ENTRENA can design programs that challenge students to develop their life and academic skills, which can enhance their careers in a global market.
We can integrate themes such as:
Active application of Spanish as a Foreign Language. Students do research, interview, design questionnaires, write papers and reports, do presentations – all in Spanish.
In-depth exposure to issues of development, poverty, and globalization.
Specialized topics. We have expertise in education, youth, family, immigration, gender, environment, health, professional sports, and business.
How to effectively function in multi-cultural environments – indirect and direct communication, relationship building, non-verbals, values, and behaviors.
We have worked with Universities for many years:
University Of Iowa – University Study Abroad Program In The Dominican Republic
Since 1993, ENTRENA, in coordination with the lead institution University Of Iowa, has designed and carried out an 8 week study program focused on “Issues Of Health, Nutrition, And Environment” in the Dominican Republic. This unique program integrates community based research, specialized academic seminars, issues of poverty and development, and comprehensive language and cross-cultural instruction. The size of student groups currently range from 20 to 30 participants. The program attracts undergraduate students with a career interest in public health issues.
San Diego State University (SDSU)
Since 2009, ENTRENA has designed and coordinated an intensive ten day program in the Dominican Republic for SDSU master level students in the sports management program. The program focuses on the impact of baseball in the DR and offers insights into player development, academy management, the business of sports including banking and multimedia, and community outreach programs. Students are exposed to a variety of development themes and develop project ideas that can be adapted by MLB teams.
Since 2013, Entrena assists the Mason School of Business of William and Mary College with a four week immersion program focused on social entrepreneurship. Students have the opportunity to improve their Spanish communication and adapt business knowledge and skills in the socio-economic and cultural context of a developing country. Specific “business” themes vary yearly; for example, in 2013, they chose to focus on small scale coffee production.