Intersections of Food and Health Security in the Caribbean

April 4-11, 2020
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Understanding the Correlations of Food and Health in a Developing Country

Duration: 8 days
Location: Las Canas, Dominican Republic
Program Cost: $1,065
Service Hours: 20
On this week long program, we will dive into learning about health systems and other factors of life that affect the quality and adequacy of health and resources in rural populations of the Dominican Republic.
Our 14 day program in the Dominican Republic is designed to give students and participants a robust look at life in another part of the world and identify differences and similarities between their own homes and communities. We utilize local partnerships and expertise to create the most holistic experience for students as well as partnering communities.

Global Health Initiatives!

Check out this short video about our Medical Brigade and health initiatives in the Dominican Republic!

Program Highlights

1. Locally Led Food Security Initiative

Participate in a local food initiative designed with community members to increase food security through surety and access of healthy and nutritious foods.

2. Medical Brigade with Local Health Professional

Learn about the health care system in the Caribbean and shadow a local health initiative in health resource distribution activities.

3. Dudu Lagoon & Playas

Visit Dudu Lagoon! A popular tourist destination that feature naturally formed caves and beautiful blue lagoons to swim and relax!


Throughout your program, you will work with our community partners on global heath focused infrastructure projects such as building latrines or laying cement floors to improve sanitation in communities we work alongside.

Global Health

With our local health professional on the ground, you will participate in community resource distribution activities to address access and adequacy to health resources in rural communities in the North Coast.


We want you to learn through experiencing first hand the context and culture of our programs. Throughout these 14 days we incorporate cultural excursions and opportunities to take in the beauty of this Caribbean island.

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