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CIEE-Santiago, Dominican Republic

Program Location Santiago, Dominican Republic
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31005
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2019 08/25/19 to 12/10/19

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Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info

CIEE-Santiago, Dominican Republic
Miles of white sand beaches await you!
The Liberal Arts Santiago program is designed for students with two-years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent and an interest in Caribbean area studies.  It is administered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), a 200-university academic consortium. Purdue University has been a member of CIEE since 1972.  The CIEE study center is located at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), a private university of 10,000 students.

Santiago, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, lies in the north-central Ciaboa Valley, surrounded by mountains and just a ninety-minute drive from the Atlantic Ocean. Although a growing city of 700,000 people, Santiago retains many features of a small town, particularly its friendly residents. 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


CIEE-Santiago, Dominican Republic
A view of the capital city of Santiago

The program is open to any Purdue undergraduate student who has reached sophomore standing (completed two full semesters of university) by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 4 Sem Spanish

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HK, PSY & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Housing and all meals are included in the study abroad program fee. Students live in Dominican private homes and meals are eaten at the place of residence.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Please noteThe housing costs listed below include all meals.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$10,033.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$102.00
Round-trip Airfare$550.00
Local Transportation$200.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,300.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
CIEE-Santiago, Dominican Republic
Take part in exuberant carnivals!

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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