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Dominican Republic

Be rewarded with smiles and laughter as you help to improve the quality of life for children and families of this Caribbean paradise.

COST


ISV has departure dates running between May-August each year.  Standard 4 week programs conclude approximately 28 days after the departure date listed.  For those participating in the Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion program,  please note the date listed for the Dominican Republic  is the departure date for the 7 day Spanish Language program that takes place in the host country prior to the start of the Volunteer Project. This will mean the total program length is 5 weeks. You will have the opportunity to opt out of this program on the Flight/Options Form. If you choose to opt out, your departure date will be 7 days later.

Price: $3,995 USD

Standard 4 Week Volunteer and Adventure Program

The ISV Standard Volunteer and Adventure Program is 4 Weeks in length, and consists of a 2 Week Volunteer Project and 2 Week Adventure Tour. Prices vary per country and are listed below.

Your Program Cost Includes

  • Project fees as required by the host volunteer organization, i.e. project materials and supervision from host organization staff
  • All accommodations during the ISV Program
  • All meals during 2 Week Volunteer Project(s) and at least half of meals during 2 Week Adventure Tour(s) as indicated in the ISV Travel Manual
  • Five (5) Adventure Tour activities as stated in the ISV Travel Manual and the ISV website (activities vary by country)
  • National park entrance / user fees as indicated in the ISV Travel Manual
  • All Program ground transportation in host country
  • Orientation(s) in host country
  • Program research, set-up and management
  • Administration and recruitment costs
  • ISV regional offices and local staff who provide 24 hour support while programs are operating
  • Professionally trained ISV Project Leader(s)
  • Professionally trained ISV Tour Leaders(s)
  • ISV Travel Manual, Project Overview, Country Resource Document and additional ISV documentation to prepare you for the ISV Program
  • ISV T-shirt

Your Program Cost Does Not Include

  • Air transportation, air taxes and ticketing fees, and any country departure taxes (where applicable)
  • All transportation and accommodation costs in your home country to and from the designated departure city
  • Half of your meals during the Adventure Tour
  • Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
  • Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations (if required by your physician)
  • Additional optional activities during the Adventure Tour
  • Academic credit (optional)
  • Spanish Language Program (optional)

2 Week Volunteer Program

ISV gives you the option of doing just a 2 Week Volunteer Project with no Adventure Tour or additional excursions. This is a great option if you are running tight on time and would still like to make a difference by volunteering overseas.

Price: $2,795 USD

Your Program Cost Includes

  • All materials needed to complete your project as well as supervision/leaders from your host organization staff
  • All accommodations during the ISV Program
  • All meals during 2 Week Volunteer Project
  • All Program ground transportation in host country
  • Fees as charged by host volunteer organization
  • Orientation in host country
  • Program set-up and management
  • Administration and recruitment costs
  • Professionally trained ISV Project Leader(s)
  • ISV Travel Manual, Project Overview, Country Resource Document and additional ISV documentation to prepare you for the ISV Program
  • ISV T-shirt

Your Program Cost Does Not Include

  • Air transportation, air taxes and ticketing fees, and any country departure taxes (where applicable)
  • All transportation and accommodation costs in your home country to and from the designated departure city
  • Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
  • Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations (if required by your physician)
  • Academic credit (optional)
  • Spanish Language Program (optional)

Options & Excursions

ISV offers you a range of options and excursions before or after your ISV Program to give you an even more incredible experience overseas. Please refer to each specific option or excursion page for full details.

Spanish Language Program

Begin your ISV Program in the Dominican Republic by immersing yourself deep within the culture of your host country though a seven day homestay program with a local host family.

Since the vast majority of ISV participants travelling to your host country will participate in the ISV Spanish Language & Cultural Immersion Program (regardless of their Spanish language skills), ISV assumes your participation and will add the cost of this option to your Program invoice. Any ISV participant who chooses to opt out of the Spanish Language Program (for example, you already speak fluent Spanish) must notify the ISV USA office via the Flight/Options Form. For more details, see the Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion Program offered for Costa Rica or Dominican Republic participants.

Optional Activity Packages Prices

The purpose of the Optional Activity Package (OAP) is to provide you with even more activities to enrich your experience overseas. We are able to negotiate excellent prices for these activities, much less expensive than what you could get if you booked on your own. In addition, all bookings will be taken care of for you by your ISV in-country staff, so all you have to do is show up and be ready for some amazing adventures! Each year, more than 95% of all ISV participants worldwide enjoy the benefits of the Optional Activity Package. Please note that the OAP in each country is offered in addition to the 5 included ISV Activities.

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