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  • Locations: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Housing Options: Hotels
Program Type: Service Learning
Program Description:
The Dominican Republic

Global Civic Engagement 2017
Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata

About the Program

GGC Global Civic Engagement seeks to enhance internationalization of the educational experiences of the students through global awareness, social impact, and creation of cultural competence by instilling a broader would perspective through global participation and civic engagement.

The 2017 spring break program is designed to examine the concept of service learning as it relates to issues of social justice in a global context. Through hands on learning experiences with international communities and interactive reflection, programs participants will critically examine the societal impact of service around the world.


This program will take place in Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Itinerary may include visits to:
  • Santo Domingo
  • Puerto Plata
  • Caribbean Sea
  • National Palace
  • Colonial City of Santo Domingo
  • Cathedral of Santo Domingo
  • Columbus Lighthouse
  • Alcazar of Columbus
  • Peace Corps Dominican Republic Central Office
  • Dominican Amber Museum
  • San Felipe Fort
  • Isabel de Torres Mountains
  • Damajagua Falls  

Dates & Duration

This program goes to the Dominican Republic for one week during Spring Break for service-learning projects.
Start: Saturday, March 4th Ends: Sunday, March 11th


*The itinerary is tentative and subject to change!
Day 1: Arrive in Santo Domingo. Cultural briefing.

Day 2: Insights into the cultural and historical makeup of the island. Tour of Santo Domingo

Day 3: Peace Corps Visit.

Day 4: Leave Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata. Day of service.
Day 5: Day of service, Puerto Plata city tour.

Day 6: Day of service, free time.

Day 7: Day of service, visit to Damajagua Falls.

Day 8: Fly back to Atlanta.

Potential projects during the days of service:
  • Helping conduct a street census of youth working in the streets in Puerto Plata
  • Eco-construction projects such as building clay ovens or eco-compost toilets
  • Planning supplemental educational activities for the school, such as arts, music, physical fitness, environmental or science activities
  • Organizing medical clinics and first aid trainings in the community
  • doing recycling activities and education about pollution
  • Teaching new crafts to our local artisans

Cost & Payment

Program cost: $1700

Once you commit to attending the program, there is a $200 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit.  The deposit of $200 is due by November 15th.  **Please make note all payments are non-refundable upon receipt unless GGC cancels the study abroad program.

What's Included?
  • Airfare
  • Room and board
  • International health insurance
  • Ground transportation
  • Taxes
  • Airport fees
What's NOT Included?
  • Passport
  • Personal Expenses (shopping, personal trips, etc.)
  • Unexpected incidents

Payment Schedule

For full payment:
December 15th, 2016 $1,700

For installments:
Payment Due Date Amount
Deposit November 15th, 2016 $200
First Payment December 15th, 2016 $500
Second Payment January 9th, 2017 $500
Final Payment January 15th, 2017 $500

DeadlineBeach at Dominican Rep.

The deadline to apply for this program is December 15th, 2016

*Please make note of payment deadlines and refund schedule once payments are made.


For more information, please contact the program directors, or the Office of Internationalization.
  • Ms. Cele Blair - (678) 407-5597 -
  • Ms. Katherine Buell - (678) 407-5946 -

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.