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  • Locations: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Jan Term
Program Description:

Jan Term: Dominican Republic and the Educational and Life Experiences of the Deaf - ASL 1140

Faculty leader: Dr. Mark Rust

Overview McDaniel students teaching Deaf children about the solar system at Santa Rosa School for the Deaf.

Ever wonder what it would be like to teach in a foreign country with Deaf students who communicate with a different signed language than ASL? If so, this is the trip for you. As a participant you will be responsible to collaborate with your peers in developing instructional activities centered on a chosen theme. These lessons will be implemented by your team in several classrooms around the capital area of Santo Domingo in various schools for the Deaf.  These lessons provide a bilingual model of instruction for the teachers in the different schools.

There is plenty of time to meet and greet many Deaf adults, as well, during after hours. You will be able to compare the life styles of the Dominican Deaf community to that of the US Deaf community.

Though there is work involved, there will be time for some R&R on the Caribbean beach, too.
Check out the blog from past trips:
Students at the Sabana Perdida school introducing themselves to the McDaniel students


In and around the capital city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


On campus meetings will be held on the first Friday of each month from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. (Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 4, and Nov. 16).

Travel Dates: Jan. 14-Jan. 26, 2019

Our day of R&R on the Caribbean Beach.

Housing and Meals

We will stay in a hotel on the coast while in the city. You will be paired up with one other person to share your hotel room. All evening meals are included in the cost of the trip.


This Jan Term trip meets the requirement for the Jan Term. This will, also, count towards your practicum hours for the ASL Studies minor.

Students at the Sabana Perdida school attending to a lesson on the phases of the moon.


Your trip will cost $2600. This includes: air/hotel/ground transportation/evening meals/taxes/tips/beach admittance. You will be responsible for your own breakfast and lunch meals.

The deadline to withdraw is Oct. 15, 2018.  After that date, no refunds will be given.

How to Apply and Register

Click "Apply Now" and follow the prompts to log in with your McDaniel username and password.  Note:  Registration in a study tour does not guarantee participation. The faculty leader will provide final approval for all registered students to participate.  Accepted students will be automatically registered for the class.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2018 - extended

Withdrawal Deadline: Oct. 15, 2018.  After that date, no refunds will be given.


For more information, please contact Dr. Mark Rust at

This program is currently not accepting applications.