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Teach and Travel in the Dominican Republic

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Teacher Support

    10

  • Pay and Benefits

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • The School/Placement

    10

A Uniquely Dominican Experience

The Dominican Republic is truly a unique place, one which will offer you an opportunity to experience a totally new perspective. The school is small and full of energy. Classes take patience, but knowing you are making a real difference in the children's lives is worth the effort. Excellent educational support is offered and it is great for new teachers. Also, prepare yourself for possibly the best food you will ever eat. I would 100% do it again!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • The School/Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Pay and Benefits

    9

  • Teacher Support

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Making a difference

I have had the experience twice and each time, I am rewarded with meeting amazing people and children!
The thirst for knowledge from the program participants is refreshing and exciting. Support from administration is exceptional and nurturing.
If you are willing to venture out, the island is breathtaking and a nice change of pace.
While there are some creature comforts that one must give up, it is well worth the experience.

I would recommend to anyone that would like international experience and an adventure into another culture.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • The School/Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Pay and Benefits

    10

  • Teacher Support

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

My time at Crece

The three months spent teaching at Crece were some of the best times of my life. The students are amazing. Faculty is great. The overall experience is one you'll never regret. Crece is the place to be!

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • The School/Placement

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Pay and Benefits

    6

  • Teacher Support

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

Program with Wonderful Potential

Overall my experience in the Dominican Republic was positive. It was incredible as a learning experience in many aspects. I started with only knowing "Lo siento no hablo mucho español" and finished being able to navigate independently in the country, communicating myself effectively. The kids are a joy, although some of them have no interest in learning English and it could be challenging to engage all of them. I think the accommodations should include separate rooms for teachers for privacy, but the living arrangements were pretty good, and the walk to the market, the school, the bus station, etc was pretty easy. Sometimes the school has so many events happening that the overall organization suffers, but I think that's simply a symptom of its growth.