This Interdisciplinary Field Study offers a 3-week overseas academic adventure in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The program provides an opportunity for students to increase their cross-cultural awareness, while also allowing them to gain an understanding of the complex relationships that exist between Dominicans and Haitians. Students will examine public health and disparity issues from a social justice perspective. The June Minimester includes homestays with local families, language classes, guest lectures from local experts, service learning projects in the community, and excursions to cultural and historical sites. While abroad, students will immerse themselves in Dominican-Haitian culture, rich and unique history, breathtaking natural beauty, and tasty cuisine. View brochure
To participate in study abroad programs at GSU, all students must be in good academic standing. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Students from other institutions may apply as transient students with the consent of their academic advisor and department chair. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Directors.
Please see Transient Student page at www.gsu.edu/studyabroad. Follow the instructions on the Transient/ Visiting Student Procedures for Studying Abroad.
International students 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.
Note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
- City Orientation Tour
- Caribbean Beach Barbecue
- Tour of Prison Navajo
- University Visit (Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo)
- Music and Dance Excursion to Las Ruinas de San Francisco
- Guided Tour of Zona Colonial
- Service learning project at Doña Chucha
- Multi-city Tour of Haiti (Graduate Students)
In Santo Domingo, participants will be placed in home-stays with local Dominican families. This provides the opportunity for cultural immersion to experience first-hand the local customs, cuisine, and language. In Sosua and Haiti, students will transition into comfortable hotels. All accommodations are based on double occupancy.
Students will earn three credit hours. This course will be interdisciplinary in focus and taught by professors from Public Health and Criminal Justice. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
The program cost is tentatively set at $3,725 (undergraduate students) and $4,320 (graduate students) in addition to regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. Non-resident/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 from Atlanta
- Most 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 baggage charges
- January 25, 2019 – $800 deposit due upon acceptance
- February 25, 2019 – $2000 payment due
- Early April 2019 – Program fee charged to your student account
- Early May 2019 – Remaining balance due along with tuition & fees
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the International Access Scholarship.
Visit mystudyabroad.gsu.edu and select the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 for more information.
This program is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and the Criminal Justice Department. The co-chairs from each group and their contact information are listed below.
Dr. Kim Ramsey-White, School of Public Health
Dr. Sarah McCool, School of Public Health
Prof. Johnson, Criminal Justice Dept.