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Dominican Republic: Motor Learning and Advanced Baseball/Softball- Winter
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Budget Sheets Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2017 10/12/2016
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Rolling Admission 01/04/2017 01/14/2017
Winter 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Name: Dominican Republic: Motor Learning and Advanced Baseball/Softball Country: Dominican Republic
Program Type: Service Learning Region: Caribbean
Term: Wintersession City: Santo Domingo
Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior Language of Instruction: English
Academic Fields Available: Health Sciences and Health Professions, Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors
Program Description:

Dominican Republic


About the Dominican Republic: Motor Learning and Advanced Baseball/Softball  Program

Dive into island life in the Dominican Republic, from Santo Domingo to the central mountains to the northern coast. Students will experience the vibrant and local heritage as you explore historical museums and celebrated traditional customs with locals. While you become immersed in culture, you’ll journey deep into the central and northern regions for a few days where you can work with community members and non-profits to better understand the each of the community to address environmental, conservation, and education challenges through a series of small service projects, such as teaching baseball and important motor skills to local children.

Your experience in the Dominican Republic will:
  • Give you a meaningful service opportunities
  • Experience cultural immersion
  • Make you a better student,
  • Expand your outlook on the world,
  • Build your self-esteem and self-confidence,
  • Leadership development
  • Greatly enhance your career prospects
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 For any inquires please contact Dr. Pamela Haibach at phaibach@brockport.edu

Article from Winter 2015/2016 program published in Brockport's Stylus paper:
DR Stylus Article .pdf
 

Housing

Students will be provided with Hotel accommodations for 10 nights.

Cost

Fees for the Dominican Republic: Motor Learning and Advanced Baseball/Softball Winter Program

Undergrad Budget Sheet for Winter 16/17: $3,021.89 (Estimated)

INCLUDES:
  • Tuition
  • SUNY International Health Insurance*
  • Various Campus-Specific Fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
  • Program Acceptance Fee
  • Pre-departure Orientation Materials
  • On-site Orientation
  • Airport Pickup during certain time frame
  • Shared-Hotel Accommodations including breakfasts and dinners
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Guest Lectures
  • Program Activities & Cultural Excursions (including water rafting)
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services, including the presence of a Brockport Faculty Director.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Additional Meals
  • Transportation to/from Dominican Republic
  • Passport
  • Personal Expenses

Financial aid applies towards fees. Students will be fully liable for the cost of this program if they withdraw after November 1, 2016

*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition. 

The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.

This program is contingent upon having a sufficient number of participants enrolled in the program. 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Santo Domingo
Meet your field director at the airport.
Settle into accommodations and meet the group for orientation and safety overview

Day 2: Santo Domingo
Guided tour of the city 
See a baseball game (pending availability)
 
Day 3: Santo Domingo
Take a scenic drive to Central Mountain range
First service project
Tour of local community

Day 4-5: Central Mountain Region
Afternoons training with you in baseball field
White Water Rafting Excursion 
Evenings Free

Day 7-8: Northern Coast
Teach and play softball with Mariposa Girls
Surfing Lessons with local experts (optional)

Day 9: National Marine Park and Mangrove Tour
Guided tour of marine park and lagoon
Explore mangroves by boat with local tour guide 

Dates(est.) : January 4, 2017-January 14, 2017 
 
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