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HOSPITALITY & TOURISM – Work at exotic destinations


Dominican Republic: Las Terrenas, Rural Areas

Program Duration

5-8 Week, 7-12 Month, 9-12 Week, Multiple Year, 3-6 Month


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term

Intern Types

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resort
  • Scuba
  • Tourism


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Aldeas de Paz works hard to keep the required financial contribution to an absolute minimum and to offer financial transparency by practicing an open book policy. The calculation of your minimum donation is set up so that the longer you stay the less you give per week. We do this to encourage longer stays, recognizing that longer stays lead to more significant volunteer work and more energy contributed in the form of donated time in place of money! Minimum donation starts at € 100 per week including accommodation at the Aldeas de Paz Guesthouse. Single occupancy add € 15 per week to the rate. Minimum donation for the Host Family stay is € 170 per week and includes single room and two meals.commodation at a local family home.

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Language instruction
  • Medical services
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

Costs & Benefits
Your financial contribution depends on length of stay and starts at Euro 400,- per month including:
• Volunteer placement in the program/s of your choice
• Accommodation
• Placement introduction and hand-outs, supervision, regular briefings
• Free Spanish language lessons
• Certificate and/or written reference upon completion
• Full support and 7 days, 24 hour back-up from our local staff
• Santa Barbara de Samana bus terminal pick-up
• Our staff will welcome you to our home-base upon arrival and ensure that all of your needs are met - from a safe and comfortable place to stay, to unparalleled access to perspectives and insight about the local culture

Special Offer
Spanish Language immersion classes - Volunteers or Interns receive 6 free language lessons every week. Classes focus on developing communication skills so that students are able to put their knowledge to practical use as soon as they step outside the classroom. Our teaching method enables students to develop four basic skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. The idea is to learn Spanish in a natural and spontaneous way, just as students have learned their mother tongue. Our students speak Spanish right from the very first day, using it in typical real-life situations: the basic syllabus is supplemented by special exercises, such as role-play, situational dialogues and work projects. Outside the classroom the learning process continues as you are immersed in Spanish language and culture.

Credit Available



free Spanish language lessons

Experience Required


    • University Student/Graduate • Basic/ Intermediate Spanish • Comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite • Speak any other languages is a plus • Average age is 18-30 years old • Be open minded to start new opportunities

Volunteer Types

  • Business
  • Cooking
  • Culture
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Nutrition
  • Recreation
  • Small Business Development
  • Sports
  • Tourism
  • Translation
  • Volunteer Management
  • Writing

Typical Volunteer

A typical volunteer/intern needs to be enthusiastic, willing to learn, ready for a challenge and have a desire to take initiative. Friendliness, care, commitment and patience are among important qualities. We welcome individual volunteers, families and groups regardless of age, experience or background. You don't have to speak fluent Spanish as we provide up to 6 free Spanish lessons and full support and 24 hour back-up from our local staff. Volunteers and interns are the driving force of Peace Villages' work, both through their volunteering and through their financial contributions. Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to work side by side with locals, learn new skills, study Spanish, and immerse oneself in the Latin and indigenous culture. The beauty in volunteering lies in the fact that you are not simply passing through as a tourist. You are interacting with the community, building relationships and making a positive impact. It is an experience that may well change your life!

Age Range

18 - 30

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Dormitory
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Independent living
  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 3

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 days

Post Services Include

  • Job and Internship Network
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad