Dominican Republic Experience
Interprofessional Education (IPE) Study Abroad Experience in the Dominican Republic
JANUARY 3-14, 2022
This unique 12-day study abroad experience is hosted by the Rehabilitation Centers of Dominican Republic (ADR).
While in the Dominican Republic, you will have an opportunity to work with your peers in the rehabilitation center, a children's hospital, a nursing home, sub-centers throughout the DR and at multiple orphanages. You will work with children from 0-21 years of age and some adults by providing educational sessions in content related to the occupational therapy practice.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows you to conduct field work in a global setting, have an interprofessional experience, learn about a new culture and to provide yourself with a more diverse context of practice in your chosen profession.
How To Participate
To apply for this program, please complete this form:
Please note that this trip is subject to change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Please remember to check that your passport expiration date is 6 months after the trip. If this trip is canceled due to COVID-19, your deposit will be fully refunded to you.
Students participating in this program are required to:
- Be in good academic standing.
- Be a student in the School of Health Professions and Education
- Attend all student meetings prior to trip.
- Obtain approval from program faculty and enrollment in IPE505
- Adhere to Code of Conduct: "be respectful at all times to self, others, college and community."
** Attendees will wear scrubs while in the clinics, sub centers, hospital, and orphanages. Closed toed shoes and UC name tags are also required for these settings.
Day 1: Arrive in Santo Domingo.
Day 2-5: Work in the clinics in Santo Domingo (the main rehab center, an early intervention clinic, schools, and area sub centers), a nursing home, sub centers outside of Santo Domingo, a children's hospital, and orphanages.
Day 6-7: Spend the weekend at an all inclusive resort!
Day 8-11: Work in the clinics in Santo Domingo (the main rehab center, an early intervention clinic, schools, and area sub centers), a nursing home, sub centers outside of Santo Domingo, a children's hospital, and orphanages.
Day 12: Leave for home.
Tentative Program Fee
$2400 (in addition to tuition)
- Round-trip airfare from Syracuse
- All lodging and required transportation on the island
- Meal Stipend
- International Medical Insurance
- All inclusive weekend at a resort
NOTE: Passport is required but not included in the program fee.
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