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Primeros Días en Santiago, DR!

Ya estamos aquí!! Here's a little bit about what we've been up to since we arrived:

Day 1: Travel to Santiago

  • Tired, but excited, we arrived around 8:30pm on Sunday. Students went directly to meet their Dominican families. 

Airplane pic

 Day 2: Orientation

  • We traveled to Jarabacoa, a mountainous area about an hour outside of Santiago for orientation. 
  • Students went through a Dominican "crash course" of all the basics of being in the country
  • We visited Jimenoa and Yaque del Norte rivers

Day 3:

  • Students visited Centro Cultural Domínico-Americano educational center, where we will have classes and seminars & completed a Spanish placement test
  • After lunch, we went on a tour of Santiago, visiting the monument and the surrounding municipalities



A few of our favorites so far:

  • the FOOD! (plátanos at every meal & rice and beans galore!)
  • the lush vegetation everywhere!
  • our awesome host families
  • the friendly people


Hasta Pronto,

Kathryn (Program Leader)