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.


2020 Dominican Republic Schedule (May 9, 2020 - May 31, 2020)

ARRIVAL: Saturday, May 9

Arrive at Santiago de los Caballeros Airport by 5 pm

Transport provided to meet host families.

ORIENTATION: May 10 - May 14

Homestay in Santiago

Language, Culture and Medical Equipment orientation

Group cultural excursion

HOSPITAL WORK: May 14 - May 29

Homestays near placement hospitals

Weekdays: Work in hospitals.




Transportion back to Santiago de los Caballeros Airport.


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.