As the site of Columbus’ infamous landing in 1492, the Dominican Republic (DR) has long been an important historical crossroads. Just east of Haiti on the island of Hispaniola, the DR is the region’s second largest nation. It is home to the tallest mountain and largest lake in the Caribbean, the first European settlement, and world-class luxury resorts. Wide-ranging cultural influences, the nation’s inhabitants include people of native Taino, European, African, Middle-Eastern, and Asian descents. Teaching in the Dominican Republic is possible in numerous fields, so if you want to make a difference, have an adventure, and beef up your Spanish skills, this is the place for you.
Most international teaching jobs in the Dominican Republic will be concentrated in the more populated cities of Santo Domingo and Santiago, with some opportunities in the more rural city of Cabrera.
Santo Domingo With a population of 1 million, “La Capital” is the cultural, political, and financial heart of the Dominican. Located at the mouth of the Rio Ozama, the city serves as the country’s main seaport, accommodating large vessels and a high volume of traffic. As Spain’s first capital in the New World, Santo Domingo contains the oldest surviving castles and cathedrals in the Americas, not to mention its Colonial Zone was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Other perks of the city include spectacular Dominican cuisine and a vivacious music scene. There are numerous schools in the city, so there is a definite need for teachers to teach English in Santo Domingo, along with other subjects such as art, math, or science.
Santiago. The Dominican Republic’s second largest city is located between two mountain ranges in the north-central Cibao Valley – a fertile area vital to the nation’s ...