Geography major studying in the Dominican Republic

Posted on September 2nd, 2011 by

Zona Colonial streetview

Here is a post from Gustavus Geography major Emery Ellingson. Thanks, Emery! (We love updates from our students and alums, so feel free to email Anna at averslui@ with notes we can post on our blog.)

This year I have been fortunate enough to be able to study abroad and will be spending
the fall semester studying at Pontfica Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (or PUCMM for
short) in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic with CIEE Liberal Arts program.
Here are some photos from my trip to Santo Domingo, the captial and largest city in the
DR. I have been busy with classes starting but will hopefully be able to add some
pictures of Santiago soon.

Zona Colonial streetview

Santo Domingo traffic

Catedral Primada de América- Built in 1504, first cathedral constructed in all of the Americas by Europeans


One Comment

  1. Thanks Emery. You will learn so much during your time in the Dominican Republic.