Dominican School Days
Megan Gracik - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
As an Elementary Education student, I found it hard to find the opportunity to study abroad, but I knew I always wanted to. When I discovered that a portion of my Student Teaching could be done abroad, I couldn’t have been more excited. My experience took me to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The program was about five weeks long and provided us with the experience to live with a host family and teach in a nearby school. The program gave me and the other participating teachers the opportunity to go on many exciting weekend excursions and to experience as much of the unique culture and history of the Dominican Republic as possible.
Student Teaching in the Dominican Republic
Sara Schueneman (Tennant) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
While on my study abroad trip to the Dominican Republic, my fourth grade class did a Service Learning project involving the Hope of the Child Orphanage located in Monte Cristi. We used the knowledge of African animals gained in our science unit to create coloring books for the children of the orphanage.