The InteRDom program is excited to host a new group of University of Rhode Island (URI) students for the fifth consecutive winter nursing program from January 4 – 16, 2015. During their two weeks in the country, students will perform service learning activities and explore cultural, professional, and social elements of Dominican society.
The group this year consists of 14 nursing students and three professors who will participate in an orientation session in Santo Domingo before traveling to the town of Las Matas de Farfán. Once there, they will perform a week of medical and public health service activities.
The group will return to Santo Domingo during the second week to participate in an in-depth program of cultural and educational activities. The agenda includes a new workshop on designing and implementing international development programs, a visit to the infectious disease unit at a local hospital, a visit to an orphanage for HIV positive children to assist in activities encouraging basic hygiene and health, a tour of the Colonial Zone on Trikke scooters, and a public health dialogue with doctors, nurses and public health leaders that has proven successful year after year.
InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), is the premier internship, research and academic study program in the Dominican Republic. It offers international students the opportunity to research important topics at the forefront of the United Nations agenda, obtain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their fields of study and/or earn academic credits by taking courses and seminars at a local university.