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[…]

A collage of individual IIC Spanish students from different countries who look into the camera while learning Spanish online in live online classes from the Dominican Republic.

Happy to see you!

You may not be able to be with us right now in the Dominican Republic. But you are still close! Thanks to our former, current and future students for thinking[…]

Dominicanismo: rebú

“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[…]