Georgia Tech undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in global internships in the Dominican Republic. Interns will be hosted by the Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons (New Horizons), a private and bilingual international school that offers all levels of education from toddlers through high school students across two campuses (Santo Domingo and Santiago). New Horizons follows the Spanish language curriculum of the Dominican Ministry of Education, and its English language program is equivalent to a college preparatory STEM-oriented high school program in the U.S. New Horizons is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Interns must be native English speakers but are not required to speak Spanish, although knowledge of the language is a plus.
Length of Internships
- Fall semester
- Spring semester
***For US citizens, no VISA is required to enter the Dominican Republic.**
Selection Notification Dates
Fall: No later than June 16th
Spring: No later than October 20th
Classroom Teacher in English Language, Math, Science or Social Sciences
A classroom teacher will be responsible for preparing and presenting well-planned classes in the subject area of expertise under the guidance and supervision of a trained teacher or academic supervisor. Teachers follow the New Horizons’ Curriculum guides within the methodology of SIOP (Sheltered Instruction for Learners of Other Languages), which places considerable emphasis on the teaching and learning of academic vocabulary as well as lesson content. There is intensive use of technology in all classrooms, and students all have either a tablet (pre-school – 6th grade) or personal laptops (grades 7-12). Many textbooks are digital, and homework, extra material and most assessments are accomplished using the platform Moodle. New Horizons has developed its own communication and grading system software to use with parents and students.
Teaching Assistant (TA) in English Language, Math, Science or Social Sciences
A teacher’s assistant will aid the classroom instructor while learning classroom management techniques and acquiring lesson planning skills. TAs are expected to teach a limited number of classes while being observed by their mentor teacher, the school principal and others.
- work approximately 35 hours per week based on work type
New Horizons provides:
- a private bedroom in an apartment shared with no more than two other teachers
- all utilities and internet service in the apartment
- subsidized meals at the school
- airport pick up
- assistance in obtaining a Dominican temporary work visa if necessary
- training, professional assessments, and support once at new horizons
- teaching materials
- a salary sufficient enough to cover basic costs of meals not provided by school, personal travel, and other basics (specific amount determined at the time an offer is made and dependent upon position type)
New Horizons does not provide:
- airfare to/from Santo Domingo or Santiago, Dominican Republic.
- personal travel while in the Dominican Republic
- money to cover incidental expenses
- international Insurance (must be purchased through the Georgia Tech Office of International Education upon registration with the Global Internship Program)
- Native English speaker
- Junior standing (at least 90 academic credit hours)
- Current, active Georgia Tech undergraduate when applying
- Current, active Georgia Tech undergraduate for duration of internship *this will be maintained through GRIP placeholder course.
- In good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA
- In good disciplinary standing