Take the plunge and jump into adventure with the Mystery Project in the Dominican Republic! Perfect for anyone who’s ready for the next level of adventure or the bravest young people ready to jump into the unknown headfirst. Spend three weeks with your new Amigxs exploring a critical issue on this vibrant island. Support local efforts through community service and take group excursions to must-see spots! Two years of high school Spanish (or equivalent) is required on this project.

Financial assistance application deadline: March 1. Apply now!

Length Training
Dates
In-Country
Dates
Ages Application
Deadline
Price
Session A 3 weeks

Training on-site

June 15–July 5

15–22 April 15 - Apply now!

$5,575

Financial assistance is available. Apply by March 1st!

If you deferred your participation from a 2020 program, your fee may be lower. Please contact Krista Boscoe at [email protected] for pricing and application details.

Session B 3 Weeks

Training on-site

July 13–August 2

15–22 May 15 - Apply now!

$5,575

Financial assistance is available. Apply by March 1st!

If you deferred your participation from a 2020 program, your fee may be lower. Please contact Krista Boscoe at [email protected] for pricing and application details.

  • Session A
  • Length
    3 weeks
  • Training Dates

    Training on-site

  • In-Country Dates

    June 15–July 5

  • Ages
    15–22
  • Application Deadline
    April 15 - Apply now!
  • Price

    $5,575

    Financial assistance is available. Apply by March 1st!

    If you deferred your participation from a 2020 program, your fee may be lower. Please contact Krista Boscoe at [email protected] for pricing and application details.

  • Session B
  • Length
    3 Weeks
  • Training Dates

    Training on-site

  • In-Country Dates

    July 13–August 2

  • Ages
    15–22
  • Application Deadline
    May 15 - Apply now!
  • Price

    $5,575

    Financial assistance is available. Apply by March 1st!

    If you deferred your participation from a 2020 program, your fee may be lower. Please contact Krista Boscoe at [email protected] for pricing and application details.

About the Project

Project Type

Pod-based. Maximum enrollment is 20, with two spots reserved for students from the Dominican Republic.

Climate

Hot and humid

Slang

guagua = bus
¿qué lo qué? = what’s up?
Quisqueya = Mother of All Lands in Taíno, the language of the indigenous peoples in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Food

la bandera – a typical Dominican meal with rice, beans, and salad
tostones – flattened, fried plantains

Spanish

This project will be led in Spanish and English, so at least two years of high school Spanish (or equivalent) is required.

 

Dominican Republic

Program Pillars

Ethical Service

Learn how to create ethical service initiatives by working with–not for–a community, engaging local organizations and partners, and evaluating the impact of your work. AMIGOS works with trusted local partners that are passionate and committed to working with our volunteers on community service projects.

Cultural Humility

Cultural humility is a process of both self-reflection about your own culture as well as learning about other cultures. You will examine your own beliefs and cultural identity and gain an understanding of how structural racism has impacted societies and the roles that communities can take to lead systemic change.

Leadership

Learn, grow, and discover your leadership potential! Explore your sense of purpose and start to establish your personal goals and values through introspection and inquiry.

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Why Choose AMIGOS?

Practice Spanish

AMIGOS programs provide a unique opportunity to experience a new culture. Volunteers report increased fluency in Spanish after completing our program. Activities go far beyond the classroom — you’ll lead activities in Spanish, learn local slang, and increase your confidence with real-world practice. You will not believe how fast your Spanish improves when you use it in conversation every day!

Have an Adventure

Travel to must-see spots in your host country! You’ll travel as a group to experience unique destinations like volcanoes, ancient ruins, national parks, and historical sites. You’ll get to see these places from the distinct perspective of someone who has spent time in that country and learned about the culture firsthand. Plus, you’ll bond with their fellow volunteers and have fun!

Travel with Trust

AMIGOS is the industry leader in health and safety management. Our staff is prepared to help you with any situation that may arise. Each volunteer receives a personalized emergency plan, as well as support from local staff teams and a professional 24-hour On-Call Safety Team of travel specialists, doctors, and mental health specialists. A Health and Wellness Coordinator is on staff with the group throughout the duration of their stay. AMIGOS also has an established network of vetted medical clinics and hospitals throughout the region.

Find out more about this program

Join an online info session!

RSVP HERE

AMIGOS was my first taste of experiencing just how invigorating living abroad in an immersive way can be, and it has driven me to continue to expand my horizons and travel the world.
—Emily, Volunteer in the Dominican Republic

Program Requirements
  • Meet the health criteria for AMIGOS participation and follow the mental health procedures if necessary.
  • Receive required immunizations and medications
  • Be age 15–22 on the project start date
  • Have taken 2 years of Spanish or the equivalent
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