Despite its size, the city maintains the charm of a small town and the typical warmth of Latin culture around every corner. Old Santo Domingo’s cobblestone streets and colonial homes will transport you to a different era, but whenever you wish you can enjoy this capital’s modern side with fine restaurants, merengue clubs and much more. Students love to take advantage of Santo Domingo’s rich cultural offerings by going to theatres, museums and cinemas,
which are dispersed throughout the city. Best of all, it’s set on the island’s southern coast, so you will be just a short trip from the beach.
Our partner school in Santo Domingo is located in the district "Zona Universitaria” and faces the campus of the largest Dominican University (UASD). A garden and terraces where students meet to socialize, 3 outdoor
classes, 2 indoor classes with ceiling fans, access to the university library across the street.
A number of local activities and excursions will compliment your Spanish course (dance classes, visits to museums, theatres, cultural events, hiking...).
You can enjoy a variety of nature-oriented activities in Santo Domingo due to its impressive variety of landscapes. Hike the mountains, trek through lush jungles and semiarid deserts, or simply bask in the warm Caribbean sun on white beaches. Although the country is a popular tourist destination, much terrain remains unblemished and largely undiscovered. Whether exploring the island’s natural beauties or dancing to merengue rhythms with
locals, the Dominican Republic offers a vast array of possibilities for the Spanish immersion student.