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  • Locations: Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: PBA applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Serve Abroad, Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Workship Credit Eligible: Yes Chapel Credit Eligible: No
Sending Department: School of Education and Behavioral Studies When: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class Eligibility: Senior
Number of Credits: 12 Program Advisor: Chelly Templeton
Shots Recommended: Cholera, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria (medication), Rabies, Routine Vaccines (see note), Typhoid Eligible Majors: Elementary Education
Projected Cost: $2,500 Prerequisites: Yes
Areas of Study: Education, Internships Visa Required: Yes
Types of Service: Education
Program Description:
DR SOE PIC1Residency II Student Teachers may complete their 12-week internship at Santiago Christian School (SCS) in the Dominican Republic. Students who have a heart for missions and teaching outside of the United States will enjoy working alongside the committed, certified teachers of SCS as they experience the culture firsthand through classroom teaching and mission service.

Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed Residency I: Student Teaching in the Public School; Students must have completed all required education coursework except for those listed as co-requisites; Students must have been accepted into Residency II: Student Teaching in the Christian School."
Dominican.jpgPalm Beach Atlantic University graduate Carley Hubbard (back row, far right) joins students at Santiago Christian School in a celebration of Dominican Republic Pride Day.
Co-requisites: EDU 4393 and BIB 4153.
Additional GPA Requirements: Overall: 2.75; General Education: 2.5; Elementary Education Major: 3.0; Minor/Specialization: 2.75.DR SOE PIC3

Program Reviews:
Ashley Noel Layman, Spring Semester 2015 Participant
This experience greatly prepared me to teach ESL students! I also learned so much about the Dominican culture, which will be very beneficial if I have Dominican students in my future classroom, which is very likely in Florida. Moreover, the DR is a beautiful country! I had many chances to explore it with my roommates and other teachers. As far as the school I was at, it is amazing! The faculty at Santiago Christian School are very friendly and were always willing to help me when needed. I highly recommend this trip!!!

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 09/21/2018 12/31/2018 04/20/2019