Scholarships for Dominican and Haitian Youth

by Yspaniola Incorporated
May 2, 2011

Thoughts from a service-learning trip

Service-Learning in Batey Libertad
Service-Learning in Batey Libertad

A group of fourteen undergraduate students from Yale recently traveled to the Dominican Republic with Yspaniola to learn about international development while living with families in Batey Libertad. In the words of one student participant, "I learned so much about Haitian/Dominican relations, development, poverty tourism, community development, soccer, how to play 'quien falta.' Mostly my entire perspective on development has changed."

For a more in-depth look at the trip, review our 2011 Service-Learning Evaluation Report, available at:

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Yspaniola Incorporated

Location: North Haven, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jonathan DiMaio
North Haven, CT United States

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