The Global Dominican Academic Exchange (GDAE) introduces Dominican students to the American style of liberal arts education and encourages dialogue between Dominican students and their Dominican-American counterparts attending these institutions. The program promotes partnership and entrepreneurship initiatives which foster innovation and stimulate Dominican economic development and international understanding.
Students participating in the University of Georgia (UGA) Transnational Law Program in Athens, Georgia (October 19-26, 2014) took turns sending a daily report of their experiences. To show just how fun the GDAE program is, we are sharing these reports to inspire others to attend! If you are interested in applying, please read more information on our website at: www.globaldominicanacademicexchange.org
It is difficult to write on this day, the 24th, because it has been the most emotional day so far. This is a day that fills us with joy and pride to be Dominican ambassadors yet we are very sad because our classes and programs here are coming to an end.
We started class today at 9:30 am, like every other day this week, with Mr. Cook who teaches Penal Law. Then we took a very interesting class on Environmental Law with an excellent and very intelligent professor. Our last class, two hours, was on Environmental Law.
Following the Environmental Law class, the long-awaited moment arrived: receiving our diplomas. The diplomas were handed out by Mr. Don Johnson, an important figure at UGA and Director of the Dean Rusk Center. With his trademark smile, he told us that were are an excellent and attentive group and that it was an honor to have welcomed this Dominican delegation.
After the diplomas were handed out, we were invited to a farewell lunch at an elegant restaurant on the outskirts of Athens. Here we talked about the future and our plans after we finish our degrees. This was the perfect moment to bring up questions about Masters programs and scholarships offered by the University.
After lunch, representatives from InteRDom interviewed us. We discussed our experiences, what we most liked about the program and what we thought of Athens. We took some photos on Campus then went back to the Hotel, where we were taken out to do some shopping.