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  • Locations: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UTDALLAS applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led/Customized Programs Area of Study: Sociology
Instruction Language: English
Program Description:
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Dominican Republic
By selecting "Apply Now" you are notifying Education Abroad about your interest in this program. Your application and eligibility will be reviewed by the Program Leader before being accepted.
Program Overview New Program Overview
This program will include class sessions prior to an 8-day faculty-led study abroad trip to the Dominican Republic. The course will conclude with two class sessions following the trip. Students will earn 3 credit hours under SOC prefix (SOC 4396). The course will provide an opportunity to gain knowledge of sociological concepts, theories and processes that guide program development and social policy related to improved education, community development and economic independence. In the Dominican Republic, students will be engaged in a service learning project, working side by side with local community members on health concerns, youth education and mentoring.  The course will also focus on leadership development and intercultural relations.

Course associated with the program:

SOC 4396 Selected Topics in Sociology (3 semester hours)
SOC 4396 Syllabus
Award Eligibility
  • UTD undergraduate students
Calendar Icon Dates
Course dates on UT Dallas campus:
  • SOC 4396 will meet from 10am-1pm on the following dates: 5/10, 5/14, 5/21, 6/8, 6/15
Program Location Travel Dates
Dominican Republic May 28 - June 4
Course Correlation Application and Fees
Application Process Payment Deadline Fees
1) Click "Apply Now" to complete the online application via the Comets Abroad Portal.
2) Submit a brief (one to two paragraphs) statement of interest and benefits to Dr. Sheryl Skaggs
3) Only after your application has been accepted, pay the program fee here: EF College Study Tours. Program details are also available on this website.
February 15 $3350
Chck-Icon Fees includes
The above price includes the following:
  • Airfare
  • Local transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals during travel
NotIncluded icon Fees does not include
The above price does not include the following:
  • UTD tuition
  • Education Abroad fees
  • Tipping of local guides during travel in the Dominican Republic
Campus Location Program Location

Program Overview New Program Resources

Empowering Children in the Dominican Republic
Program Contact Information
Program Leader
Dr. Sheryl Skaggs

Education Abroad
Student Services Building (SSB) 3.400

NOTE: By selecting "APPLY NOW" you are notifying Education Abroad about your interest in this program, and further instructions will be sent for course registration and university travel requirements.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/28/2018 06/04/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants may be notified of their acceptance prior to the application deadline.