Summer Study Program in the Dominican Republic

June 28 – July 12, 2005

Course Outline:

Pre-departure classes:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 5PM – 7PM

June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22

June 28            Arrive Santo Domingo

June 29            Tour of Colonial City, prepare agenda and review course objectives.

June 30            10:00AM  Reception and breakfast at Universidad de la Tercera Edad

11:30AM  University of Santo Domingo, Lecture by Dr. Carlos Andujar on Dominican Culture and Identity.  Tour of University Anthropology Museum

1:30PM  Lunch at Teatro Nacional

3:00PM   Guided tour of Museo del Hombre Dominicano

July 1               10:00AM  Consejo Nacional para la Niñez y la Adolescencia (CONANI)

Lecture on laws and social policies regarding child welfare and family protection by Program Staff.

1:00PM  Palacio de Justicia: Fiscaliza de la Mujer/Familias.  Lecture on the family court system with Judge Rosario and Family Court Social Worker

July 2               10:00  Instituto Duartiano, Guided tour and lecture.  Greetings and introduction at assembly annual meeting.

July 3               Trip to Boca Chica, local beach

July 4               10:00AM  Hospital Padre Billini.  Lecture on the Public Health System with Hospital Director, Rafael Adolfo Rojas Martes.

                        1:00PM  Hogar  Crear.  Lecture by Treatment Supervisor, Armando Espinal, on drug use and drug treatment at clinical offices.  Visit to two residential treatment facilities.

                        7:00PM  Instituto Superior de Bellas Artes.  Interactive workshop on dance and music in Dominican culture.

                        9:00PM  Dinner with Pedro’s family.

July 5               9:00AM  Depart for Santiago.  Sightseeing, arts and culture

                        4:00PM  Psychiatric Hospital.  Lecture and tour by Dr. Ramon Estrella Gomez.

July 6               8:00AM  Depart for Dajabón

                        Fundación Desarrollo Dajabón (FUNDEPRODA).  Lecture with Ruben Villaloua, Sociologist, and Foundation Director.  Poverty and immigration policies.  Meeting with Haitian Consul, Jacques Lesly Debrosse.

                        Visit to Immigration Office and Haitian Border.

July 7               10:00AM  Education policies, visit to barrio school and lecture with school principal.

                        1:00PM  Casa Rosada.  Orphanage for children with AIDS.

                        3:00PM  Consejo Presidencial del SIDA (COPRESIDA).  Lecture with Antonio Moya, MA, MPH on HIV in the Dominican Republic.

                        5:00PM  Plaza de Salud.  Lecture on the system of private health care and tour of a private health care facility.

July 8               10:00AM  Clínica Infantil (Dr. Robert Reid Cabral Hospital).  Lecture with Sub-Director, Dr. Clemente Terrero on public health care for children and tour of facility with Chief Resident Monika Auffant.

                        2:00PM  Lecture on economics with Dr. Dario Bencosme.

July 9-10          Playa Dorada Resort in Puerto Plata

                        Learning Logs due at 9:00PM on Saturday, July 9

July 11             Return to Santo Domingo

                        Class wrap-up and evaluation

July 12             Departure to U.S.

Classes Scheduled after return to U.S.

Monday, July 18           

Monday, August 1

Monday, August 8