Student Agency Services
Aternative Winter Break
This is just for you, it's open for every one and a year-round.
Spanish Skill Needed: No
Requirements: Any time (freedom)
Mission: Enjoy life at maximum and learn about Dominican culture and history
Deadline: All year. Minimun group of 5 people for the trip
Program Fee: USD $1,800 in single room: USD $1,600 Shared room all inclusive.
Your completed application must be accompanied by a US $ 70 non-refundable processing fee. This fee may be paid by paypal through the Guanin site through the Guanin site or by wire to our bank. Please allow 15-30 days for admissions decisions. Upon admission, we will notify you, we have available for you and the date upon which you will begin.
1) 2 nights and 3 days in Santo Domingo
a) First day. Full day tour Santo Domingo, breackfast, lunch buffet, museum entrance fee and transportation are included. Dinner is not included
b) Visit to the SAS/Guanin Center, Inc.,'s Project, full day working at the Guanin Community Center, with the kids, breackfast, lunch and transportation are included
transportation included. Lunch and dinner not included
2) 1nights and 2 days Jarabacoa:
a) Activities, Rafting, Cannoning, fourweellers, horses, etc. you may choose one of the activity
activities, sport, breackfast, lunch, dinner, transportation and accommodation are included
b) Visit at the coffee factory, at the SAS's English program at the Bernalminio public school
visit at the water fall, gran Jimenoa, transportation, breackfast, entrance fee, dinner are
included, lunch is not included
3) 2 nights and 3 days in Puerto Plata, North Cost of the Island
a) Tour at the city of Puerto Plata, after that freedom, all inclusive
4) 1 more night in Santo Domingo
Sumary: 1 week Mini-adventure 6 nights 7 days:
This the best way to learn about the Dominican Culture. The Mini-Venture program starts with an orientation about the local culture, history, religious, and issues. After several days of working on a volunteer project at the Guanin community center, you will embark on an exciting and adventurous 3-4 day tour of the local countryside at a very low cost, with Spanish classes and dance lessons.
This is an invaluable opportunity for you to develop and/or improve your Spanish language skills prior to beginning your Volunteer Project. This course includes dance, culture exchange with locals kids at the Guanin Community Center. You will be met at the airport by SAS/Guanin Center and taken to your host family home for the days you will in the Guanin Community Center in Santo Domingo. Orientation will take place on Sunday, followed by an excursion/activity and some time to get to know your host family. You will be speaking the basics of Spanish in a matter of 7 days while having great fun practicing with your host family and learning about the Latin American lifestyle.