estimate)
  • Program activities fees and personal expenses: $500-$1,000
  • Housing: $1,200. Residence is arranged by program staff. Students will be housed with local families.
  • Other: Estimated airfare: $500