Colleges in Dominican Republic
Stonehill Service Corps - Dominican Republic is a cultural service experience in which Stonehill graduates live in La Romana, Dominican Republic and work at Hogar del Nino, a daycare and school that serves over 1, 500 local children aged newborn to 18 years old.
The program runs from August through the following June.
Roles & Responsibilities
Corps members work in various positions at the facility, including daycare provider, education coordinator, after-school program administrator, grant writer, and website developer, with the opportunity to take on more responsibility and create new programs as the year progresses. You will also be given the chance to use your unique talents within the curriculum and extracurricular activities, so graduates of any area of study are encouraged to apply.
Corps members commit to living by the program's core principles of service, community, spirituality and simple living.
Types of Placement
- Extracurricular activities
Program resources will cover the cost of room and board, medical insurance, and travel expenditures to and from the destination country at the start and end of the program. A modest monthly stipend and subsidy for in-country travel will also be offered.
The Dominican Republic Corps is open to Stonehill alumni of the current and previous two graduating classes who have some Spanish fluency. No prior teaching experience is necessary, but an interest in working with children is required.
Orientation and Training
Corps members participate in a four-day orientation program at Stonehill College immediately prior to departure. Orientation and job specific training will also be conducted onsite at Hogar del Nino upon arrival.