Program Details

Make a difference in the health and happiness of at-risk Dominican families. Impact the health of a community, including its youngest and most vulnerable children. Meet with community leaders in the area of health, sustainability and education.
Location:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Although it is hard for many of us to imagine, there are areas of the Dominican Republic in which no formal health care system exists. On this program, you’ll learn about sustainable solutions to human security problems and explore the impact of cultural, political, economic and environmental systems on the health of rural communities. Gain hands-on clinical experience while exploring the tropical countryside. Duration: 14 Days.

Make a difference in the health and happiness of at-risk Dominican families. Impact the health of a community, including its youngest and most vulnerable children. Meet with community leaders in the area of health, sustainability and education. See the full spectrum of health care in the developing world. Fly down a zipline through the dense Dominican jungle. Experience the beauty of the region on a hike through 27 waterfalls Discover coral reefs and colorful native fish on a snorkeling adventure.

Program fee includes all in-country expenses including: All educational materials Lodging: Gender segregated rooms with roommates, with private bathrooms and air conditioning 3 meals per day All in-country transportation Airport pick-up/drop-off Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program Secondary medical and travel insurance All cultural activities, lectures, and weekend excursions Pre-departure materials and support Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1 Community Service Hours: 40

Cost:
$3,699 Airfare not included. Some scholarships available.

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