Engage Dominican Republic
Engage Dominican Republic is located in the capital city of Santo Domingo. Site Directors Missionaries Berly and Jamie Bello are directors of the National Teen Ministries (MDA Ministerio de Adolescentes) and Uconexion University Ministries in Santa Domingo. Engage students will live and minister at the Puente Community Center, one block from the UASD university of 180,000 students. The Puente Center is the base of operations for Uconexion and is open to university students weekdays from 9am to 5pm. Engage students will work side by side with Dominican student leaders in university ministry and work with youth leaders in ministering to teens in the local church. There are also opportunities for video editing, social media promotions, website hosting, administrative assistance, use of musical, artistic and dramatic talents and teaching English. Most weekends will consist of on-going ministry in a local church where Engage student can volunteer in their area of interest. Spanish classes will be included in the fall and spring semesters.
Engage Students Spend 15-25 Hours Weekly in Service through:
Youth outreach, University outreach and discipleship, Community Service projects, Street evangelism, Youth camps, Mentoring programs, Helping with teams from the U.S., Working with local churches, Tutoring English, Music, Co-leading small groups on university campuses, Prevention of human trafficking, Administrative assistance
Engage Dominican Republic Dates and Cost
Fall Semester (September 8 – December 8) $4,500
Spring Semester (January 15 – May 15) $5,800
Summer Internship (June 1 – August 15) $3,750
Full Year (10 Months) $13,600
*Students can spend from 1 semester up to 2 years abroad.
*After initial semester, students receive a $200 discount per additional semester on site.
Engage Fees Cover the Following: housing with utilities, meals, required medical insurance, internet access, language classes, local transportation, residence visa, pre-paid cell phone credits, and ministry travel excursions.
Engage Fees Do Not Cover: airfare to and from the site, personal pocket money, personal travel before, during, or after the Engage program, and personal toiletries and entertainment. Students will individually purchase plane tickets, however, the Site Directors will provide instruction and guidance in purchasing tickets.
Please Note: Engage fees do not cover student’s university fees and tuition.