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Immigration Day - SC1B

Immigration Day - SC1B

"We were very proud of our peers, the majority of who opened up and shared details about themselves that put them in a vulnerable situation, not only in front of their peers but strangers from a foreign country. It was an eye opening experience that removed any barriers between us based off of culture, race, or even language. It allowed us to come together on a more basic and human level and see each other for the individuals that we are." ... READ MORE

Recent Posts

Deconstructing Poverty

“The opposite of poverty isn’t wealth, the opposite of poverty is justice.” -Bryan Stevenson. This being said, today’s theme was poverty. Through today’s activities, we were made aware of the extreme differences between the poverty here in Nicaragua and in the United States. Today began at 6:30 AM. We had breakfast... READ MORE

First full day in San Juan! History and City Tour Day!

Hi GG Family! I’m Dámarit Pérez, one of the Program Coordinator here in San Juan de la Maguana and I was the Leader of the Day today. We started our day with the Culture and Safety Orientation Seminar to give to the glimpsers some tips about the Dominican culture in order to have a successful and safe trip! After our lunch we started the... READ MORE

Arrival Day!!!

Hello family! Today was an amazing day because we were waiting for a long time to those students but finally they are here in Dominican Republic, exactly in San Juan de la Maguana that is located (around 200 kilometers to the south of the country) where is going to be their home for the next 15 days. Today has started the new experience for all... READ MORE

Day 1

Hey All, We made it! I want to start by thanking all the lovely parents for arriving on time to the airport. This positive jumpstart is just what we needed, as this positivity lasted the entire duration of our travel time. Both flights went smooth and the 2.5 hour bus ride was a piece of cake! To be honest, I am blessed to be with an unique group... READ MORE

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