Dominican Republic | Global Health Initiative

Capital: Santo Domingo  |  Population: 10.4 million

Although it is hard for many of us to imagine, there are areas of the Dominican Republic in which no formal health care system exists. On this program, you’ll learn about sustainable solutions to human security problems and explore the impact of cultural, political, economic and environmental systems on the health of rural communities. Gain hands-on clinical experience while exploring the tropical countryside.

 Program Details

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Dates for 2017:
    • Jun 19 – Jul 2
    • Jul 5 – Jul 18
    • Jul 21 – Aug 3
    • Aug 7 – Aug 20
  • Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Community Service Hours: 40
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis. Program slots are filling up quickly, so please contact us to apply!


  • Make a difference in the health and happiness of at-risk Dominican families
  • Impact the health of a community, including its youngest and most vulnerable children
  • Meet with community leaders in the area of health, sustainability and education
  • See the full spectrum of health care in the developing world
  • Fly down a zipline through the dense Dominican jungle
  • Experience the beauty of the region on a hike through 27 waterfalls
  • Discover coral reefs and colorful native fish on a snorkeling adventure

Program Fees

14 Days $3,699

What’s Included:

Program fee includes all in-country expenses including:

  • All educational materials
  • Lodging: Gender segregated rooms with roommates, with private bathrooms and air conditioning
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures, and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support

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Aspect Foundation

Study Abroad Program
1 800 879 6884
[email protected]