Study Abroad in Santo Domingo

Study Abroad in Santo Domingo

About Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Energetic and bustling with a population of roughly 2.5 million, Santo Domingo is a big city with the warmth of a small town. Despite its size, which can sound daunting, it maintains the typical vibe of a Latin culture.

Head down to Old Santo Domingo, the city's colonial district full of cobblestone streets and traditional architecture that will transport you back to another era. However, you can also take advantage of the city's up-and-coming modern side: fine dining restaurants, frenetic merengue clubs and much more!

Aside from age-old traditions and architecture, Santo Domingo's rich culture also offers newer facets, such as theaters, cinemas, and museums- all of which are dispersed throughout the city streets.

Finally, when you're in the middle of the Caribbean Ocean, how can you forget the beach! Luckily for you towel-toting sun-lovers, Santo Doming is located on the Dominican Republic's southern coast- that means just minutes from the beach.

All of this and much more makes Santo Domingo a prime study abroad destination- come discover it!

The Spanish Language School

Situated in the midst of bustling student activity and cafés, our school is set right across from the island's largest university. Its unbeatable location provides students with the opportunity to get to know native DOminicans and practice your Spanish both inside and outside of the classroom. Plus, you'll be just a 10-minute bus ride to the historic Colonial Quarter!

The academic center's facilities include: 3 outdoor classrooms, 2 indoor classrooms with ceiling fans, access to the university library across the street, and a garden and terraces where you can meet and socialize with other students.

Minimum age to study abroad in Santo Domingo: 16 (with letter of permission from parents or guardians)

Spanish Language Courses in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Intensive Group Course

  • Program: 20 General Spanish lessons week
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • Starting dates beginners: every 2nd Monday, all year round
  • Starting dates non-beginners: every Monday, all year round
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 7

Super Intensive Group Course

  • Program: 30 lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates beginners: every 2nd Monday, all year round
  • Starting dates non-beginners: every Monday, all year round
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 7

Private Spanish Lessons

  • Program: 20 lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Possibility of introducing special topic
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced

Accommodations

Families

Staying with a host family in Santo Domingo and participating in their day-to-day life is the best way to learn the language and discover the Dominican Republic's culture. You will stay in a single room, and a half board meal plan is included.

School Apartment

Staying in a school apartment offers a more independent lifestyle that some students prefer. You will stay in a single room with self-catering.

Apart Hotels

Staying in an apart-hotel also offers a more independent lifestyle that some students prefer. Like in the school apartment option, you will stay in a single room with self-catering. We can also offer you a 2-star hotel studio option on a bed and breakfast basis.

Middle Class Hotel

A middle class hotel also provides independence. You will stay in a single room and breakfast is included in the price.

Cultural Activities

Feeling insecure about your dance moves? No need to worry – you can enjoy salsa and meringue classes right in the comfort of school with your new international friends.

Along with Latin dance lessons, our Spanish school in Santo Domingo also organizes excursions with native Dominicans such as hiking, cultural visits, tennis, and more. That means that everyone will be having fun, experiencing the country's vast offerings, and practicing Spanish!

Here's a sample schedule of the organized activities in which you can opt to participate:

  • Monday afternoon: City tour of Santo Domingo
  • Tuesday evening: Movies at the Cinemateca Nacional
  • Wednesday evening: Dancing to live music (Son and Merengue) at the Bar Las Palmas in Hotel "Santo Domingo", a five-star establishment (free entry)
  • Thursday evening: Explore restaurants and bars in the Zona Colonial (old colonial quarter)
  • Friday morning: Guided educational city tour (museums, historical buildings etc.) with students from the center.
  • Saturday/Sunday: Excursion or day at the beach. We are happy to help you find the best places to scuba dive, wind and kite surf, go river rafting, bike, rent motorbikes, go horseback riding, play tennis or golf, hike...

Highlights

  • Close to the beach!
  • Discount if you study abroad in Santo Domingo for 9+ weeks!
  • Excursions and activities with native speakers
  • Double room accommodation is available upon request for students traveling together

Prices & Dates

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