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[…]

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. The streets are filled with the vibrant colors of ornately worked costumes, masks, and lots of[…]

The week before Easter is called Semana Santa in the Dominican Republic.

Semana Santa in the DR

The week before Easter is called “Semana Santa” in the Dominican Republic. Dominicans like to celebrate that week with family and friends. Schools are closed, parents take a week off[…]

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[…]

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,[…]