Summer Service Adventure in the Domincian Republic
Duration: 10 Days
Location: Las Canas, Dominican Republic
Program Cost: $2,499
Service Hours: 20
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 and visit some of the most beaches and attractions that draw thousands of people to this beautiful island each year.
Our Caribbean Service Adventure 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. 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. Snorkeling on Beautiful Sosua Beach
A day soaking up the sun, snorkeling in the beautiful blue Dominican waters and visiting local vendor selling hand crafts and other goods.
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...