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Dominican Culture.

Throughout the centuries, as new waves of people have set foot on the shores of the beautiful tropical island known first as Quisqueya, then as Hispaniola, they have been enchanted by its fertility, diversity and potential. The Guanahatabey, Pre-Igneri and Igneri peoples blended their genes and their cultures to become the Taínos. The Taínos, other Indian peoples, and a multitude of European (mostly Spanish) and African peoples blended their genes and their cultures together here over the past five centuries to become modern Criollos, modern Dominicans. Despite the passing of time, one can still say the same thing as Columbus did about the people here: Dominicans are perhaps the most beautiful, charming and friendly people in the world.

Tours and Trip

The Dominican Republic--today's "Land of Discovery" for all students and researchers.


Come join us, make the adventure begging.


The Dominican Republic is home to many Firsts in the Americas.


Make the whole world your Home!


Seve and Molly, hiking to the Salto el Limon, Samana

All our program activities lead you to different destinations; combine and make your dreams come true!

Trip and Tours.:

  • Historic-educational City tour, Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. You will see and learn about the  XVI century, and the founding of Santo Domingo.

  •  Eco-adventure, Isla Saona, Day Trip. This small island off the southeastern tip of Hispaniola is a government-protected nature reserve and is world renowned for its white-sand and turquoise water beaches.

  • Eco-adventure, Kayaking on Samaná Bay, day trip, visiting the National Park Los Haitises, with the most beautiful mongotes and different kinds of  mangroves . The mountainous Samaná Peninsula was the least explored and least known part of the island of Hispaniola until recent years.

  • Trip and Tours, White-River Rafting, canoeing, hiking to Pico Duarte, horse back riding and more. Jarabacoa, the city of Jarabacoa, with its tropical rain forest climate and high elevation in the island’s Central Mountain Range, has been nicknamed “The City of Everlasting Spring.

  • Eco-adventure, Day Trip and Tour, Samaná has one  of the bigger water falls, Salto el Limon.  Zipline adventure, Ziplining through the forested mountains of Samaná has recently become a very popular diversion.

  • Adventure, Santo Domingo’s Extreme Adventure Park, Day Trip. You can also choose the zipline adventure at Santo Domingo’s new Extreme Adventure Park, which also offers other aerial experiences, all with views of the city scape.

  • Eco-adventure, 27 waterfalls, Charcos de Damajagua, Day Trip. A charco is a natural swimming hole. These 27 charcos have fast become one of the most popular adventure attractions in the country since Peace Corps Volunteers helped local residents to set up a training and certification course for professional guides and make the adventure safe by providing life vests and helmets to all visitors.

  • Ecotourism, cacao tour, rice field and factory tour & Hermanas Mirabal Museum, three activities Day Trip. Cacao is unprocessed chocolate. You’ll be amazed to see how cacao grows and to learn how it’s processed to make the delicious candies and flavorings that we all love.

  • Santo Domingo’s Jardín Botánico, Day Trip. Voted one of the top ten city botanical gardens in the world, Santo Domingo’s Jardín Botánico Nacional is a colorful jewel set in the midst of the crowded capital city. There are plants and trees from every part of the island, including palms, aquatic plants, and hundreds of different bromeliads.

  • Eco-adventure, Tainos Tour. This project is dedicated to the Taino Indians for educational Ecotourism and Ecological research, as well as aid for the community of La Piedra, Santo Domingo, Province

  • Sport Internship, Baseball Academy, Day Trip. Baseball is the number one Dominican sport. It arrived in the 1880s from Cuba, but really began to grow in popularity from 1916-1924, when U.S. Marines occupied the Dominican Republic, and from 1930 to 1961, when El Jefe (the Dominican president/dictator Rafael Trujillo) supported the sport and built the national stadium in Santo Domingo.



  • Spanish Language Classes. Spanish language classes can be included in any program and will be taught locally with other students. The focus is on conversational fluency.

  • Experiential Learning Cycle and Cultural Awareness Reflections/Discussions. Upon request, structured meetings take place in our on-site center in La Piedra, in the field with program participants, at a central location near all host families, and/or in the hotel where the group is staying.


  • Fortuitous Cultural and Adventure Activities. These activities include trips to local cultural festivals and events that are taking place during the group’s stay. These fortuitous events can also include round table discussions with local individuals, visiting specialists or other on-site volunteers, who are invited to sit with group members to discuss a wide variety of topics.

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