The Dominican Republic and Haiti Have It All!
90% Rating
(2 Reviews)

The Dominican Republic and Haiti Have It All!

The Dominican Republic is a place of both extreme beauty and extreme need. This area is rich with culture and cuisine, and its music scene is quite lively.

As the population's wealth gap increases, the number of rural and urban communities in need continues to grow. ISL provides medical services to orphanages and clinics in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Teams traveling to these areas are contributing to an ongoing effort of administering health care services to the poor and underserved.

Although a place of great beauty and abundance of natural resources, both countries experience great social needs, as the disparity between the wealthy and the needy continues to grow. Hence, this issue greatly affects the health and quality of life of the vast majority of the population. ISL serves both rural and urban shanty communities near Santo Domingo and areas in the southwestern part of the island, including communities in Haitian territory near the border.

Locations
North America » Haiti
North America » Dominican Republic » Santo Domingo
North America » Dominican Republic
Length
1-2 Weeks
2-4 Weeks
Project Types
Language
English
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Hotel
Starting Price
$1,295.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Two meals per day, all lodging, land and water transport, guides, tips, museum and event fees, field academic program costs, border costs, security costs, project supplies.

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Program Reviews (2)

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Jakala
Female
4 months old
Charleston SC
University of South Carolina- Upstate

Awesome service experience

10/10

This was my first International trip and I lived every bit of the service given to the communities of Haiti and DR. Our team leader was very prepared and organized. She was so helpful and generous during our stay. The team I was with was perfect. We all came knowing no one, but worked together so well. I definitely look forward to working with International Service Learning again and experiencing a new culture.

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Tracey

DR and Haiti with ISL

8/10

ISL offers opportunities to serve and travel to 14 countries including the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It was great to combine the two countries of the one island and compare the two cultures. The country coordinator was great and the variety of activities was fun. The translators and staff were helpful but could have been better prepared. The two local doctors were great to work with and they were open to dialog, which is always helpful. The rest day activities were great with fabulous beaches. The children were absolutely adorable. It's a great trip to serve on!

How can this program be improved?

1. More staff to help with translations
2. Better orientation to include house visits, medical Spanish and clinic triage/pharmacy

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International Service Learning (ISL) has been connecting volunteers with meaningful service projects and educational opportunities around the world for more than 20 years. ISL's staff are professionals in health care, travel, transpiration, translation, etc. The support ISL offers its volunteers is unmatched. ISL sends volunteers

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