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Comprising the eastern half of the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic ("the D.R.") neighbors Haiti, the site of Columbus' original landing. A developing nation, the D.R. is home to a diverse population of more than ten million. With a nominal per capita GDP of just $7,500 USD, it's also a nation of widespread poverty.
Our Spanish Language & Culture Immersion provides a challenging and effective opportunity to learn, develop, and practice Spanish language skills while developing an appreciation for a foreign culture. Facilitated by Camino staff members working closely with Dominican families, the language immersion provides language instruction in the most effective manner possible--that is, in the course of everyday village life.
You'll stay in one of our guest cabins on the beautiful Centro Camino mountain property in El Faro. From learning how to cook local cuisine to getting an inside look at the agricultural art of coffee-growing, clients will combine language learning with adventurous, hands-on experience. The Camino staff can tailor the experience to the skills, abilities, and desires of the group. We can offer real-time interpretation and translation for beginners; on the other extreme, for those with some existing knowledge, we can go "no-English-unless-necessary." Of course, a whole range of middle ground exists!
Contact us to make an inquiry about a Spanish Language immersion. We'll need to know how many people are involved, how long a trip you'd like to take, and what level of language immersion you're looking for. The minimum group size is six.
Language Immersion Cost
We believe in presenting clients with an up-front, all-inclusive program cost. The minimum viable group size is 4 clients; the maximum size at this point is 12. We arrange group air travel based on schedule and price. It is important that the entire group travel on the same flights arriving in the Dominican Republic. Because of the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, trips are on hold until further notice. Pricing will depend on several factors once travel opens up. It is unrealistic for us to post sample prices until we have more clarity on the realities of international travel over the next year or so.
Discounts are available for:
college students as well as recent graduates of high school or undergraduate college
groups of 10 or more clients with deposits paid
(The discounts mentioned here may not be combined.)
Notice about medical preparations for travel: Camino Seminar participants are highly encouraged to consult with their primary physician prior to travel, and will be provided with a set of general recommendations based on CDC guidance and past advice from travel medicine clinics. Often, this includes immunizations and medications such as antimalarial drugs. Because medical preparations are an individual decision, the cost of any such preparations is not included in the program fee.