UP/CUA Institute Dominican Republic

The Campus to Country Program in the Dominican Republic is a 3-week early summer program open to students from the Catholic University of America and the University of Portland. Students complete a training course for credit at their universities prior to the program.

Upon arrival in the Dominican Republic, students meet their homestay families and receive an orientation to the healthcare system, and training in Spanish language and DR culture. The majority of the trip is spent volunteering in small groups in public hospitals throughout the Dominican Republic. Participants assist with critical medical device repairs, translation of manuals, preventative maintenance, and other services.


To apply, go to www.ewh.org/dashboard and create an account. From there, you can select the Dominican Republic program and begin your application.