Global Goals: Dominican Republic

Eradication of generational poverty and gender equality—two of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals—are the focus of Global Goals: Dominican Republic. In this service-learning program, students will learn about the fundamentals of community outreach initiatives, gender empowerment, and Dominican culture. Students will help leverage the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries, and the world. We will work closely with the nonprofit Mariposa Foundation, which is leading the charge on the island’s North Coast by providing girls with specific, powerful, and relevant resources. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.


A nine-day service learning project at the Mariposa Foundation in Dominican Republic.

Date: Spring Break 2020, nine days

Program Director: Anny Candelario Escobar

Program Teacher: Diamond Gray

Themes: Gender equality, eradication of generational poverty, youth development, service

Program Price: $4,185 (12 students) - $4,814 (8 students)

Financial Aid: We are committed to offering need-based financial aid for any Andover student who is selected.

More about the Program

No knowledge of Spanish required.

Students chosen to go on the trip will be required to participate in a series of orientation meetings and discussions in the spring term and attend sessions organized by the Tang Institute for all students participating in Learning in the World programs.

For more information, please contact Anny Candelario Escobar.