Partners:Michigan State University
International Heath School MedicineMichigan State University
Geography and Tourism DepartmentMillikin University
Music department and Study abroardIndiana University
Geography DepartmentJackson Ville University
Sports and Community outreach learning ProgramSouth Carolina University
Intensive Cultural Immersion & Service ProgramHoward University
Business and Service learningCentral Michigan University
Alternative Break and public service programCIEE,
4 week Summer Camp program,Vanderbilt University
Alternative Break and public service programLutter College
Education projects and ESL program.Indiana Community Key Learning
Alternative Break and public service programJackson Ville University
Winter break service projects
Sports Medicine Program
SAS/Guanin Center has partnerships with international and national institutions carrying-out important work in the areas of: HIV/AIDS prevention and care; cancer research and treatment; advocacy for the blind; rehabilitation; family planning and health care coverage.
The Program offers internship opportunities related to: Pre-med student, Nursing program, primary care, public health, Sports Medicine, research, advocacy, prevention, health management and nutrition. We do have now our own private clinic where we offer the first heathcare in the Guanin Community Center in la Piedra.
Program fee: USD $ 500.00 per week per studentAccommodation in hotel 2 students per room: USD $ 300.00 per week per student with breakfast.Accommodation in host family: USD $ 200.00 per week per student with 2 meals included.
The Dominican Republic occupies two thirds of Hispaniola, making it the second largest archipelago in the Antilles. It is located to the west of Puerto Rico and to the east of Cuba and Jamaica, sharing the island with Haiti.
The current healthcare system in the Dominican Republic is governed by General Health Law 42-01 and Law 87-01, both enacted in 2001. Since the implementation of these laws, the country has made significant advancements as it relates to providing improved care and increasing coverage for the most economically vulnerable members of its society - gains largely associated with the gradual decentralization of medical services that has taken place. As a result of reform, the number of ensured poor increased from 513,416 in December of 2006 to 735,052 in June of 2007 - an increase of 43% (Análisis del Desempeño Económico y Social de la República Dominicana, January - June 2007).
Program fee and history