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  • Locations: Dajabón, Dominican Republic; Sosúa, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Home Stay
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Kim Ramsey-White, Jacque Corey-Cormier, Stephanie Thomas Sponsoring College: School of Public Health
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
A Social Justice Examination of Maternal, Child and Infant Health on the Island of Hispaniola
May 11-24, 2020 | 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Jacque-Corey Cormier | (404) 413-1147 |
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Kim Ramsey-White | (404) 413-1428 |
Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 
Dominican Republic
The Interdisciplinary Global Seminar study abroad program offers a 14-day overseas academic adventure on the southern and northern coast of Santo Domingo and Sosua, Dominican Republic. The program provides an opportunity for students to increase their cross-cultural awareness, while also allowing them to gain an understanding and appreciation for the way of life in the Caribbean. Students will study social justice and health disparities from an international, comparative perspective. The Maymester program includes guest lectures from local experts, homestays with local families, a service learning project in the community, and excursions to cultural and historical sites. While abroad, students will immerse themselves in the Dominican culture, rich and unique history, breathtaking natural beauty, and tasty cuisine.
Dominican Republic There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

City Orientation Tour
University Visit (Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo)
Excursion to Playa Juan Dolio
Dominican Cooking Class
Music and Dance Excursion to Las Ruinas de San Francisco
Guided Tour of Zona Colonial
Latin Dance Class
Participants will stay in comfortable homestays with local families. 
Dominican RepublicThe program is open to all GSU students. Students from all disciplines are also welcome to apply. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Directors.
  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Students will register for undergraduate course PH 4880 or graduate course PH 8880. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $2,800, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Housing accommodations
  • All meals
  • Ground transportation to all program activities
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
  • Course reading materials
Payment Schedule
December 15, 2019: $500 deposit due upon acceptance into the program
February 1, 2020: $1,500 second payment due
Early April 2020: Program fee posted to PAWs
May 1, 2020: $800 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for Spring semester

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:
  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Dominican Republic Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Possible sun exposure

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Dominican Republic Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.


Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529

This program is currently not accepting applications.