A group of Spanish language students who are learing Spanish at IIC Spanis School, Dominican Republic, in the Metro subway in Santo Domingo on the city orientation activity after the first day of class.

“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[…]

Berenice Franco and Luis Pichardo from IIC Spanish School in Santo Domingo show that 13 is a lucky number.

Friday 13 – for many it is still a date suspicious to bring bad luck. Though we may say to ourselves “I am not superstitious”, many of us simply avoid[…]

Colorful devil mask careta of the Dominican carnival which is a very authentic piece of dominican culture students learn about when learning Spanish and Dominican culture at IIC Spanish School in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Carnival

The devils are dancing again: February is the month of the famous Dominican carnival, filling the streets with the vibrant colors of ornately worked costumes, masks, and lots of Merengue[…]

Artist Humberto Lopez designs and creates the devils and masks of the famous Dominican carnival.

Dominican Carnival Masks

Dominican Carnival Masks: The Art of Making them. Meet artist and designer Humberto López and see how the famous Dominican Carnival masks (caretas) are made: Video Copyright: Great Big Historia[…]

Watching two whales breaching in the bay of Samana, Dominican Republic.

Whale Watching in Samaná

Each year, hundreds of humpback whales come from the Northern Atlantic to the warm waters of the Dominican Republic to mate, birth and nurse their calves. They can be watched[…]

Woman in her small colmado shop with fruits and vegetables near Las Galeras, Samana.

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. In our vlog,[…]

Serving the fruit cake after the meal on Holy night or on the 25th of December is one of the many typical Dominican Christmas traditions in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Christmas Traditions

We Dominicans have the gift of celebrating everything. As for all our celebrations, in particular in our christmas traditions, it’s about people. How We Celebrate? Since October, the Angelitos (little[…]

IIC Sosua Activities Cabarete Beach at night

Open beaches and no curfew

As of Monday, 11 October 2021, the Dominican Government has removed the nightly curfew. It had been in place, almost continously, since March 20th, 2020. Yet, the Ministry of Public[…]