Today was our first “Free Day.” Students had the freedom to explore the city of Constanza with the GGLs. Our stops included the souvenir shop, the basketball court, and the pastry shop. We were able to immerse ourselves in the Dominican culture by delving into their foods and wandering the streets of the city. We were able to see the options the city offers for kids our age. In Constanza there are less activities to entertain and occupy the time of the youth. In contrast, Chicago offers countless opportunities for kids to engage in their interests. Whether its the beach, festivals, sports, parks, the movie theater, and more, Chicagoans have more options to explore their passions. However, Chicago is a city of nearly 4 million people, while the city of Constanza has a population of 100,000 people. Because of their smaller community, Dominicans must be more creative with their free time.