Monthly Archives: April 2016

VT News: Learning and making connections through a service project in the Dominican Republic

From the article:

A group of 19 students and two professors recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for a service-learning project that not only opened eyes and built connections but inspired plans for a return trip this summer.

“I loved it,” says Diamond Lee, of Virginia Beach, a sophomore biochemistry major. “Actually going to live in a developing country for nine days was the most eye-opening experience I’ve ever had.”

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VT Summer session I Ecuador

Ecuador: Cultural Immersion through Food

Program Components:

  • Program Length: May 25 – June 5, 2016
  • 1 Professor from Virginia Tech University: Dr. A. Ozzie Abaye, Dept. Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
  • 1 Professor from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
  • Private Tour guide for Quito´s Historic Center Tour
  • 3 Day excursion to Muisne
  • 2 Day vist to the Salasaka Community
  • 3 Day visit to the Añangu Community

Program Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations in Cumbaya, with breakfast
  • 1 day Private Guided Excursion to Otavalo, with lunch
  • 1 day Group Tour of Quito´s Historic Center, with lunch
  • Includes:
    o All in-country transportation
    o 1 Welcome Lunch

Virginia Tech Student Price: $2,495.00 (Based on 10 students)*
Virginia Tech Professor Price: $2,195.00

This price quote is subject to change depending on the number of students recruited by VT
or a change in itinerary.


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