DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

CARIBBEAN SEA CONSERVATION PROJECT

The Caribbean awaits! Tropical seas, white sand beaches and lush forest canopies are ready to be discovered. Explore the rich biodiversity of the Dominican Republic as you become a steward and advocate for marine conservation.

Highlights

FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: CARIBBEAN SEA CONSERVATION PROJECT

  • Conserve biodiveristy as a steward of the island’s marine areas
  • Protect humpback whales’ habitat through coral reef and mangrove restoration
  • Zipline between treetops among a lush forest canopy
  • Visit indigenous Taino caves and breeze past mangroves on a high speed boat adventure
  • Snorkel in the aquamarine waters and soak in the sun on white sand beaches
  • Explore the historical center of Santo Domingo

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

CARIBBEAN SEA CONSERVATION PROJECT

Program Overview

On this program you will take in the wonders of the Samana Bay, where humpback whales come to have their babies each year. While you likely won’t see whales up-close on this program, you will work alongside marine conservationists and community members to restore this natural habitat and its surroundings through coral reef restoration, beach clean-ups, trail maintenance and species identification. Learn how the ocean can be protected through governmental, organizational and community action. Revel in the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic as you explore hidden beaches and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Get ready to go outside of your comfort zone with high adventure activities, such as ziplining and speed boating. In just a short amount of time, Samana will come to feel like a home away from home.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

CARIBBEAN SEA CONSERVATION PROJECT

Community Service

During your time on this Caribbean island, you’ll contribute to meaningful community service projects. Work alongside biologists and conservationists to build artificial coral reefs as part of a unique conservation project that will attract sea life and promote marine biodiversity. Collaborate with your peers to restore mangrove forests, which shield the Dominican shoreline from the effects of climate change and erosion. Lastly, work to protect the natural spaces that surround Samana Bay through trail maintenance and beach clean-ups.

Immersive Learning

Discover the island way of life through exceptional cultural experiences during your time in the Caribbean. Become immersed in the Dominican Republic’s marine life and island life through nighttime activities such as cooking and dance, where you’ll taste the flavors of the Caribbean and learn a few steps of Dominican bachata or merengue. Visit the local whale museum, dedicated to the incredible humpback whales that visit Samana Bay each year. End your trip with an excursion to the historical center of Santo Domingo, where you’ll learn more about the Dominican Republic’s colonial history and have an opportunity to pick up a few token souvenirs from your travels!

Adventure

Hundreds of miles of pure Caribbean coastline. Unspoiled ocean views. White sand beaches you can sink your toes into. And countless stars in the evening sky twinkling just above you. Adventure is everywhere to be found in the Dominican Republic, and you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to explore this hidden gem of the Caribbean. Zipline across wide expanses and among tree tops through a lush forest. Explore hidden white sand beaches and snorkel in aquamarine waters. Go kayaking and identify native sea life. Then cross the entire Samana bay in a boat! Lastly, prepare yourself for a high speed boat adventure that will pass through unique limestone formations and mangroves to go see ancient cave drawings.

Lodging

Your Home Base on this program will consist of two neighboring enclosed compounds, surrounded by green gardens and plentiful outdoor common space. In addition, students will stay at different lodgings during arrival, excursion and departure days. These lodgings will include a family-owned compound, an ecolodge and an airport hotel. Students will share rooms with roommates, and have access to shared bathrooms. Food will be healthy and tasty, including meats, beans, rice, vegetables and fresh fruit.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

CARIBBEAN SEA CONSERVATION PROJECT

Dates & Tuition

Everything you need to know before you apply.

12-Day Program
2022 Dates
JUN 24 – JUL 05, 2022
JUL 08 – JUL 19, 2022
Duration: 12 days
Tuition: $3,499
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 24
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-18
Lodging: Enclosed Compound

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials

To save your spot, a $600 deposit and $95 application fee are required.

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TRANSPORTATION
HEALTHY MEALS
& PURE WATER
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

CARIBBEAN SEA CONSERVATION PROJECT

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