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January 5 - 17, 2014

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the beautiful Caribbean. It shares the island with the Creole-French-speaking Haiti located at the western end of the island. The group travels west close to the Haitian border to a town called Matas de Farfan. This area is quite arid because of the significant rain shadow produced by the northern central moutains.


  • Students will earn 3 URI credits for NUR 446: Directed Study
  • Open to Nursing students only; preference given to juniors and seniors
  • Pre-course work and orientation mandatory
  • Community Health Education Project in Country
  • Two weeks in country providing community service, health promotion and health education in prenatal clinic, senior center, nutrition center, head start program and villages
  • Post-trip session mandatory
  • Grades will be based on activate participation, writing assignments, community health education project and fieldwork.

Housing and Dining:

While in the Dominican Republic, students will stay in a retreat center with dormitory style rooms for men and women, generally single to double occupancy; common dining areas for men and women. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared and provided Dominican style.

Cultural Activities:

Students will engage in cultural excursions while in the Dominican Republic including visits to Zona Colonial and Parque Colon.


Program Fee:

In-State: $3515.00      Out-of-State: $4065.00

3 URI Credits Round-trip airfare Accommodations
Two meals per day First and last night in Santo Domingo Travel to and from Santo Domingo


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines
Application Deadline: October 4, 2013 Final Payment Due: December 26, 2013


For information, please contact:

Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Alicia J. Curtin, PhD, RN Kelly Watts
College of Nursing Office of International Education
401-874-5340 401-874-2019

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