Week 1: Get to know The Dominican & Your Team
Spend the first week orienting yourself to the Dominican Republic and your new cohort. Get up to speed on how to stay safe and healthy in the Dominican Republic, spend time building your sense of community, and begin diving into the complexities of public health in the Dominican Republic. Over the next several weeks, you’ll spend the morning shadowing local public health workers on campaigns around maternal health, hygiene, and nutrition. During the afternoon, you’ll begin to mesh your firsthand experience with policy through discussions and seminars with local guest lecturers in public health. This week you’ll live together with your cohort at a local eco-lodge.