Alternative Spring Break

Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Community Partner

Outreach360

Themes*

Quality Education, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken from: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 18-25, 2017

Number of Participants:

13 Student Participants
1 Student Team Leader
2 Faculty/Staff Team Leaders

Activities

The ASB Dominican Republic group will teach English in elementary schools, facilitate learning activities for children, create lesson plans and deliver them to students, and take part in various building and program development projects for the English Institute.

Goals

To provide students with the opportunity to learn about education in a different cultural context, and to participate in projects that support youth development in the Dominican Republic. The vision of Outreach360 is a transformed world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice.

Cost

$2,400 CAD

Trip Cost covers:

Medical Precautions

Participants must visit their family doctor or a travel clinic to ensure that their immunizations are up to date, and that there are no health concerns for travel. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.

Sample Day

7:00-8:00 am:

Breakfast

8:00-9:00 am:

Announcements/Prep Time

9:00-11:00 am:

Tutoring/Teaching

11:00-12:00 pm:

Flex Time/Recreation

12:00-1:00 pm:

Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm:

Prep Time

2:00-4:00 pm:

Tutoring/Teaching

4:00-5:00 pm:

Flex Time/Recreation

5:00-6:00 pm:

Free Time

6:00-7:00 pm:

Dinner

7:00-9:00 pm:

Movie/Art/Games/Activity with the children

9:00-10:30 pm:

Team Reflection

10:30 pm:

Quiet Time

Accommodations

Participants will sleep in bunk beds in a dorm-like setting on Outreach360’s property. Sheets/towels are provided, however students may bring their own and may choose to donate them at the end of the experience. Mosquito netting is also provided.

Meals

Meals are prepared in-house by Outreach360 staff, and reflect a variety of local foods (rice, beans, chicken, tortillas, plantains, etc.) as well as North American favourites (pancakes, spaghetti, etc.)

Other activities may include