What is a colmado?

A colmado is a mix between a small supermarket and a bar. It covers all the little daily needs and is a great place to meet people. Our student facilitator[…]

“I learned so much”

Lana (27) from the US about her program in Santo Domingo:  “My favorite place with my favorite people! All the professors are amazing. I learned so much in a short[…]

Maíz, tobaco, hamaca – the words of dead languages continue to live in other languages. The language of the Tainos has been considered extinct since the mid-16th century. Nevertheless, many[…]

Dominicanismo: un chin

“Dominicanismo” is a word, phrase, or expression of the Spanish spoken in the Dominican Republic, reflecting the culture and traditions of the country. Usually those expressions cannot be found in[…]

Semana Santa in the DR

“Semana Santa” is the week before Easter. Dominicans like to celebrate that week with family and friends. So thousands of people flock to the refreshing rivers or to the beaches[…]

Dominicanismo: bacano

“Dominicanismo” is a word, phrase, or expression of the Spanish spoken in the Dominican Republic, reflecting the culture and traditions of the country. Usually those expressions cannot be found in[…]