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business in the caribbean
International Business
in the Caribbean:
S
The case of the
Dominican Republic
Program Description
WEEK 1
WEEK 2
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.
Day 4 - Monday
Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour
Lecture 1:
Foreign Trade Policy and Commerce in the Caribbean (4 hrs.)
Day 11 - Monday
Lecture 6:
Competitiveness and Innovation Policies in the Dominican
Republic (4 hrs.)
Guided Tour: Colonial Sugar Mills Route
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 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 6 - Wednesday
Lecture 3:
International Legal Framework (4 hrs.)
Visit to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX)
Day 7 - Thursday
Lecture 4:
Trade Logistics (4 hrs.) • Visit to Multimodal Caucedo Port
Expectations and goals
Expectations and goals
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)
Custom designed and personalized programs are available in
order to meet different educational goals and academic
profiles. The type of credit earned may vary depending on the
specific structure of the program.
Eligibility
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)
• Undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in:
law, economics, international relations, political sciences, and
international commerce.
• Faculty led university students groups.
Day 10 - Sunday
Free day
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)
Program Outline
Day 1 - Friday
Arrival in Santo Domingo
Day 2 - Saturday
Welcome Luncheon
Day 3 - Sunday
Free day
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).

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