Paideia 450: Dominican Republic/Haiti

One of the many iguanas at Lago Enriquillo National Park.


A synopsis of our visit to the Southwest, Central, and North Central Regions of the Dominican Republic.

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Within the colonial city - Santo Domingo

A Home Away From Home

This entry is an overview of our first couple of days living with our respective host families. Parents: ¡Todo bien!

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A view of the street that was by our hotel on the first day!

First day in the Dominican Republic

Today was our first day in the Dominican Republic! We took a tour through the Colonial sector of Santo Domingo, saw some of the major sites of the city, and ended the day meeting our host families that we would be staying with for the next ten days.

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View of the village.

A day at The "Model Village."

Amidst the destruction left behind from the earthquake nearly six years ago, the Lutheran World Federation "Model Village" gives a glimpse of a hopeful future for Haiti. As students, we were able to look at both the pros and cons of the village, as well as interact with the people who live there. One of the highlights of the day was and international soccer match between Luther students and Haitian children.

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Meet your Bloggers!

Meet your Haiti/Dominican Republic bloggers! Let's get ready for the journey of a lifetime! 

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