18 Nov Global Dominican Academic Exchange – GDAE The YALE Experience
Ten Dominican college students traveled to participate in the first edition of the Global Dominican Academic Exchange Program from November 11-16, 2013 at Yale University.
The Global Dominican Academic Exchange program, a project of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), through their program InteRDom Internships in the Dominican Republic, aims to introduce Dominican students to the American style of liberal arts education and encourage dialogue between Dominican students and their Dominican-American counterparts attending these institutions, thereby encouraging and inspiring partnership and entrepreneurship initiatives which will foster innovation and stimulate Dominican economic development and international understanding. The activity at Yale University was also supported by the Dominican Ministry of Higher Education in Science and Technology.
The participating students are a diverse group who study a wide range of subjects, including economics, psychology, law, medicine, marketing, chemistry, at both public and private universities in the Dominican Republic: the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), Pontifica Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) and the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC).