CIEE Summer Community Public Health in Santiago

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With its underserved population facing a spate of social and health issues, the Dominican Republic offers you fascinating insight into the state of healthcare in the Hispanic Caribbean. Combining traditional classroom instruction with homestays and field work in both urban and semi-rural communities, you will explore the challenges confronting developing countries.

Study abroad in the Dominican Republic and you will:

- Improve your Spanish language skills through a homestay with a local family

- Examine a range of pre-professional healthcare issues

- Engage with local patients and medical staff through a health practicum and clinical rotation

If you have an interest in Spanish language, medicine, and the allied health professions as they relate to underdevelopment and public health, explore them all in the Dominican Republic.

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Santiago Public Health

This program was absolutely life changing. The weekly excursions and great support really made it a trip to remember. CIEE did a great job of putting together a wonderful group of students and staff to create a great experience for everyone. The host family placements put us right by the city and really gave us the cultural immersion we wanted. One of my favorite trips was when we went to white water rafting because it really brought us all together and was a truly unique experience. I think it was the perfect combination of education and fun because we learned so much about the Dominican Republic: it’s history, culture and language all the while enjoying ourselves.

How can this program be improved?
Maybe hearing it more towards Public Health even though it is difficult.
Yes, I recommend this program


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