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Of all the Caribbean islands, the Dominican Republic is the most geographically diverse. It has the highest mountain (above 10,000 feet – it even gets snow in winter), the deepest valley, rain forests, deserts, swamps and white sand beaches. Because the Republic is less prosperous than most Caribbean nations, prices are low, and this, along with the scenery and a friendly, hospitable populace, attracts growing hordes of vacationers. Tourism, in fact, is the country’s leading industry, as in most of the Caribbean. The Republic’s food, music and pace of life are comfortable blends of Spanish, African and native Indian cultures.

Eligibility Requirements

*Age on Departure: 15.5 – 18.5*
*Graduates accepted*

Vegetarians are very difficult to place. The basic diet of most Dominican families includes rice, beans, fruit, and vegetables. Dominican families consider meat consumption not only healthy and a basic part of their diet, but in many cases something they are grateful to be able to afford. It is expected from any participant on this program to adapt to that.

Allergies to animals, plants or food are not accepted.

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Uniform