Work on high-impact public health projects alongside health care professionals across the Dominican Republic. Immerse yourself in local culture and practice your Spanish in a healthcare setting. Take time to explore the diverse regions of this beautiful Caribbean island. Identify health needs of a variety of communities across the island and help develop meaningful public service initiatives. Earn your Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification and apply your new skills to helping rural and impoverished communities in need.
Components of a Critical Issues Program
- Deliberate Focus: Students explore specific global issues as they exist in communities around the world.
- Pre-Travel Engagement: Prior to their arrival in the program’s base country, students build an understanding of the issue their program focuses on through readings, film screenings, and various learning opportunities.
- Program Content and Discussion: Students progress through a curriculum comprised of activities, discussions, and debriefs designed to expand their understanding and exploration of key topics.
- Program Staff: Program Leaders on Critical Issues programs have intimate local knowledge and an academic or professional background in the focus area.
Departure Dates for 2021 Coming Soon!