We've intentionally designed every aspect of your DR journey to give you an authentic immersion experience and expand your heart & mind as you grow to love a new community and culture. With 25+ years under our belt, we've curated a thoughtful itinerary rooted in the pursuit of empathy and cultural understanding. We emphasize discussion with the larger group and reflection through journaling, our tools to contextualize and understand our experience.
At the core of the Una Vida travel experience are the relationships our participants build with our host-families. Participants are encouraged to fully engage in their family’s activities. Living the nuances of the every day opens doors to lasting friendships, personal growth, and deeper cultural understanding. This rich cultural exchange is the fruit of our long standing commitment to the Dominican Republic dating back to 1990.
Post-Trip Follow Up
Emerging from full immersion is often more challenging than the immersion itself. Some of Una Vida’s most important & meaningful work is mentoring and supporting participants as they return home, readjust to life in the United States, and put into action lessons learned in the DR. Una Vida staff is committed to supporting participants through their post-trip journey and helping them to plug-in to community and service upon their return.