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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Service Learning in the Dominican Republic: Creating a Sustainable World

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Program #20187RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Through discussions and service work in local communities, learn how sustainable development has become a necessity for all humanity as you bring immediate improvement to the lives of the residents with whom you’ll interact on your four days of service. The theme of sustainability continues with meals prepared from locally-sourced poultry, fish, meat, and organically-grown fruits and vegetables. Relax and rejuvenate during two full days of leisure on a beautiful beach or in active pursuits of your own choosing and a festive evening of dance and music with local residents.


Highlights

• Work directly with impoverished communities on projects that bring immediate improvement to their lives.
• Choose from a variety of projects according to your personal interests and desired level of physical activity; options include rebuilding houses, building biomass stoves, planting trees, helping out at an orphanage and working alongside Haitian refugees in a permaculture garden.
• Enjoy the natural beauty of the island of Hispaniola and interact with local residents and children.

Activity Notes

Walking on rough, uneven, stony and unpaved ground in a humid, tropical climate. Unavoidable stairs. The grounds and buildings at Home Base Las Canas are tiled and these tiles may be slippery when wet. Driving over rough, poorly paved roads in a developing country. Service Learning project choices have an activity range from Active through Challenging and are approximately six hours on each of the four days.

Itinerary Summary

Arrivals Puerto Plata International Airport, transfer to Las Canas, 7 nights.

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7 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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