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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ABOUT COUNTRY

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

As the local tourism tagline states, La República Dominicana Lo Tiene Todo – The Dominican Republic Has It All. The island nation’s ecosystems range from expansive sandy coastlines to tree-topped mountains, with desert landscapes and lush rainforests that abut the sea, all within a short drive from each other. The Dominican Republic’s natural resources, culture, and history are unique in the region, and the tourism infrastructure is strong and varied for safe and well-rounded student experiences. Modern Dominican culture draws great influences from the people who populated the island through waves of indigenous settlement, colonization, forced migration, political catalysts, and waves of active immigration from people from around the world. The national dishes of the DR capture this diversity of thought and origin, and are great representations of the bounty of the thriving island landscape.

Waterfall & Snorkel

Jumping off the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua  and Snorkeling through the coral reefs of the Amber Coast

Turtle Conservation Project

Taking a boat to isla saona and visiting a turtle conservation project as well as some of the country’s most stunning beaches.

COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS

Explore

Walking in through the cobbled streets of the first city of the Americas in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone

Pristine Beaches

Visiting the pristine beaches all around the country and exploring mountain town of Jarabacoa 

Hike

Enjoying a cafecito with a host family, hiking up to Pico Duarte, the highest point in the caribbean 10,164 ft.

 

ITINERARIES

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08 Days

Beyond the Beach!

  • Learn about Dominican Culture

  • Service in Jarabacoa Region and Mountains

  • Jump through Waterfalls

  • Enjoy the beach Time and experience snorkeling

  • Explore the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo

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08 Days

Coastal Conservation !

  • Learn about Dominican Culture

  • Service in town of Bayahibe and Fundemar

  • Visit to Isla Saona and experience Turtle conservation

  • Experience Samana Bay and Caves at Los Haitises National Park

  • Explore the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo