Higher Education in the Dominican Republic

Higher Education in the Dominican Republic: Access, Equity, and Opportunity

Application deadline is October 1, 2020.

Educational Studies Counselor Education (ESCE) 5193
May 2021

Directed and led by Professor James Moore III, vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Higher Education in the Dominican Republic is an Ohio State education abroad program in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has an access gap throughout all levels of the education system, and academic achievement is persistently lower for Afro-Dominicans, especially for those from economically disadvantaged communities. Through classroom lectures and field trips to educational institutions, students will examine the Dominican Republic education system with special attention to the access and equity challenges experienced by Afro-Dominicans. Students will develop a basic understanding of how race, class, gender and geographic location impact educational, economic and socio-cultural opportunities for Afro-Dominicans.

The Autumn semester pre-departure course (mandatory) will meet on a bi-weekly basis throughout the semester.

The 2021 program fee will include airfare, visa, room, meals and excursions. It will not include the cost of a passport and/or personal spending money.

For more information, contact Grace Johnson at Johnson.136@osu.edu.