Media Resources for the Dominican Republic

If someone from Iceland, Ghana, or Oman were to visit you in the States, wouldn’t you want them to understand some things about your culture before they arrived?

From popular culture, movies, YouTube videos, articles, blog posts, and travel guides, we can derive culture, cultural context and clues. We encourage you to do this as you prepare to visit someone else’s home country! Here’s a list of resources that may help you understand your host culture and ease the transition between home and host countries:

Recommended Books and Guides:
Lonely Planet
Diversity Abroad
Travel and Leisure
CIA World Factbook
Trip Advisor #CISabroadtip: check out their smartphone app too!

Recommended Videos and Movies:



Balaguer: The Legacy of Tirans – 1998 – Documentary – René Fortunato
Trujillo (1,2,3) – 1991 – Documentary – René Fortunato
Guaguasi – 1983 – Comedy – Jorge Ulla
April: The trench of honor – 1988 – Documentary – René Fortunato
Pelotero – 2012 – Documentary – Guagua Productions

More video Resources:

Travel Tips: Why you need a U.S. Passport Card

Language Resources:
Google translate
Word Lens
Mango Languages
Learn a language for free: the five best websites
Living Language