Professional Development and Study Abroad Program

The Summer Professional Development Program on the Education of Dominicans is an international teacher training offered by Hostos Community College in collaboration with New York City CUNY colleges, New York City Public Schools, CBO- Cultural Centers and Higher Learning Institutions and Ministry of Education in the Dominican Republic. This intensive three-week institute of workshops, seminars, and international field research is designed and facilitated by CUNY faculty, the New York City Department of Education, and various community service groups, as well as their counterparts schools , cultural centers and educational institutions in the Dominican Republic. Participants acquire a deeper understanding of the Latin American educational system, the New York City immigrant experience, as well as the socio-economic and cultural challenges to academic and career success. The exchange supports professionals seeking to create more effective and inclusive learning and community services environments. Participants earn Continuing Teacher and Leader Education Hours (CTLE).

For more information on the program, please contact:

Ana I. García Reyes, M.S., Ed.
Associate Dean for Community & External Relations
Division of Institutional Advancement
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
of The City University of New York
475 Grand Concourse & 149th St, Room A-126-C
Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: (718) 518-4313
Fax: (718) 518-4157


Gerson Peña
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY
475 Grand Concourse & 149th St, Room A-126-C
Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: (718) 664-2752