Environmental Studies in the Dominican Republic
Due to the constantly evolving situation with the pandemic, programs will be flexible and may be subject to potential modifications.
Head down to the warm island of the Dominican Republic and study environmental issues in a tropical paradise. Students will explore the terrain, from lush national parks to sandy beaches, while discussing the most pressing environmental issues.
Teachers team up with local experts to explain the many sustainability efforts of Dominican residents, such as the organic farming and farm-to-table production of Taino Farm. Our students will learn to be advocates for a greener world with a tree planting excursion, beach cleanup, and summative research project.
Here are some of the exciting experiences included in the program.
TAINO ORGANIC FARM
Learn about permaculture, aquaponics, and vermicomposting.
LAS CANAS BEACH
Explore the mangrove forest, clean up the shoreline, and perform a waste audit.
MOUNT ISABEL CABLE CAR
From 855 meters above the sea, students get a breathtaking view of Puerto Plata.
CHOCAL CHOCOLATE FACTORY
See the process from cacao bean to delicious melty chocolate at this local farm & factory.
Students contribute to a greener world by planting trees in El Choco National Park.
PRICES & DATES
March 12 – March 18
The Environment & Resource Management
Grade 12, University/College (CGR4M)
Any university, university/college, or college preparation
course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities
All-Inclusive Price $2,990.00
Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) $131.00
*Program may fill before deadline* January 15, 2023
10:00am – 3:00pm
Orientation and First Class
Parents, students and teachers meet in the morning to review travel expectations and the itinerary. Teachers and students meet in the afternoon for their first class and to work on introductory assignments.
February 11 – 25
(approx 10 hours)
Independent Learning Online
Students will work independently to complete and submit assignments. Teachers will be available to answer questions through the online platform.
February 25 and March 4
9:00am – 3:30pm
Pre-trip Online Classes
Teachers and students will interact online as students participate in direct teaching, group activities, discussions and presentations.
March 12 – 18
Experience the course firsthand and make real world applications.
9:30am – 3:30pm
Teachers are available to answer any questions during designated hours while students complete their summative assignments.
Each program covers all essential costs and all excursions, whether educational or leisure. We believe that each group should share the same experience.
Teachers and Administrators
Airfare and Transport
Hotels and Accommodations
Breakfasts and Dinners
Excursions and Sightseeing
EduTravel Course Book
Experiential Learning Experience
EduTravel Education Guide
All Gratuities and Applicable Taxes
Professional Tour Guides
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Each day is thoughtfully planned to provide an unforgettable adventure that will teach lessons about the course, individuals and the world around.
Students enjoy breakfast and review the
itinerary for the day.
Students embark on a cable car tour up
Mount Isabel for a breathtaking view of
Students do a water audit at the beach.
LUNCH & SHOPPING TIME
Students enjoy local cuisine and explore
Students enjoy free time and a
Students debrief from the day and enjoy
The group enjoys a bonfire with