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¡Hasta luego y buen viaje!

Raquel, Participant

Hola!! We said goodbye just now to the students and Mr. Caraballo and Ms. Shea. We hope that each of you young ladies continue travelling and getting to know new cultures and languages and share your experiences with those around you! Thanks to......Read More

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Home stays

Kyara, Stephanie, Chloe, Participant

From our time in Santiago (March 19th): Hello everyone! I, Kyara, wanted to tell you a bit about our experience at our home stays and with our host moms. Yesterday night each pair arrived at their home stays. My host mom’s name is Lourdes and......Read More

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Dance classes with Marisol

Eva, Participant

Dance Class with Marisol This week, each day we have had an hour and a half dance class in the afternoons. we are learning merengue and bachata — two styles that are a huge part of the Dominican culture. Monday and Tuesday, we learned the basics......Read More

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Instruments and dance

Raquel, Participant

Enjoy some photos of our activities that last few days learning about some instruments and dance steps for the bachata and merengue. The intruments used are the güira, tambora (drum), and accordion....Read More

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Finca La Protectora

Shalimar, Participant

Yesterday was such an awesome day! We started the day right with a classic Dominican breakfast: mangú con los tres golpes, which consisted of mashed plantains with onions that were soaked in vinegar, fried cheese and fried eggs. We also had a bunch......Read More

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Ranchete y la playa

Raquel, Instructor

Hola friends and family!! Yesterday we settled in to our orientation site at the Finca Protectora in Ranchete. We were warmly greeted by our hosts Mario and Raquel. As well as a farm covered by avocado trees, cacao and banana plants. One can......Read More

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Bienvenidos a la República Dominicana!!

Raquel Wigginton, Instructor

Hola friends and family!! We have met Eva, Chloe and Sr. Caraballo as well as Srta. Caraballo and the other participants at the airport! We are headed to Ranchete where we will be taking part in orientation activities, visiting the farm, and heading......Read More

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Itinerario Final

Raquel, Instructor

¡¡Hola amigas!! Queríamos compartir con Uds el itinerario final de nuestro viaje. Durante nuestra orientación tendremos una oportunidad de revisarla en más detalle pero por ahora dejamos el itinerario aquí. This is for parent and loved ones......Read More

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Intro Post

Shalimar Pujols, Participant

My strengths include being an avid learner, an open communicator, an adventurous soul, and a catalyst for change. I have always been one to challenge norms and step out of my comfort zone, and I understand how invaluable those actions are and the......Read More

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Instructor Intro en español

Raquel, Participant

¡¡Hola a todas!! Espero que esta carta les llegue con buenos ánimos y con muchas ganas de aprender y disfrutar de la República Dominicana. Por mi parte estoy muy emocionada de conocerlas y también de conocer la isla. Yo he estado en el Caribe......Read More

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Final group meeting photo!

Ms. Shea Caraballo, Instructor

Here is almost the whole group! We had our final meeting and talked about the itinerary, flights, some cultural differences, the importance of open communication, host families and pairings for homestays, and we posted our first Yak board......Read More

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Intro post

Eva O'Marah, Participant

My strengths are I am independent and quick on my feet. I am good at strategizing. I love to talk to people and get to know them. I love to travel, so being flexible is also one of my strengths. For the last 5 years, I have studied Spanish in school......Read More

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Intro Post

Stephanie Abrego Diez, Participant

I can’t wait to bring my love of exploration to this program. Most of my vacations have been “touristy,” so I can’t wait to immerse myself in true Dominican culture. I come from a Hispanic background, with parents from Colombia and El......Read More

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Kyara, Participant

My strengths include being an avid learner, a great listener, and a social justice warrior. I go about my days trying to challenge and redefine the status quo. My passion, as cliche as it sounds, is to impact the world in a lasting and meaningful......Read More