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The Dominican Republic is an ideal place to study abroad in high school, with its cultural diversity, beautiful tropical weather, and natural wonders. You’ll be sure to find welcoming people with a great sense of humor who are happy to share all the things they consider to be muy dominicano. Discover the highest mountain and deepest valley in the Caribbean, as well as rainforests, deserts, and white sand beaches when you study abroad in the Dominican Republic.

During your time abroad, you’ll notice that Dominicans are very fond of dancing to merengue and bachata. Merengue is the musical genre most often associated with the Dominican Republic and has been part of the Dominican musical repertoire since the mid-19th century. Dominicans often go out to dance or organize parties in their homes, where dancing is the main activity. Be prepared to embrace this fun cultural tradition with people of all ages!

By attending a local Dominican high school, you’ll be fully immersed in the Spanish language and Dominican life. What you learn at school will sink in at night as you chat and connect with your host family. With optional excursions to Pico Duarte, Punta Rucia, the East Coast, and the South Coast, your year abroad in the Dominican Republic is sure to be unforgettable!

School Yearlong Program offers you a great opportunity to live and study in another country for a period of up to 11 months.  This program will suit you if you really want to live with a host family, learn a new language and feel a part of a local community.

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What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Field Trips
  • Cultural Tours
  • Language Instruction
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Materials
  • Project Materials
  • Stipend