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Study in the Dominican Republic

Interested in studying in the Dominican Republic? Click on the tabs below for details on universities, lifestyle and practical information.

Fast Facts

  • Shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with its neighboring country, Haiti
  • Second largest Caribbean nation by both area and population (after Cuba)
  • Population: 10.8 million (2017 estimate)
  • Capital and largest city is Santo Domingo
  • Main language is Spanish
  • Currency is the Dominican peso (one peso = 100 centavos)
  • Major exports include sugar, precious metals, coffee, cocoa and tobacco
  • National dance is the meringue
  • Popular sports include baseball, boxing, basketball and volleyball