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Preparing To Travel with Una Vida

Once you've turned in your application and read through our FAQs, you'll want to prepare for your trip in other ways including considering what to pack and reading a few of the recommendations below. 

Suggested Reading

On the Dominican Republic:

  • In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez

  • Before We Were Free, Julia Alvarez

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez

  • Why The Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola, Michele Wucker

  • The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargos Llosa and Edith Grossman


On Haiti:

  • On That Day Everybody Ate: One Woman’s Story of Hope and Possibility in Haiti, Margaret Trost

  • Pathologies of Power – Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor, Dr. Paul Farmer

  • Brother, I am Dying, Edwidge Danticant


On International Development & Social Service:

  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

  • Development as Freedom, by Amartya Sen

  • Creating a World Without Poverty, Muhummad Yunus

  • Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Traci Kidder

  • The Blue Sweater, by Jacqueline Novogratz

Packing List for Your Trip To The Dominican Republic

Click here for a printable packing list.

Note: For ease of travel we recommend packing in a carry-on suitcase. Please be mindful of your toiletries and follow airlines regulations.

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