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Ever seen a fair-trade label on an item you’ve purchased? That means the item supports small producers in underdeveloped countries like the Dominican Republic, the second-poorest country in the Caribbean. Examine some of the great challenges the Dominic
Location:
Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester

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Program Description:

Ever seen a fair-trade label on an item you’ve purchased? That means the item supports small producers in underdeveloped countries like the Dominican Republic, the second-poorest country in the Caribbean. Examine some of the great challenges the Dominican people face, and actively work to improve their lives on CIEE’s Service-Learning program. Through coursework, fieldwork, internships, cultural activities, and excursions, you’ll also improve your Spanish skills, and gain new abilities in research methodology, grant writing, critical analysis, and public speaking. Study abroad in Santiago and you'll: Enjoy an internship in a service site that corresponds to your academic interests Take part in an experiential, collaborative learning model through grassroots and community- based engagement and learning Engage yourself in promoting community action through applied field research and a capstone project Build a portfolio of practical and professional skills including research methodology, grant writing, critical analysis, and public speaking Be part of an ongoing and co-curricular rural partnership in organic farming and environmental justice Visit sites of cultural, economic, and social importance, including the free trade zone, the Dajabón bi-national market on the Haitian border, Boca de Nigua, and Engombe (historic ruins of slave-run sugar mills)

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