Southern Dominican Republic – Estimated 30 Service Hours
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable. Journey into the southern region of the Dominican Republic where steep hillsides, tobacco plantations and cow-spotted pastures stretch as far as the eye can see. You’ll travel deep into the mountain communities where rural poverty poses challenges to economic development, healthcare and access to education. Working together with community members, you’ll build sustainable solutions to these problems, as you connect with locals and become immersed in the culture.
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Urban Migration
  • Healthcare Access
  • Sustainable Agriculture
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SANTO DOMINGO
Meet your Field Director at the airport.

DAY 2: SANTO DOMINGO
Take a guided tour of the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, take a scenic ride through the central mountain range to your service project location.
  • Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation.
 
DAYS 3-6: SERVICE PROJECT 
As communities evolve so do their needs. That's why we work closely with non-profits to better understand each community's challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • In the morning, begin your service project in a nearby village.
  • Spend the afternoon immersed in cultural activities.
  • In the evening, reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 7: TROPICAL BEACH
  • Dive into the tropical waters of the Caribbean and enjoy a full day at the beach.
 
DAY 8: DEPART FOR HOME

Want to learn more about this program?
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Urban Migration
  • Healthcare Access
  • Sustainable Agriculture
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SANTO DOMINGO
Meet your Field Director at the airport.

DAY 2: SANTO DOMINGO
Take a guided tour of the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, take a scenic ride through the central mountain range to your service project location.
  • Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation.
 
DAYS 3-6: SERVICE PROJECT 
As communities evolve so do their needs. That's why we work closely with non-profits to better understand each community's challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • In the morning, begin your service project in a nearby village.
  • Spend the afternoon immersed in cultural activities.
  • In the evening, reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 7: TROPICAL BEACH
  • Dive into the tropical waters of the Caribbean and enjoy a full day at the beach.
 
DAY 8: DEPART FOR HOME

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Ground transportation—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Accommodations

    Enjoy a 7-night stay in hotels

  • Regional Meals

    Traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your trip experience.

  • Full-time Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • Service Hours

    Earn service hours that count towards academic credit.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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