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  • Locations: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: ENG, ENW, JCS, LIS, REL, SET
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $6000
Program Description:

Belmont in the Dominican Republic 




Dominican Republic Maymester 2019 information session will be Monday, November 5 at 10:00 in MC 209B.


We will travel first to Santiago, Dominican Republic, where we will explore the issues of racism (specifically between the Dominican and Haitian peoples), as well asbeach in the dr connect with organizations that are seeking to end racism in the Dominican Republic. We will participate in service learning projects. Students will be able to gain a strong sense of Dominican history and culture.

The remainder of the time in the Dominican Republic will be spent in and around the capital city of Santo Domingo. Students and faculty will stay in the colonial district of Santo Domingo where there are many museums, as well as opportunities for experiencing the culture through local dance and music experiences. A day at a local beach is also being planned. Plans are being made to visit the International Justice Mission field office in Santo Domingo in order to learn what this organization is doing to work against human trafficking. “The Dominican Republic has become a growing hub for trafficking in the Caribbean. IJM’s office will provide rescue and restoration to children who have been exploited for sex, and will work with authorities to stop the traffickers who abuse them.” – (IJM website) We will also visit a “safe house” and ministry called Nueva Ezperansa (New Hope) for girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

Students will also participate in service learning with M.E.R.C.Y Jewelry and connected organizations. M.E.R.C.Y. Jewelry is a part of the in the drministry/ Women are reached with the Word of God and taught a skill they can use to support themselves with dignity.

  • Nueva Esperansa site visit 
  • Beach Day in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Museums and cultural experiences in Dominican Republic
  • IJM site visit
  • Service learning with M.E.R.C.Y. Jewelry in Santo Domingo

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in the Dominican Republic. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
  • REL 3950: Questions That Matter: (Jr. Cornerstone, Third-year Religion, Path A or B) REL 3950 is a problem based learning course that focuses on the complex nature of selected religious questions and the multiple ways people can address these questions. (3 hrs.)
  • SET 3950: Dominican Republic: Social Entrepreneurship in Action – Internship for social entrepreneurship majors. (3 hrs.)
  • LIS 3950: Global Health Survey: This course is a survey of theoretical knowledge used by multiple disciplines to promote the health of the world’s peoples. Will count as a social science in the general education curriculum. (3 hrs.)
  • ENG 3950: Third Year Writing will be offered onsite. ( 3 hrs.)
  • ENW 1950/3950: Humanities credit – For those students who need a humanities credit, travel writing will be offered onsite.
  • ILC: Interdisciplinary Learning Communities – ILC credit will be available for those students taking two or more classes.

ONLINE OPTIONS:scene in the dr
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $6,000: 
This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville, all lodging, meals, transportation in-country, museum costs, onsite support, and student insurance.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Dr. Martha Minardi 
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education • FIDELITY 307

Dr. Bernard Turner 
Associate Professor/Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship • BARBARA MASSEY HALL 248 B

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.