What is a Social Immersion Program?

It is a intensive encounter with the social reality of a country or region, guided by local social scientist professionals, that provides a deep and comprehensive understanding from a human, economic, social, cultural and historical perspective. Our participants also learn about models of social service in an international setting. Read more here.

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Why in the Caribbean?

This region is an intersection of many different cultures: French, Spanish, Briton, American, Creole, etc. Knowing the Caribbean helps to understand its 3.5 million Caribbean born immigrants living in the United States and Canada. Read more here.

Who is behind this program?

This program is sponsored by the Social Sector of the Jesuits in the Dominican Republic and co-sponsored by Centro Bono, Solidaridad Fronteriza, CEFASA, and Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (SJM) – all jesuit-run social centers. Read more here.

Programs

We customize programs for groups of 14 to 36 people. Currently we offer two pre-designed programs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Caribbean Social Immersion Program is focused on College Students, Academic and Business Researchers and young Professional.

 

Dominican North and Border

8 days immersion program visiting communities in Santiago– center of the Cibao Valley in the north of the Dominican Republic, and Dajabon–a border community with Haiti. Cost: 1,100 per participant. Schedule click here.

Dominican South

8 days immersion program exploring the Capital of the Dominican Republic and several communities in the East and south west of the country, including learning about the work on education, children, immigrant. Cost: 1,100 per participant. Schedule click here.