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Headed home!

LizW, Dragons Admin

The group has arrived at the airport, feeling good, a little sleepy and a little sad to go. They had some nice transference activities last night were sent them off with some warm empanadas. Buen viaje a todos!...Read More

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La Caleta Poem

All students, Participant

La Caleta La Caleta is a place that offers eye-opening experiences, Es amorosa, A place where a family comes together and amazing things happen.   La Caleta es bonita, Where the ocean is as blue as the sky, Where family lives in the place where......Read More

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Day 2 in La Caleta

Josh, Participant

Hello parents! Today (July 4th) is our second-to-last day, and while we are all very excited to see our families, we are still very sad to be leaving. As it is the last service day, we started by driving from our home stays to the beach where we......Read More

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Day 1 in La Caleta

Maya, Participant

Hi! Today (July 3) we had a slow morning and an afternoon full of introductions. Here is a recap: This morning, we ate breakfast at Hotel Colonial. Following breakfast, we had some reflection time before leaving for our road trip to Santo Domingo.......Read More

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Santiago Poem

All students, Participant

Santiago Santiago es muy, muy Ruidoso, It is humid. It is a place filled with interesting architecture, A jungle of buildings the color of the sun setting on the ocean. Es una ciudad con una historia muy interesante y complicada, A place with people......Read More

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Day 2 in Santiago: El Centro Leon, Spanish, Dance...

Sophia, Participant

Hi everyone! Today I (Sofia) have the pleasure of writing our yak for Tuesday, July 2, 2019, or Martes, dos de Julio del año 2019, as we have been learning in our Spanish classes the past two days. To my family, I know you have been waiting for......Read More

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Quotes from Santiago

Chelsea C Muir, Participant

We started out the day with a chill morning. I hope most of you received a nice call home! We ate breakfast and lunch at the hotel before heading to our Spanish class. There, we learned greetings, numbers, months, days of the week, and Dominican......Read More

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Messages home

Taj, Participant

Today we started a new chapter in our Dominican Republic adventure. We said our good-byes to La Finca, and drove to Santiago. The car drive was roughly an hour and a half. We settled in our rooms at Hotel Colonial for a few minutes and then went......Read More

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La Finca Poem

All students, Participant

This poem was written collectively by our students on our last day at Finca la Protectora. –Chelsea La Finca La finca is a good representation of Dominican life, A home to people, plants and animals, A safe and supportive space, A welcoming......Read More

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Last Day at La Finca

Grady, Participant

Parents, Greetings from the Dominican Republic! Unfortunately, today was our last day at La Finca de Protectora and we decided to leave on a high note. After a hearty breakfast, we left for our beach day. We arrived at Playa Ensenada, where we put......Read More

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Day Four in the Dominican Republic

Riley, Participant

Today, we started off the day right by playing a fun game of dominos with some of the children from the nearby town. After breakfast, we packed our daypacks and filled up our water bottles in preparation for our next activity: picking up trash with......Read More

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Greetings from our second day on the finca!

Lucy, Participant

We started off our day today with a delicious traditional Dominican breakfast of mangu and fruit grown on the farm. At the table, we shared our intentions for the day (most of them were to stay hydrated). We then set out on a hike to the top of the......Read More

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Hello from the Dominican Republic!

Grady, Participant

Dear Parents, Hello from the Dominican Republic! After a much-needed night of sleep, the group went to breakfast, where we tried a traditional Dominican breakfast. The meal included Mangu, (mashed plantains) fried cheese, (which is as good as it......Read More

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On their way to Finca La Protectora

LizW, Dragons Admin

After a delicious breakfast, the group is now leaving for Finca La Protectora. They are going to have lunch there and do orientation activities, then do a hike around the farm and into the mountains to learn about sustainable ecotourism. From the......Read More