Learning Spanish abroad in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is one of many language immersion programs offered by AmeriSpan. Known for its old Spanish ruins, beaches, and baseball players, the Dominican Republic is located about 600 miles southeast of Florida. It occupies two-thirds of Hispaniola, an island discovered by Columbus when he ran the Santa Maria aground on Christmas Day 1492. The islandís strategic position between the Panama Canal and Central and South America has made it a natural gateway to the Americas. Here one can hike on mountains, travel through lush jungle and semi-arid deserts, or enjoy the sea from white sand beaches. Despite a booming tourist industry attracted by the natural beauty, upscale casinos, and low cost of living, the country is still largely undiscovered today.
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Santo Domingo is situated on the ocean, providing a beautiful vista while beaches suitable for swimming are located 45 minutes outside of the city. The bustling capital, with a population of 2.5 million, is heavily influenced by merengue, the national dance. Nestled amongst the new office buildings is Old Santo Domingo, with colonial charm and many interesting sites to see, like what is said to be the First Church of the New World and the resting place of Christopher Columbus himself.
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