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Honors Seminar: Dominican Republic

Location

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Program Description

This course is offered during the spring semester and focuses on the concept of “global citizenship” in the context of an international service-learning trip. Students will travel to the Dominican Republic (DR) and engage in an intensive service-learning project over spring break. The course seeks to address definitions and issues of global citizenship, development and service, using the service-learning experience as an aid to learning within the course. Students will also experience/learn about contemporary social, political, cultural and economic conditions within the DR, through service-learning, structured outings, cultural events, guest speakers, coursework and course readings and assignments. Ongoing structured reflection will provide a way for all participants to discover, articulate, integrate and act on what they learn from their experiences.  

Location Description

Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean and shares an island with Haiti. The project will take place in the city of Santo Domingo, the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic. In past years, students worked in the education setting, which included teaching and working with school children and build/repair school facilities. 

Director

Jason Good | goodjl@jmu.edu | Center for Global Engagement

Delo Blough | bloughda@jmu.edu | Center for Global Engagement

Accommodations

Students will have shared housing in the historic downtown of Santo Domingo.

Meals are provided by local families in the form of group meals.

Additional Items to Consider

No visas needed for travel to the DR.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Students must be a part of the JMU Honors Program.

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Essay
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU and first semester transfer students.

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 


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Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

HON 332: Global Citizenship in a Service-Learning Context (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.

Cost

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