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Academic programs and Service learning in the DR

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks


Throughout the year


Programs are geared towards volunteers from church groups, universities, campus ministries and other institutions who have the desire to serve and experience a different culture and way of life in local communities in the Dominican Republic.

Intern Types

  • Business
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Sustainable Development


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies by site-see for further info.

Program Fees Include:

* Transportation (airport, to and from site)
* Housing, Meals, Accompaniment of CSA staff during volunteer service
* Facilitation of orientation, feedback and cultural education sessions
* Translation services
* Orientation and other materials
* Phone cards

Note: Groups are responsible for flight arrangements and the cost of excursions. Price per volunteer may vary depending on the local exchange rate.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • English Teaching
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Pastoral Work
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Ministry

Typical Volunteer

Volunteer groups of a minimum of 10 participants typically represent universities, churches or different organizations. These are individuals with a genuine desire to serve and be challenged by a cross-cultural experience of service.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of at least 7

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home