Global Health InitiativeJune 13 – June 26, 2020 | June 29 – July 12, 2020 | July 15 – July 28, 2020 | August 1 – August 14, 2020 Sign Up for Program
Global Health in the Developing World
Duration: 14 Days
Location: Las Canas, Dominican Republic
Program Cost: $3,899
Service Hours: 40
Experience the tropical North Coast of the Dominican Republic as you engage in meaningful service with community partners including health focused infrastructure projects and health resource distribution activities with local professionals Dominican and Haitian communities in the North Coast.
Our Global Health Initiative 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/
Global Health Initiatives in Action
Learn about our global health focused initiatives done in combination with sustainable infrastructure projects that address health and sanitation in the North Coast.
1. Community Infrastructure Projects & Health Initiatives
Locally led and infrastructure projects that address health and sanitation combined with health resource distribution initiatives done in collaboration with local health professionals.
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.
Participate in local infrastructure projects focused on health and sanitation as well as health resource distribution initiatives led by local professionals.
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.
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Check out some of the blogs from our previous international programs!
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