CIEE Gap Year in Santiago, DR – Mentoring Youth & Raising Social Awareness
- Dominican Republic
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nterested in playing sports, making arts and crafts, and helping kids learn about teamwork? Join forces with a local nonprofit organization serving underprivileged children and teens in Santiago. You’ll gain valuable leadership and coaching experience while playing a part in improving the lives of local youth who might otherwise spend their days on the street. Your help can literally make someone’s day.
In addition to service work you’ll take functional Spanish classes to help you communicate with the local community and have ample time to practice your language skills in the cafes, shops and markets of this scenic hilltop city. Your actual service experience will be enhanced by the service-learning workshops that you and your peers will participate in over the course of each block. CIEE recognizes the importance of framing the service experience and the value of increasing participants' leadership skills, ability to problem-solve, build community relations and initiate change.
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- CIEE is committed to developing young leaders through our Gap Year Abroad programs. Return home with a new-found confidence and the ability to work across cultural lines.
- Develop an appreciation for the role NGOs play in the DR to support local youth and community. Come home with the motivation and skills to drive meaningful change in your own community.
- Receive a Certificate of International Service Learning