Dominican Republic

Santiago, Dominican Republic

Application Deadlines: 
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Short Essay (2)
  • Online Recommendation (1)
  • Interview with Faculty/Program Coordinator
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
  • One year of high school or college Spanish

Application deadline EXTENDED: Apr. 15, 2017

Program Details: 

Program Dates: Aug. 13 - Sept. 9, 2017

This program is designed for students interested in learning about the cultural, language and factors surrounding and supporting healthy living for Dominican Republic individuals.  We will not assume or judge that the present lifestyle is unhealthy, but rather expose students to  understand how DR manages health of its people and explore their cultural values around health.  The goal is for students to gain exposure to working with families and individuals in need, learning to interact and communicate successfully with them.  Ideally, this provides insights into similar values that may be practiced by immigrants in the US from this cultural group or others.  It provides an exposure that allows students to recognize the holistic picture of the influences of health; and to understand approaches in supporting diverse cultural groups efforts to practice healthy lifestyles.  

Through this 4-week program, students will earn eight (8) credits applicable to Field Experience, Practicum and/or Service Learning requirements or options. 

Student who are Pell Eligible may apply to the Gilman Scholarship.

For more information, contact the Faculty Leader, Dr. Mary Cluskey.

Academic Emphasis: 
Public Health
Program Administrator: 
OSU Faculty-Led
Program Costs: 
  • Tuition (8 cr. undergraduate): $1,544
  • Participant Fee: $3,950

(includes: lodging, most meals, excursions, ground transportation, in-country support, etc.)

  • International Airfare: $675
  • U.S. Passport: $135
  • Books & Supplies:$0
  • Meals (not included in the Participant Fee): $100
  • Incidentals and miscellaneous:$200

Total Program Cost Estimate: $6,686

Host Family