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Dominican Republic Leadership Weekend

January 12-15, 2018

This Global Conference is designed to help prepare you for our ACIS Leadership Projects. These programs have been created with the idea that while all travel changes lives, students can make an even deeper connection with citizens across the globe. The goal of these leadership programs are to cultivate and fine tune the leadership skills that are key to your students’ development as globally-minded future leaders. This is achieved by meetings with national and community leaders, global sharing experiences with local youth groups, and cultural enrichment through a variety of engaging activities. The Dominican Republic Global Conference will help prepare and guide you to lead a successful and empowering leadership program.



Day 1: Friday, January 12, North Coast
Departure from the USA and begin your Young Leaders Training Weekend in the Dominican Republic. This evening, join the group for a welcome briefing and dinner. (D)

Day 2: Saturday, January 13, North Coast
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Your first stop today will include a visit with team members of the Dominican Republic Education And Mentoring (DREAM) project. DREAM grew from the vision of a group of Dartmouth students looking to make a difference in 1995, and was formally established as a 501(c) nonprofit in 2002. Following a casual lunch, meet the team of Inspire DR followed by a brief meeting and lesson on Jiu Jitsu with local hero and leader Papo Sone, the founder of Jiu Jitsu de la Costa. Explore the Yasika River this evening and enjoy a beach bonfire dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Sunday, January 14, Santo Domingo
Following breakfast in the hotel, transfer to San Cristobal. Explore the Pomier Caves and meet with local leader Domingo Abreu. Continue to Batey Palmarego and meet with representatives from MUDHA, or Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitianas. MUDHA’s mission is to improve the living conditions of vulnerable communities, especially for women and children, while implementing various human development programs. End your leadership visit with a meeting with the Anaisas School’s Drama Group. Relax tonight at our farewell dinner in Santo Domingo. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Monday, January 15
This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel, followed by a brief orientation tour of Santo Domingo. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)