Orientation Information

Pre-Departure Orientation

Prior to their departure and on-site orientation, students will receive a lengthy and detailed pre-departure Online Orientation in the Student Portal which serves as a primer for their study abroad experience in Dominican Republic. Although the on-site orientation will cover the nitty-gritty of life in Dominican Republic, the Online Orientation allows students to read up on pertinent information before their arrival in Santiago. It covers academics, culture, useful phrases, food, housing, the university, ISA facilities, money matters, visas, and numerous other details that students also learn about during their on-site orientation. Of course, students are always welcome to contactt the Dominican Republic Site Specialist with any questions.

Bridging Cultures Program

ISA designed the Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) to help ease our students' transition into their study abroad experience by introducing them to their new host country's culture, language and lifestyle.

The BCP blends discussion and interactive activities into an informative and fun introduction to the student's new host country. Each program is designed to: