Innovation in Action: Dominican Republic

Innovation in Action: Dominican Republic

Make a positive impact on the world by joining this program designed for future leaders. Participate in workshops that incorporate design thinking, an empathetic process used to find tangible solutions to problems on a local and global level. Interact with business owners to learn about their everyday challenges. Return home with a personal appreciation of Dominican society, the knowledge to drive toward action, and newly developed design-thinking skills to create change.

Departure Dates

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile

CARRY-ON

A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Two photocopies of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Ear buds
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Medication
  • Additional community service forms
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts

CHECKED LUGGAGE

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal.

Clothes

  • Socks (15)
  • Underwear (16)
  • Pants/capris (2)
  • Jeans (1)
  • Collared shirt* or nicer outfit for business/NGO visits (2)
  • Long shorts (2-3)
  • Long skirt
  • T-shirts (8-12)
  • Long sleeved shirt (1-2, lightweight)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Quick dry towel
  • Beach towel/sarong
  • Rain jacket
  • Fleece/hoodie
  • Strappy sandals (like Tevas or Chacos)
  • Sneakers
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat (for sun)
  • Work gloves
  • Headlamp/flashlight

Toiletries

(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts
  • Contact solution
  • Foam earplugs
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant
  • Wet Wipes
  • Razor/shaving cream