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International Service Learning Program – Southern Dominican Republic

The Richard A. Henson Honors Program and the Office of University Engagement & Lifelong Learning at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are collaborating to offer students an exceptional International Service Learning experience during the winter 2017 session.

For at least 20 students, it will be the experience of a lifetime when they travel to the southern region of the Dominican Republic. There they will focus on such issues as the expansion of professional development through research hands-on service projects, and the advancement of appreciation for global perspectives and multicultural diversity. In just 8 days, students will be able to complete 30 service hours.

Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable! The program will take students deep into mountainous terrain to rural communities where poverty poses challenges to economic development, healthcare and access to education. Connecting with the local populations and becoming immersed in their culture, students will work together with community members to build sustainable solutions to those challenges.

Working with local non-profit organizations, students will gain an understanding of the community's needs in order to focus projects on those issues.

Themes include:

1. Urban Migration

2. Healthcare Access

3. Sustainable Agriculture

Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping to send HAWKS on this valuable learning experience!

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    General Scholarship Support ($15,000) International Service - Learning Program ($10,000) - Central Highlands of the Dominican Republic, 2017