Interns typically come for 6 weeks to 12 months and apply well in
advance to inform us of the conditions under which they are doing their
internship and the requirements of their university or academic adviser. We are
very happy to be in communication with academic institutions and to provide all
materials and references necessary for interns to receive course credit for
their volunteer work. Certificates are also provided to all interns upon
successful completion of their internships. Interns are given references upon
completion of the program, and during the program staff generally communicate
with academic or other supervisors which the intern may have. This
communication is conducted in the specific manner agreed upon once the intern
applies for the position.
LEARN SPANISH: We offer free Spanish Language immersion classes. Lessons focus on developing communication skills so that students are able to put their knowledge to practical use as soon as they step outside the classroom. Our teaching method enables students to develop four basic skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. The idea is to learn Spanish in a natural and spontaneous way, just as students have learned their mother tongue. Our students speak Spanish right from the very first day, using it in typical real-life situations: the basic syllabus is supplemented by special exercises, such as role-play, situational dialogues and work projects. Outside the classroom the learning process continues as you are immersed in Spanish language and culture.
HIGHLIGHTS: There is no end of activities and sights to visit in your spare time. Visit the north coast for some of the best windsurfing or kite boarding found in the world, go whale watching, try fun hiking, biking or even white water rafting for those adrenaline seekers! You may also like to visit the Caribbean's highest peak or the Playa Rincon, said to be one of the best beaches in the world. Hunt round the quaint town of Monte Cristo for some great finds including bargain priced jewellery made from handcrafted beads, and try some with some of the local rum in one of the colourful bars!
UPON ARRIVAL: Upon arrival at Santo Domingo Airport you will be met by an in-country pick-up service and transported to the bus terminal from where you leave with the luxury bus to Samana. On arrival in Samana Aldeas de Paz staff will pick you up and bring you to the accommodation where you will be based for the duration of your project.