Nestled in the Cibao Valley, the Dominican Republic's second largest city features a traditional cultural heritage, evidenced by locals playing dominos or dancing bachata on the street corner. From Santiago, you can easily visit top surfing destination Cabarete and the relaxing Sosúa Beach on the weekend to connect with nature, too. The welcoming locals will ensure you feel at home in Santiago.
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What Our Students are Saying
"With its lively atmosphere, beautiful weather, gorgeous cities and beaches, as well as my wonderful host family who I’ve grown to love like my own, the Dominican Republic is home."
Anja G. Central Michigan University
"The staff in Santiago are extremely helpful and my host family made me feel very comfortable."
Collin M.University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
"Being abroad has allowed my identity to blossom, and more importantly, expand. I was less myself before studying abroad than I am now, and it took my experience in the Dominican Republic to find that out."
Danya F.College of Charleston
"The on-site staff here in Santiago are amazing!"
Emma B.University of Utah
"The ISA staff was always very friendly, joked around with us and was always very sweet. We liked how he would get involved in the excursions with us and would make a point to talk to us."
Janah E. Kennesaw State University
"I loved the ISA on-staff site. I felt very comfortable with them."
Kailee K.University of Massachusetts, Amherst