University of Oregon

CIEE: Summer Sports and Society: Baseball in Context in Santo Domingo

Program Overview

The goals of the Sports and Society: Baseball in Context summer program are to provide you with an academic and cultural window into the ways in which Dominican culture and society are associated with sports—baseball in particular—and the influence that the sport wields on this Caribbean country. You will improve your Spanish language skills through specially designed activities, and through facilitated interactions with Dominicans. You will develop a social and historical context to help locate your understanding of baseball and sports in both the Dominican Republic and the U.S.

This program is open to students from all disciplines and all levels of Spanish. Courses are offered in English. You will be required to enroll in two of the three CIEE required courses. If you have no prior college-level Spanish you will be required to take Spanish in place of one of the required context courses.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit:  CIEE: Sports and Society: Baseball in Context (Summer)

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  • Completion of the GEO application process.
  • Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Additional Requirements

  • Two terms of college-level Spanish language within the past year strongly recommended.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20163/15/2016mid-Junelate July

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.