About us

Our school, Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC), offers Spanish language courses in the Dominican Republic since 1994. We are dedicated to teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and to providing intercultural understanding through language courses, immersion trainings and study abroad programs.

Besides Spanish, we also offer German and English classes at our institute to Dominican and Haitian students with the goal of creating better future opportunities for themselves and their communities.

IIC runs two schools in the country: one in the capital Santo Domingo, the largest city of the Dominican Republic, the other one in the small beach town of Sosua near Cabarete/Puerto Plata. Beach or City? You choose what you like best. Or you decide to study at both locations and discover the Dominican Republic in its great diversity within the same program.

Classes start every week all year round, as well during the summer and over the Christmas season. You can sign up for class from a wide selection of Spanish courses,matching your interest and Spanish language level (beginner to advanced).

The Institute offers on-site group courses and tailor-made private classes as well as Online Courses with highly qualified and experienced teachers.

IIC’s intensive Spanish courses with 20 to 30 hours per week are designed to meet the requirements for the German “Bildungsurlaub” (educational leave for professionals) and to grant university credits: IIC has a School of Record relationship with Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania (USA) for students enrolled in IIC Spanish programs in Santo Domingo and in Sosua: https://www.setonhill.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/spanish-ba/

Preparation courses for the DELE exams, specialized Business Spanish programs as well as full-service group programs are available. Special courses combine Spanish language classes with fun activities like scuba diving, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and of course Merengue and Bachata dance classes, the typical Latin dances of the Dominican Republic.

Accommodation can be organized through the school as well. You can stay in the school’s own student residences or as a welcomed guest with a Dominican host family. Activities and explorer tours with our student facilitators to meet country and people are part of the vast IIC social program.

Learn Spanish in a picture-perfect Caribbean setting, experience Dominican culture and tradition, and meet new friends among people from around the world.

Find out more about us, our students and our multinational team on the following pages.

Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

Language learning through cultural Immersion

We believe teaching a language is a communicative process which should focus on usage in everyday life. The more the learning process takes place within a cultural exchange, the more successful it is.
Our Language Institute

Our Language Institute

Accredited Programs at two different locations

With 2 schools, 25 years of experience, and over 40 partners worldwide Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) is one of the most renowned language institutes in the Dominican Republic.
Our Students

Our Students

From around the World and of all Ages

Where our students come from, why they chose to come to the Dominican Republic, and what they say about their Spanish program experience with IIC.
Our Team

Our Team

Living our Mission with Passion and Dedication

Who we are and why we love what we do.