ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Dominican lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of the Dominican Republic. All housing options are either within a quick walking distance to the Pontifical Catholic University "Madre Y Maestra", or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the university. Travel times to the university vary but generally range between 15 and 30 minutes.
The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can become a true Dominican!
Each homestay has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to accommodate students' specific needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. The majority of the ISA host families do not speak English; however, some do. Students typically have their own individual bedroom. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included in the homestay option, laundry services are also provided once a week.
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.