Dominican Republic

Trip Details

  • Location:  Dominican Republic
  • Cost: $2500
  • Term: Postponed until further notice
  • Sponsor: Intercultural & Global Office and School of Teacher Education

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Trip Description

Geared specifically towards IWU students with a major or interest in education for children with exceptional needs, this group will travel to Genesis Centro Especial, a school in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Facilitated by Students International missions organization, the experience allows you to serve as an aid in classrooms with students ages 5-21 with a range of disabilities, from mild to profound. The only school of its kind in Jarabacoa, Genesis offers not only education to students, but also support for parents, community-based instructions, small class sizes, and a wealth of opportunities for all involved to engage with, learn from, and grow with students, parents, families, teachers, and administration. IWU students who participate will find themselves challenged to grow in new and exciting ways.

Check out more information about Genesis and our host organization, Students International, at this link:

Course Information

This is a service trip with no academic credit.