Our Team

Almost 30 years in business: Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) is a Spanish school in the Dominican Republic, founded in 1994 by Thomas M. Fritsch. From its very beginning, the language and culture institute has built close collaborations with prestigious institutions in the country in the fields of culture, education, and tourism. It is a privately owned and independent enterprise under German management. Its multinational team is composed of Dominicans and Europeans.

Meet the Team - we are looking forward to welcoming you to enjoy learning Spanish with us:

Team IIC Santo Domingo

Student facilitator Miguel enjoys going out with Spanish language students at IIC in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Miguel - Student Facilitator
His smile is program: always “feliz”, happy to show our students the hidden gems around Santo Domingo and introduce them to the local food and culture. The best Mofongo cook ever!

Morelia - School Secretary
Always there for you when you have a question or need assistance, and she's our sports star: used to play in the Dominican Women's National Volleyball Team, one of the best teams in the world.

IIC Marketing Assistant Berenice Franco at IIC Spanish School in Santo Domingo transforms into a pirate on a beautiful Caribbean beach.

Berenice - Marketing Assistant
The heart and soul of our school in Santo Domingo, and an incredible bundle of energy at any fun activity you can think of.

Julissa - Director & Academic Coordinator
She loves to cook and knows so many great original Dominican recipes - test her!

Team IIC Sosua

Evelym - Office Manager
Always a smile on her face and patiently organizing the thousands of details to take care of at our school's office.

Nena - Houselady
A great cook, passionate Bachata dancer, and our "secret weapon"-teacher, helping students struggling with new vocabulary in every day-situations. She is the soul of our Sosua school since the very beginning, almost 30 years ago.

Jeffry - Student facilitator
Has the best job in the world: HAS to go out and have fun discovering country and culture together with our students.

Victor - Director & Academic Coordinator
Prepares awesome cocktails. Loves teaching, and our English & Spanish students love him!

IIC's International Team

Tina - Director Sales & Reservations
Bringing brilliance to our office. Slovenia was too small for her. Tina speaks 6 languages, she loves her dog Papaya, and Papaya loves her, from the earth to the moon and back!

Tanja - Director International Relations
Fell in love with scuba diving, the colors of the Dominican Republic, and the laughter and zest for life of the people.

Çava - el Jefe
The real boss of our school in Sosúa. Carries his French name with elegance and sweetness.

Spanish Online Beginner Class live from the Dominican Republic with Spanish speaking native teachers at IIC Spanish School in Santo Domingo Sosua starts now.

Your Spanish Teachers

Who love teaching, and love to help you improve your Spanish, or learn it from scratch,
who encourage you to practice over and over again - ¡habla habla habla! -,
and who invite you to experience in their classes first-hand what Dominican hospitality and Culture is all about.