Learning How to Help Others in the Dominican Republic Past Review


Rollins College: Traveling - Service Projects in Rural Communities, Domincan Republic

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was certainly worthwhile, and was educational in its providing me with strategies for helping others and providing insight into another nation's culture.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dr. Bernal was able to control our travel, meals and work opportunities very well.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We were in a location in the city that allowed a short drive to work sites and was close to restaurants.

* Food:

Food was always plentiful and of good quality.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Seeing sights in Santo Domingo and Santiago was great, as was being in the mountains on drives to work sites.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I always felt safe and well equipped to deal with any issues.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? All was provided
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? N/A


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans