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    CIEE High School Summer in Santiago, DR: Public Health

    CIEE High School Summer in Santiago, DR: Public Health


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Dominican Republic
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: Leadership, Mentoring, Youth Outreach, Humanities, Public Health
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Make a genuine impact in the Dominican Republic serving in community projects to promote good health and well-being.

    Investigate the health needs and practices in Santiago de los Caballeros and participate in field-based public health education initiatives alongside medical professionals. Meet with medical staff in a government-run clinic and interview community leaders of a welfare program. Analyze how well local organizations are increasing access to healthcare across socioeconomic levels. Throughout the program, reflect on your service and on what you have learned about medical care and policy development in the second largest Caribbean nation.  Transform your ideas into an actionable plan for future service or a career in public health. 

    In this Dominican hilltop city, you will live with a local family and meet local teens to fully immerse yourself in Caribbean traditions and Spanish language. Enjoy bachata and salsa dance classes, admire Dominican art at the Centro León, grab empanadas or other street fare, play dominos in the park, and really get to know the people.

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