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This weekend was filled with celebrations, shopping, swimming and more! Friday morning we visited our service site to participate in end-of-course celebrations. While many of the students we have been working with live in the residence on-site, others spend the summer away with their families. The morning was full of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Check out these amazing photos from our service site! It has been a full week of games, sports and teaching. Tomorrow marks the beginning of summer break for some of the students, so we will be joining in their end-of-year celebrations in the morning. A view of the school! Making... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Tuesday marked our second official day at our service site. Students spent the morning playing sports with the children and assisting in the classroom. The group was divided in half - eight students participated in games of futbol (soccer) and basketball, while the others were paired up to assist teachers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Tuesday marked our second official day at our service site. Students spent the morning playing sports with the children and assisting in the classroom. The group was divided in half - eight students participated in games of futbol (soccer) and basketball, while the others were paired up to assist teachers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Monday was a full day! In the morning the students were put into teams and sent into Gazcue, our neighborhood in Santo Domingo, for a scavenger hunt. They had to answer a series of questions by asking locals and shopkeepers for the answers. The first and second teams to arrive... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Our weekend started with a walking tour of the historic “Zona Colonial” (Colonial Zone), where our incredible Resident Director shared important information about Dominican Culture and the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the “New World”. After a brief stop to shop and buy souvenirs, students and staff headed back home... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Sunday was a day full of fun and relaxation before the start of our service on Monday. Many students visited a nearby beach, Boca Chica, to enjoy some fun in the sun while others spent time with their host families engaging in local cultural activities. During the evening, a few... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Thursday was a day full of learning, culture and fun! We started the day with a whole-group orientation which included a tour of the study center, an overview of Dominican history and much more! After the morning session (and a much needed coffee break) we enjoyed traditional Dominican cuisine for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Yesterday marked the official commencement of our 22 day journey in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Excited and anxious to arrive, students and staff gathered one by one at the airport terminal in Miami, getting to know each other, before boarding the plane to this tropical land. Following a successful flight... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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