Criminal Justice Study Abroad – Spring Break
Dominican Republic Spring Break Study Abroad Program
The Interdisciplinary Global Seminar study abroad program offers a 10-day overseas academic adventure on the southern coast of Santo Domingo, 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 Spring Break 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. Classes are held throughout the spring semester in a hybrid format (online and in-person), culminating with a study tour during Spring Break filled with cross-cultural activities. While abroad, students will immerse themselves in the Dominican culture, rich and unique history, breathtaking natural beauty, and tasty cuisine. View brochure
Participants will stay in comfortable homestays with local families.
The program is open to all GSU students, with priority given to Panther Success Academy students currently in their freshman year. Students from all disciplines are also welcome to apply. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Directors.
Transient/Visiting Students: Please see Transient Student page at www.gsu.edu/studyabroad. Also, please follow the instructions on the Transient/ Visiting Student Procedures for Studying Abroad.
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.
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
This section highlights a tentative program itinerary.
Program Cost Includes
- Round-trip airfare from Atlanta
- All meals
- Ground transportation to all program activities
- Housing accommodations
- Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Course reading materials
- Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
This section highlights a preferred payment structure, including installment payments and deadlines, and non-refundable dates per installment. It also states how to send funds and to whom. Usually money order and cashier’s checks are accepted and should be addressed to Georgia State University. Credit and debit card payments are also allowed, please check with your Business Manager to determine any restrictions or additional costs.
Date: October 31, 2017 $500 deposit upon acceptance into the program
Date: November 15, 2017 $500 second payment
Date: December 4, 2017: Program cost charged to student account
Date: January 2018: $1000 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for spring semester.
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS. Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance: Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account. Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 404-413-2400 for information on how financial aid might apply toward the program.