Spanish Language and Caribbean Area Studies
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
A CIEE program
Subjects: Advanced Spanish language; Caribbean and Latin American area studies courses. Large selection of language and social science courses are available at the university for qualified students. Internships in community development are available.
Prerequisites: 2.75 GPA with 3.0 in Spanish; four semesters of college level Spanish
Length: Fall or Spring semester, Academic Year, Summer
Dates: Fall: late August - mid December
Spring: early January - early May
Academic year: late August - early May
Summer: early June - late July
Credit: Up to 4.0 Albion units per semester, depending on course work chosen.
CIEE classes are generally 3 semester hours (.75 Albion units) and so students often take 5 classes to equal 3.75 Albion units.
Faculty: Regular university faculty. A resident director supervises the program.
Housing: Host families.
Costs not Covered by Albion: Travel to Costa Rica, meals, miscellaneous personal expenses.
Faculty Advisor: Kalen Oswald, Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures (517) 629-0396
Comments: The Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, a private, very highly regarded university in Santiago, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic. The campus is located in a suburban area of Santiago and has a student population of 8,200. The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, with Haiti occupying the remainder. Hispaniola was visited by Columbus in his first voyage to American in 1492, and became a base for Spanish exploration of the New World.
Latin American Programs
Council on International Educational Exchange
7 Custom House Street, 3rd Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Telephone: (207) 553-7618
Toll Free: 1-800-407-8839 Ext. 618