The Dominican Republic shares the Hispaniola island with Haiti—along with its rich colonial culture. Stay with a family in Santiago and share in service-learning projects, from lessons with at-risk children, to manning food banks, to doing home repair. Dance the merengue and cook native meals. Tour tobacco and sugar cane plantations. And, yes, relax beneath the palms!  True cultural immersion and meaningful community service activities make this one of our most requested programs.