The EducationUSA advising center at Instituto Cultural Dominico Americano in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic offers professional educational advising services to approximately 8,377 students. Operating at the comprehensive level, our advising center services students who are interested in engaging in academic exchange between the Dominican Republic and the U.S. From studying English as a foreign language, participating in short term exchanges, enrolling into full academic degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels at accredited U.S. higher education institutions, our EducationUSA advising center promotes a wide variety of academic opportunities and supports students, parents, teachers, local governments and higher education institutions in their efforts to achieve their academic mobility goals.
The center provides a variety of educational services, including free introductory public information sessions on various topics of U.S. education, webinars, individual consultations on U.S. study, and application support services. It also provides logistical support to accredited U.S. higher education institutions on recruitment in the Dominican Republic as well as supports open public events such as presentations and fairs to promote exchange opportunities, working closely with the local educational community.
Our host, The Instituto Cultural Domínico-Americano (ICDA), usually known simply as “El Domínico-Americano,” was founded in the year 1947 by a group of Dominicans and United States citizens who were residing in this country in order to strengthen the bonds of friendship and of culture between the peoples of the United States of America and the Dominican Republic. The mission of the ICDA is to foster teaching in general, as well as increase the knowledge, understanding and friendly relationship between the Dominican Republic and the United States of America, promoting their intellectual and spiritual integration by means of a diverse program of cultural relationships and through offering educational programs to various levels.