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The truth is, we are
experienced in all aspects of educational tourism. There's really no limit
to the services we can provide to students and researchers. What do you
need? Among the most frequently requested services that we provide are:
PRE-ARRIVAL/ARRIVAL--We offer pre-arrival coordination and organization of your
custom-designed program, including assistance with choice of courses and
facilities, presentations, tours and travel arrangements, special events,
lodging, etc., and pre-arrival orientations, if desired. A large selection
of maps and guides to the country are available, which can be sent out ahead
of time. Arrival assistance includes airport greeting, clearance through
Dominican Customs and Immigration, arrangement of transportation, etc.
is a wide range of accommodation choices in the capital, from international pensiónes,
to hotels of all levels (including one which is a favorite for student
groups because of its pool, central location and "super suites"
with two double bedrooms connected to one shared kitchen/living room), studios,
apartments, and host families.
provide general orientations to the country, culture, economy, politics,
people.... and to specific regions or topics. The orientations are tailored
to meet the particular needs of your group.
for information only and/or for high-school or university credit are
available in Spanish language and literature, in Dominican history, culture,
geography, economy, hotel & restaurant management, tourism, medicine....
Classes are tailored by us and/or arranged with local academies and
institutions as required to meet the particular needs of your group. (*See
Details of Most Popular Classes & Tours.)
will make recommendations, then contact and schedule local specialists for
classes, presentations, interviews, photo sessions, etc., designed to meet
the particular needs of your group.
TOURS OF ALL SORTS--Whether your group will be staying a short time or for an extended
period, primarily in the capital or traveling about the island, we can
recommend, organize, and lead the tours that give special zest and insight to
your stay in the Dominican Republic. Some of the most popular tours include
those of the Zona Colonial; Santo Domingo by night; the country's beaches
and tourist resorts; agricultural centers; archaeological sites; and a wide
variety of historical sites, artisan colonies, national parks and recreation
areas--caving, scuba diving and snorkeling, horseback riding and whitewater
rafting are increasingly popular here. Additionally, we can arrange
adventure trips to climb Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the entire
Caribbean; whale-watching excursions in Samaná Bay and other eco-tour
destinations; tours to Haiti and Cuba, and tours dedicated to the indigenous peoples of the island, the
Taínos. (*See "Most Popular
Classes & Tours," and "Taino Tours.")
arrange all kinds of social events to promote Dominican/foreign cultural and
educational interchange. Welcoming parties and "fiestas de
despedidas" are especially popular.
to play baseball in San Pedro de Macorís, where Sammy Sosa comes from? Or
participate in a community-sponsored basketball game? Or scuba dive the
wreck of an ancient Spanish galleon? Swim beneath a cascading waterfall? See
or participate in a world-class wind-surfing competition? What about golf,
whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, mountain biking, caving, horseback
riding, snorkeling? They're all available here-and more!
Services available include
(but are not limited to):
help place qualified students in training positions in the hotel/resort,
restaurant, international banking and finance, manufacturing, communications
or other industries.
or written translations available to/from English, Spanish, French, Italian,
German and Russian.
- COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE--The
communications industry in the Dominican Republic is state-of-the-art. The
most commonly required services for short-term visitors are cell phone or
beeper rental, fax sending and retrieval, and Internet access, but we can
also arrange for audio/visual equipment rental, or for such things as
brochure or book design and publication, website design.... We'll help you
get whatever you may need.
have extensive experience and connections with the country's principal
archives in the Capital and in Santiago, as well as with the top libraries
and universities, and owners of private collections of books, documents, and
artifacts. We can help you speed up your research capabilities while you are
here, or find documents and other information for you without need for you
to come in person--this can often save you not only time, but money.