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    Ingenuity Year: Community & Cultural Advocacy in the Dominican Republic

    Ingenuity Year: Community & Cultural Advocacy in the Dominican Republic


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Dominican Republic
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: March, April, May
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Other
    • Application Fee: $17,500
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Other
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    The Dominican Republic grapples with profoundly difficult challenges, which impact regional migration, human rights, economic stability, diplomatic relations, and refugee dynamics. Through Ingenuity Year - Community and Cultural Advocacy in the Dominican Republic, students delve into the intricate landscape of community and cultural justice issues, immersing themselves in hands-on engagement. 


    In this gap year program, students embark on a journey to understand and advocate for the issues facing marginalized communities, particularly in Los Bateyes. Simultaneously, the program aims to cultivate indispensable life skills, fostering independence and facilitating personal growth among participants. Through direct interactions with local residents and immersion in various industries, students gain firsthand insights into the challenges and resilience of these communities. Students gain essential skills for navigating complex social landscapes, enhancing independence, and nurturing maturity.