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Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

What we like about the school

  • Possibility to combine courses in Sosua and Santo Domingo
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Hotel / Hostel accommodation very close to school

Santo Domingo  

Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC)

The language school Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) was founded in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1994. The school is located in the Zona Universitaria and faces the UASD (Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo), the country's biggest and most famous university. The central location of the institute makes it easy to seek out and explore many places of interest.

The school address is: Apartado Postal 3494, 10103 - Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Garden

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Prices include

  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 12
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 12

Average age of students

  • in summer: 27 years
  • throughout the year: 27 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 4
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 90 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

21
5
5
3
5
3
10
5
23
20

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Santo Domingo. It takes 45 minutes by car or taxi to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 21.Jan.2016, 27.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 01.May.2016, 24.Sep.2016, 25.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 21.Jan.2017, 27.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 24.Sep.2017, 25.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 340323 570542 850808 11301074 14101340 16901606 19421845 21942085 26982564 32023042 252240
If there is an official holiday (see list Dates & Prices 2016), IIC will now offer for Group Courses an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture“-group class for compensation. If there is only 1 student assigned for a group level, the school reserves the right to convert the group course into Private 1-on-1 tuition instead which will result in a 50% reduction of class time.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 15:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 18:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 230219 380361 570542 760722 950903 11401083 13111246 14821408 18241733 21662058 171163
If there is an official holiday (see list Dates & Prices 2016), IIC will now offer for Group Courses an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture“-group class for compensation. If there is only 1 student assigned for a group level, the school reserves the right to convert the group course into Private 1-on-1 tuition instead which will result in a 50% reduction of class time.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 410390 740703 10801026 14201349 17601672 21001995 24062286 27122577 33243158 39363740 306291
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 430409 750713 11101055 14701397 18301739 21902081 25142389 28382697 34863312 41343928 324308
If there is an official holiday (see list Dates & Prices 2016), IIC will now offer for Group Courses an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture“-group class for compensation. Private lessons will be re-scheduled. If there is only 1 student assigned for a group level, the school reserves the right to convert the group course into Private 1-on-1 tuition instead which will result in a 50% reduction of class time.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 280266 480456 720684 960912 12001140 14401368 16561574 18721779 23042189 27362600 216206
If there is an official holiday (see list Dates & Prices 2016), IIC will now offer for Group Courses an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture“-group class for compensation. If there is only 1 student assigned for a group level, the school reserves the right to convert the group course into Private 1-on-1 tuition instead which will result in a 50% reduction of class time.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 740703 10801026 14201349 17601672 21001995 -- -- -- -- 306291
Exam fee not included. DELE preparation at IIC will be offered for exams B1, B2 and C1, on demand as well for A1 and A2.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates
15.Apr.2016, 21.May.2016, 15.Jul.2016, 21.Oct.2016, 26.Nov.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- 995946 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 general group lessons + 10 private lessons DELE preparation Exam fee not included.DELE preparation at IIC will be offered for exams B1, B2 and C1, on demand as well for A1 and A2.
Starting dates
2016: 25.Apr.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 31.Oct.2016.
2017: 17.Apr.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 30.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 15:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 18:30
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Exam dates
15.Apr.2016, 21.May.2016, 15.Jul.2016, 21.Oct.2016, 26.Nov.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 315300 550523 825784 11001045 13751307 16501568 19061811 21622054 -- -- 256244
Spanish Standard group courses (20 lessons of 45min per week) and dancing group lessons (8 lessons of 60 min per week).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Note: All courses offered by Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC), Santo Domingo can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 22 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: If you book a course for two weeks or more, you can combine the two school locations Santo Domingo and Sosua (without any additional costs).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 195 395 590 785 195
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The check-in time is fixed up front as the school is closed in the evenings and on the weekends. For late evening/early morning arrivals students are requested to book the SDQ airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in in the night of their arrival. Double occupancy available at regular list price less 25% per person.
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 250 485 725 965 240
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The check-in time is fixed up front as the school is closed in the evenings and on the weekends. For late evening/early morning arrivals students are requested to book the SDQ airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in in the night of their arrival. Double occupancy available at regular list price less 25% per person.
Price extra night:
35 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
  • *HOTELS ALSO AVAILABLE: Prices now on demand (High & Low season rates) 2-star APART HOTEL (single/self-catering), about 10min walking from the school, rates start at USD 50/night MID-RANGE HOTEL (single/breakfast), about 10min walking from the school, rates start at USD 92/night
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Las Américas International Airport: for 45 US$ (one way); for 90 US$ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing 0.3 km
Music  

Reviews

City
3.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
3.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.7/5.0 
Value for money
4.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.2/5.0 
Other
4.4/5.0 
Students liked about Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC), Santo Domingo
personal approach
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
School Apartment
4.0/5.0
Relationships with the Professor
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Middle-Class Hotel
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take advantage of opportunities to hear typical places outside the traditional tourist routes
Other comments: I intend to have another staying but longer
The passion the faculty had for the program.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
School Apartment
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I loved the ability to be totally submerged in the culture and meeting students from all over the world participating in the program
Young and motivated team, uncomplicated handling between teachers and "students"; Demanding class combined with fun
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
great professor, ease of access, possibility to have lunch on site, security, private lessons and progress ... near the dance school, good welcoming at school, evenings at school very friendly, outings in the city less successful.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
School Apartment
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: for dance: less structured courses, nevertheless nice welcoming and atmosphere .. I added 1 week of vacation in Las Terrenas and Bayahibe wich was great.
Other comments: clean and safe housing (a little too much!), lack of water sometimes (global in the neighborhood), somewhat isolated area in the evening.

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