Santo Domingo & East of the Hispaniola
8-day immersion program exploring Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, and several communities in the East and South of the country. This program will provide an understanding of several issues (education, children, migration, race) and solutions that Jesuits, and other organizations, are providing to such problems. Trip will include: lectures at a Jesuit social think-tank Centro Montalvo, a guided night-out in Santo Domingo, and visits to inner-city neighborhoods, sugarcane plantations (bateyes), community organizations, nonprofits, and colonial landmarks.
Estimated Cost: US$1,150 per participant.
Northern Border of the Hispaniola
8-day immersion program visiting communities in Santiago– center of the Cibao Valley in the north of the Dominican Republic, and Dajabon–a community at the border with Haiti.
This program will focus on the life of Dominican farm workers, and Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic. The trip will include visits to a farmers social center (Centro Montalvo - Santiago), a regional museum, sugarcane plantations ("bateyes"), a private banana plantation, the Bi-National Market, two day-trips to border communities in Haiti, one morning at the beach, a guided night-out in Santiago, and several lectures.
Estimated Cost: $US 1,150 per participant.
Southern Border of Hispaniola
8-day immersion program visiting communities in the Dominican-Haitian border provinces of Independencia and Bahoruco. This program will focus on the life of Dominican farm workers and Haitian migrant workers in the Dominican Republic, and the work that faith-based groups are undertaking with these underserved populations. If the conditions are appropriate, the trip may include a day visit to Haiti, crossing the international border.
Estimated Cost: US$ 1,150 per participant.