This program is designed to provide an understanding of the socio-cultural and political history of the Dominican Republic through service learning, where students will work with local volunteers and children. Students will also be required to stay with local families to discuss their experience on the "Batey", a mixed community populated by Dominicans and Haitians working in agriculture.
The Dominican Republic is in the
beautiful Caribbean, sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and
constituting the eastern two-thirds of land. The landscape is forested and
mountainous, with valleys, plains and plateaus. The soil is fertile with
excellent beaches on the north, southeast, and east coasts, rising up to the
Students will earn 3 URI credits for PSC 415: Dynamics of Social Change in the Caribbean. No previous Spanish language study required.
Housing and Dining:
While in the Dominican Republic, students will stay in double occupancy rooms. Breakfast and lunch will be prepared and provided Dominican style.
Students will engage in cultural activities and excursions while in the Dominican Republic including:
In-State: $2870.00 Out-of-State: $3425.00
|3 URI Credits||Round-trip airfare||Accommodations|
|Two meals per day||Supplemental MedEx insurance||Local medical insurance|
|In-country transportation||Program related excursions|
NOTE: Program fee includes a $1000 scholarship from the John Hazen White Center for Ethics and Public Service.
All fees subject to change
AIRFARE IS INCLUDED
|Application Deadline: November 8, 2013||Final Payment Due: December 26, 2013|
For more information, please contact:
|Program Director||URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator|
|Professor Maureen Moakley||Kelly Watts|
|Department of Political Science||Office of International Education|
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