8 days
Dominican Republic - Estimated 15 Service Hours
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
Experience the Dominican Republic’s diverse landscape, as you journey from Santo Domingo to Hato Mayor, driving past fruit plantations and tropical sugar cane fields. Explore the history and culture of baseball within the country while gaining insight into how a local hobby has become a nationwide pastime—with many of the athletes ranking among the best in the world. Working together with community members, you’ll build longterm solutions to spark renewed interest in education among young local athletes. As you foster meaningful relationships within the community, you’ll celebrate customs and help empower generations to come.

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Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Education
  • Youth Development
  • Community Building

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SANTO DOMINGO
Meet your Field Director at the airport. After you arrive at your accommodations, settle in and meet your group for an orientation and safety overview.

DAY 2: SANTO DOMINGO
  • Explore regional baseball history through visits to Dominican baseball museums.
  • Interview former professional Dominican baseball players who have returned to their hometowns.
  • Get to know community baseball teams who fostered the skills of some of the region’s finest athletes.
 
DAYS 3-6: SERVICE PROJECT — HATO MAYOR
As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with non-profits to better understand the local challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like: 
  • Participate in youth development-focused service work aimed at keeping young athletes in school.
  • Explore the role of baseball in community life through culturally immersive activities with local youth and discussions with former professional baseball players.
  • Observe or participate in a friendly softball game with locals.
  • Partake in evening workshops to deepen your understanding of the issues facing Dominican youth in local baseball communities.
 
DAY 7: BEACH EXCURSION 
Soak up the sun and surf on a full-day beach excursion. 

DAY 8: DEPART FOR HOME

Interested in learning more about this tour?
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Education
  • Youth Development
  • Community Building

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SANTO DOMINGO
Meet your Field Director at the airport. After you arrive at your accommodations, settle in and meet your group for an orientation and safety overview.

DAY 2: SANTO DOMINGO
  • Explore regional baseball history through visits to Dominican baseball museums.
  • Interview former professional Dominican baseball players who have returned to their hometowns.
  • Get to know community baseball teams who fostered the skills of some of the region’s finest athletes.
 
DAYS 3-6: SERVICE PROJECT — HATO MAYOR
As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with non-profits to better understand the local challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like: 
  • Participate in youth development-focused service work aimed at keeping young athletes in school.
  • Explore the role of baseball in community life through culturally immersive activities with local youth and discussions with former professional baseball players.
  • Observe or participate in a friendly softball game with locals.
  • Partake in evening workshops to deepen your understanding of the issues facing Dominican youth in local baseball communities.
 
DAY 7: BEACH EXCURSION 
Soak up the sun and surf on a full-day beach excursion. 

DAY 8: DEPART FOR HOME

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Ground transportation—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 7-night stay in hotels.

  • Regional Meals

    Traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your trip experience.

  • Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • 15 Service Hours

    Earn up to 15 service hours that count towards academic credit.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Gain access to local attractions, like nature hikes with your guide—we'll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

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