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  • Locations: Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Dominican Republic Work Abroad Externship

October - December 2017




Program Description

Program Overview

The objective of the English Language and Culture Externship is to prepare Mets players at their Academy in Boca Chica with the requisite English language skills and a sufficient knowledge about life in the United States so that they are equipped to live and work at the Mets minor league complex during spring training and, for those who are assigned to minor league affiliates, in the various communities in which those affiliates are located. 

USF students will be not only teaching functional English skills and about American culture, but will be functioning in a leadership capacity through service at the Academy and community service projects.

Who Can Participate?

  • Junior/Senior-status students with a min. of 12 hours completed at USF; GPA min. 2.5.
  • Enrolled and in good standing with USF; taking on-line courses for the program term.
  • Spanish is not required, but is beneficial and may be preferred in some cases.
  • A high-level of English fluency is required; International students are welcome. 
  • Students must commit to and complete all required steps for pre-departure.
  • A high-level of personal responsibility and maturity is required.
  • Good candidates will be independent, flexible, responsible, positive team-mates, and possess qualities of leadership, integrity, and “Bull Pride.” Students may come from a variety of majors such as but not limited to: Honors, Education, Communications, Public Service, Public Health, International Business, or Sports and Entertainment Management.

How to Apply

The following is required to be considered for admission into this program:

  • Students must apply through Lynn Chisholm, Director of Internships and Career Readiness, to be selected for this limited access program. Please contact Ms. Chisholm to learn more about the program and how to fulfill application requirements. 
  • Students must register for travel with Education Abroad for risk and security purposes. To get started, click "Apply Now" at the top of this page.


Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Host Institution

NY Mets Baseball Academy 

This program is currently not accepting applications.