Volunteer Abroad in the Dominican Republic
Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Program Dates: March 2 – March 10 2013
A Program Organized by Circle K
Circle K International Club develops college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service. Led by Circle K advisor, this program provides University of Michigan-Flint students and volunteers with the opportunity to work with Community Service Alliance in the Dominican Republic on a public health community volunteer experience. This is an outstanding opportunity to become immersed in a service project in another country.
The DR’s hundreds of miles of coastline – some of it picturesque white-sand beaches shaded by rows of palm trees, other parts lined dramatically with rocky cliffs or backed by wind-swept dunes or serene mangrove lagoons – define the country. Whether it’s fishing villages where the shoreline is used for mooring boats, indulgent tourist playgrounds with aquamarine waters, small towns where the social glue is all-night merengue blasting from modest corner stores, or cities like Santo Domingo, the Caribbean’s largest, the sea is the common denominator, symbolizing both limits and escapes. Even with their glory days behind them, former engines of industry like crumbling San Pedro de Macoris or Puerto Plata still see waves crash over their Malecóns. Some of the bays and coves where pirates once roamed are the temporary home of thousands of migrating humpback whales, and part of an extensive network of parks and preserves safeguarding the country’s natural patrimony.
Excerpts about the Dominican Republic from Lonely Planet
This course is led by Rebecca Pettengill, advisor of Circle K International Club.
Eligibility & Prerequisites
All UM-Flint students are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit a faculty recommendation and be interviewed prior to being accepted to the program.
Payments & Costs
The cost of this program is $1,100*. This includes:
- Health insurance
- Transportation in the Dominican Republic (airline reservations will be made and paid in full in October 2012)
There is a $300 enrollment deposit required at the time of application. Students are required to submit full payment of program fee by February 1, 2013.
Not included in the program fee: Airfare, passport.
|Application & Deposit||Program Fee Payment in Full|
|Friday, December 7, 2012||Friday, February 1, 2013|
Cancellations & Refunds
Students who withdraw on or before February 1, 2013 are eligible to receive $200 from the enrollment deposit. Any withdrawals must be done in writing and submitted to the Office of Study Abroad. There will be no refunds after February 1, 2013. Students who withdraw after February 1, 2013 will be responsible for paying the full program fee.
*Program fee is subject to change based on currency exchange rates.