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Education in the Dominican Republic: Information Access as an Instrument of Change

[Image] Education in the Dominican Republic: Information Access as an Instrument of Change

2013 Alternative Spring Break
March 17 - 23, 2012

Participate in a non-credit bearing, volunteer career development program specifically designed for 15 undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of Information Studies and Education. In addition to learning about international information access and philosophies of education and community development, students will contribute to a community-led project that increases information access and improves the quality of education in Santiago Rodríguez, Dominican Republic.

• Information Studies and Education lectures and discussions with UWM and Dominican scholars
• Discussions with Dominican students, teachers, and elected officials
• Guided walking tours of Santiago Rodríguez, Dominican Republic
• Visits to Dominican schools and community libraries
• Hands-on experience in your professional field

Program Fee Includes:
• Air and Ground Transportation
• Lodging and Some Meals
• Lectures
• Programmatic Excursions

Estimated program cost: $1,750 per student
Scholarships will be available

Spanish language proficiency is an asset, but not a requirement.

Application Deadline
Friday, December 21, 2012

Applications along with a $250 deposit will be accepted through December 21, 2012

Learn more at our INFORMATION SESSION!

Video recording of the Nov. 28th Information Session is available on-line here:

Information Session Documents
Draft Itinerary (.pdf)
FAQ Sheet (.pdf)
Information Session Slides (.pdf)

Application Details

Visit www.studyabroad.uwm.edu page, under the "Apply" section for Non-Credit Trips. That will take you to the link that will allow you to register and complete the requisite forms, etc. Select the link for Education in the Dominican Republic: Information Access as an Instrument of Change, Alternative Spring Break, March 17-23, 2013

The online application and $250 deposit are due by Friday, December 21, 2012. The online application will be processed through the UWM Center for International Education and the $250 deposit will be processed by the program faculty leader. 

The Dominican Republic Alternative Spring Break will only accept personal checks or money orders (payable to "Dominican Republic Alternative Spring Break") for the deposit payment. Money orders can be obtained at any bank for a fee and one does not have to be a member of a bank to get a money order. The program will not accept cash, debit cards, or credit cards. There is a $20 fee for returned checks, which will be added to the total amount due.

Please submit payment to:
René Antrop-González
Enderis Hall 335
2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Your deposit must be paid in full by the program's application deadline in order for your application to be considered complete (for security purposes, the program will process all received payments as soon as possible). If you are not accepted for participation or the program to which you have applied is cancelled, the full amount of your deposit will be refunded to you 2-4 weeks after notification.

For more information contact:
Rene Antrop-Gonzalez - antrop@uwm.edu
Adriana McCleer - amccleer@uwm.edu

This program is sponsored by the UW – Milwaukee, School of Information Studies and the School of Education in partnership with Educere et Curare Foundation and Seibo al Progreso Organization Wisconsin Inc.