Building a More Sustainable & Equitable World
Duration: 21 Days
Location: Las Canas, Dominican Republic
Program Cost: $4,999
Service Hours: 60
Experience the tropical North Coast of the Dominican Republic as you engage in meaningful service with community partners, learn about daily life and culture of Hispaniola in this 21 day advanced program. Through these 3 weeks, you will be part of a journey to build meaningful relationships and see a start to finish project for beneficiaries in our partner communities.
Our Building a Sustainable World sessions are facilitated in collaboration with our long time international partner Global Leadership Adventures. Together, we have created programs together for over 10 years, leveraging GLA’s focus on leadership and global experiences for young adults and 7 Elements’ extensive knowledge, infrastructure and partnership network in the Dominican Republic. With these combined, we create immersive, meaningful and unforgettable international experiences for hundreds of high school students every year. The 21 day program was designed with the passionate traveler in mind, excited about being more globally engaged and connected in order to make an impact. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and can’t wait to see you at the Indalo Lodge in the Dominican Republic!
Learn more about our programs with Global Leadership Adventures, GLA, at https://www.experiencegla.com/
Spring Break Service Learning: Service, Culture and Leadership
Learn about some of our initiatives that take place during the summer. Our projects focus on addressing human insecurities that exist on the island of Hispaniola through small, sustainable changes and capacity development in communities.
1. Community Infrastructure Projects
Locally led and infrastructure projects that address environmental, economic and personal security with our Dominican partners.
2. Visiting Dajabon and Santiago
Throughout these 21 days, we will embark on excursions around the island designed to provide a more robust view of the context and culture of Hispaniola. These include the famous Dajabon border market, Santo Domingo (the Dominican Capital) and Santiago, a city of historical and cultural significance.
3. Cultural Immersion
Learn how the locals live and customs, traditions and unique ways of life in the Caribbean through food, dance, site seeing and engaging with community members in Las Canas.
Learn about the bottom up development strategies of our organization that exist to empower local communities and create a more sustainable and equitable world.
Learn about the rich history and unique cultural heritage in the Caribbean. Everything from forms of dance and celebration to the history of the economy that has shaped the island.
Visit the beautiful Caribbean beaches in the North Coast that attract people all over the world to swim, spend time in the sand, kite surf and enjoy this tropical landscape.
Check out some of the blogs from our previous international programs!
Getting Settled in Las Canas February 1, 2020 Hey Everyone! This afternoon we had the pleasure of meeting this lovely group at the Puerto Plata airport. We drove 45 mins to the lodge in Las Canas, gave the students a tour of the area, and had some time at the local...
About Marie Macdonald Marie Macdonald is our Programming Operations Manager for 7 Elements in the Dominican Republic, Belize and Peru. She is a former Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic; her experiences and testimony have helped shaped her passions and...
August 1-10, 2020Duration: 10 days Location: Medina Bank, Belize Program Cost: $1365 Service Hours: 20 Learn about the impacts of globalization on indigenous peoples, such as the Yanesha in our Peru Program this August! Work collaboratively as they teach about global...