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Faculty-Led: Discovering Purpose in the World: International Service Learning, Dominican Republic
Santiago, Dominican Republic (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Spring Break
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Program Description:
Program Description:

Discovering Purpose in the World: International Service-Learning

Santiago, Dominican Republic


Professor Name: Amanda Woodyard
Total Estimated Cost: $1740 (plus $456 tuition* only if exceeding 18 credit hours)
Eligibility: Open to all students
Course: UC 10095
Number of Credit Hours: 1 credit hour
Program dates: March 22-29, 2019
Application deadline: December 1, 2018 (extended until January 4, 2019)

Course Name and CRN: Discovering Purpose in the World: International Service-Learning
Location(s): Santiago, Dominican Republic
KSU Sponsoring College: University College

Course Description: Kent State will partner with Wine to Water, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting life and dignity for all people through the power of clean water. Participants will assist with creating and disseminating ceramic water filters and teaching community members about sanitation and hygiene. This experience is paired with a 1-credit hour course, UC 10095, which engages students in cultural self-reflection and explores global issues associated with the trip.

Course Website:

Thursday, October 4, 1:00 PM in the CUE Room 143
Friday, October 19, 11:30 AM in the CUE Room 143
Wednesday, November 7, 4:00 PM in the CUE Room 143
Thursday, November 15, 3:30 PM in CUE Room 143

For additional information and questions email


When: Friday, March 22 - Friday, March 29, 2019

Requirements: Enrollment in UC 10095 and attendance at all pre & post sessions
Pre-requisites: 2.0 GPA
Maximum capacity: 20

Participants will stay in hostel-style accommodations consisting of bunk beds, shared bathroom facilities, shared kitchen space, and access to clean water. While running water will be on-site, hot water will be limited, with no access to hot showers. All accommodations and meals are included in the cost of the trip. Meals will be prepared on-site by host organization and allow participants to experience a variety of local dishes. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated.

Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination: vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.

Wine to Water Program Fee + Partial cost of KSU Staff $838.00
Round-Trip Flights with baggage purchased by KSU through group travel $787.00
OGE Application Fee $60.00
GeoBlue International Travel Insurance (including a portion of staff cost) $13.00
Visa/ Tourist Card Purchase Upon Entry $10.00
Strengths Finder assessment (as part of the class) $10.00
Transportation to and from CLE airport $12.00
T-shirts/Drawstrings $10.00
Cost Per Students (Without Tuition*) $1,740.00

Tuition: in-state $456.00 non-cohort guarantee tuition rate; out-of-state $818 non-cohort guarantee tuition rate (*only if exceeding 18 credit hours); please see for more information
Estimated personal costs: ~$100 depending on personal preference for souvenirs
Total Estimated Cost: $1800

Payment Instructions: Registrants will be provided with a link to pay through CashNet

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education

Scholarships also available at

Application –OGE- $60  December 1, 2018
CashNet Payment #1 -$750  December 1, 2018
CashNet Payment #2 -$465  December 15, 2018
CashNet Payment #3 -$465  January 14, 2018
*all payments are non-refundable  
Application deadline: December 1, 2018
Payment deadline: January 14th, 2019
Withdrawal deadline: January 18th, 2019


Faculty name: Amanda Woodyard
Phone: 330-672-8723
Office location on campus: 261 Schwartz Center

Brief Bio: Amanda Woodyard has been employed at Kent State University for 6 years where she’s worked as an Admissions Counselor, Academic Advisor, and now as the Director for Community Engaged Learning. Her passion lies in connecting students and faculty with community partners to advance and implement ideas that have a positive impact on the community. She has led service immersion trips for 6 years including an international trip to Nicaragua in 2018.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.