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The Dominican Dream: Baseball’s impact

The Dominican Dream: Baseball’s impact

Stanford is unique among its peer institutions in having seven schools co-located on one contiguous campus, and all of them possess exceptional breadth and depth of excellence. This naturally facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration.

DESCRIPTION

International Business in the Caribbean: The Case of the Dominican Republic is a program that offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique study abroad opportunity in which they can experience the rich Dominican culture and learn about its economic system. There is also an opportunity to gain regional and local business knowledge.

The course includes visits to private and public agencies and business councils and associations such as the Foreign Trade Department (DICOEX), American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), and Center for Promotion of Exports and Foreign Investment of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD).

The program includes lectures by high level executives, professors, entrepreneurs, businessmen, and other key stakeholders of the Dominican Republic’s economy and foreign trade. It also includes “walking lectures” to some of the most important historical places to visit in a city of many “firsts” in the Americas. The travel portion will include stays in Santo Domingo and Cap Cana.

 

EXPECTATIONS AND GOALS

Custom designed and personalized programs are available in order to meet dierent educational goals and academic proles. The type of credit earned may vary depending on the specic structure of the program.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in: law, economics, international relations, political sciences, and international commerce.
  • Faculty led university students groups.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Day 1 – Friday
Arrival in Santo Domingo

Day 2 – Saturday
Welcome Luncheon

Day 3 – Sunday
Free day

Day 4 – Monday
Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour
Lecture 1:
Foreign Trade Policy and Commerce in the Caribbean (4 hrs.)

Day 5 – Tuesday
Lecture 2:
Foreign Trade Policy and Agreements in the Dominican
Republic (4 hrs.)
Visit to Amber World Museum and Museo de las Casas Reales
(Colonial City)

Day 6 – Wednesday
Lecture 3:
International Legal Framework (4 hrs.)
Visit to Ministry of Foreign Aairs (MIREX)

Day 7 – Thursday
Lecture 4:
Trade Logistics (4 hrs.) • Visit to Multimodal Caucedo Port

Day 8 – Friday
Lecture 5:
The Dominican Republic’s Economy in the International
Context (4 hrs.)
Free afternoon / Suggestion:
Shopping at Agora Mall (Dominican Souvenirs at Cosas del
País Store)

Day 9 – Saturday
Visit to Dunas de Baní, the only desert in the Caribbean
Optional or 27 falls of Damajagua (if extreme sports are
preferred)

Day 10 – Sunday
Free day

Day 11 – Monday
Lecture 6:
Competitiveness and Innovation Policies in the Dominican
Republic (4 hrs.)
Guided Tour: Colonial Sugar Mills Route

Day 12 – Tuesday
Lecture 7:
Export Promotion and Foreign Investment in the Dominican
Republic (4 hrs.)
Visit: Barrick Gold Pueblo Viejo (Open Sky Gold Mine)
Day 13- Wednesday

Lecture 8:
Free zone export industry in the Dominican Republic (4 hrs.)
Visit: Latin America Investment Free Zone Dominicana, High
Tech Site

Day 14 – Thursday
Lecture 9:
Agricultural Commodities for Exports (4 hrs.)
Free afternoon

Day 15 – Friday
Visit: La Ruta del Cacao (The Cocoa Route), San Francisco
de Macorís

Day 16 – Saturday
Transfer by bus to Punta Cana, one stop en route to visit Los 3
Ojos Natural Grottos and Archaeological Regional Museum at
Altos de Chavón, La Romana.
Lodging : Punta Cana All Inclusive Hotel

Day 17 – Sunday
Free Day at Punta Cana
Suggestion: Hoyo Azul, a natural underground lake, cave
exploration, sea bathing

Day 18 – Monday
Drive from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo
International Airport (SDQ)

ESTIMATED COST

Estimated cost per student: US$3,800* It includes registration, lectures and study visits, lodging**, ground transportation, and all program related tours and excursions (the suggested excursions are not included in this cost).

*Budget was prepared based on a minimum of 10 participants. Costs are subject to change according to the length of the program and excursions/visits seasonal rates.

** Please note that lodging costs are estimated based on a Single room hotel accommodation in Santo Domingo (breakfast included), and a Single room all-inclusive hotel accommodation in Punta Cana (Punta Cana or Bávaro area).