Cultural activities and excursions provide an excellent complement to any internship or study program in the Dominican Republic, bringing Dominican culture to life through nature, the arts and historical sites. The agenda of activities varies with each season, but is always deliberately chosen to give the student an experience different from the typical sun and surf tourism that characterizes the Dominican Republic. We focus on providing an experience that is closer to the community and daily lives of Dominicans. With the cultural activities and excursions, InteRDom aims to expose interns to the culture and ecology of the Dominican Republic.
The gatherings and trips listed here are just a small part of the varied and diverse activities that InteRDom provides, and are subject to change according to the season.
On the cacao tour, students learn the steps involved in obtaining quality organic cacao.
Students meet personally with cacao growers as they learn about the chocolate production process.
On Lake Enriquillo, students take in the beautiful landscape and visit surrounding communities to understand the social and economic impact of the rapid lake expansion, a phenomenon identified by local experts as the first effects of climate change on the island.
Students pose in historic Ciudad Colonial (Colonial City), in the center of Santo Domingo, the oldest permanent European settlement in the New World.
The Colonial Zone Trikke bike tour gives students the opportunity to see the most emblematic parts of Ciudad Colonial, visit the city’s fascinating museums and have fun riding around the area on these eco-friendly bikes.
Altos de Chavón is a small town in the resort area of Casa de Campo, built in the 1970s to look like a XVI century Mediterranean village.
Altos de Chavón is an artistic center in a picturesque setting, with cobblestone streets, tiny shops and restaurants that overlook the Chavón River.
Cueva de las Maravillas is an 800-square-meter cave 35 meters underground, and boasts hundreds of the most intricate indigenous cave drawings in all of the Caribbean.
Sitting high upon a mountaintop, the Ebano Verde reserve is full of hiking trails, where visitors learn about its unique ecosystem while having fun and breathing the cool, fresh air of the Central Cordillera.