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DR Santiago

Trip #23911

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Students International

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Dominican Republic, Caribbean

  • Mission Trip Dates

    June 15 - 27, 2020

    Lasts between 1 week to 2 weeks

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Community Development

    Discipleship, Education: All Other, Medical/Healthcare, and Sports & Outdoor

  • Mission Trip Cost

    *see notes below or inquire for details

Join full-time missionaries on the front lines of global missions in an area of ministry that's right for you, meeting real needs in real communities.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

DR Santiago In Santiago, Dominican Republic you will have the opportunity to serve in one of the following ministries: Agriculture, Appropriate Technology, Education, Health Care, Sports, Women’s Social Work, or Physical Therapy.

Our style is relational and is therefore centered around our long-standing presence within the communities where we work. This may be challenging for people who expect to see immediate "results" in evangelism and project completion. As a result, however, we see outreach participants and the poor transformed into the likeness of Christ and discover their true calling.

Our Santiago base is just a few minutes from the Santiago International Airport. You’ll serve at sites located in some of the poorest communities in the country. The newly renovated base is the perfect place to relax after a day working at your site. Your excursion is a beautiful and relaxing day at the beach.

For 25 years, we’ve sent over 25,000 students to serve alongside our full-time missionaries in hard-to-reach communities. Those students have helped transform thousands of lives for the better. And so can you.

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Students International has had full-time staff working alongside the local people of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic since the year 2000 and are connected with local churches. This trip will be one to encourage the full-time staff and serve with them in their long-term work to share the love of Jesus through occupational ministries.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Jr. High, Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 60], Married Couples, and Families


Experience and training in the area you desire to work is helpful, but not needed. A desire to learn and to serve is required.


Spanish is valuable but not required.

Mission Trip Offered By Students International

Students International

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Students International does long-term, on-going community development in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. The International Office, located in Visalia, California provides leadership, supervision and service in the areas of funds development, human resources, information technology, finance and administration, ministry and program development, and organizational marketing. Our staff, outreach participants and the poor come together cross-culturally to encounter God, share the Good News, disciple and serve others in a specific area of occupation that correlates with their career or academic interests. These occupational settings are called ministry sites.

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Contact Students International about this short-term mission trip:

Duranda Marchell at Students International

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Dominican Republic
Our ministry base is located in the city of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.


June 15 - 27, 2020
1 week to 2 weeks

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

It varies depending on ministry area of ministry.
People Group(s)
Roman Catholic and Traditional Beliefs.


Funds needed
*see notes below or inquire for details
Outreach fees cover all expenses in country except for one meal ($5-$10). Airfare to the Dominican Republic is usually between $550 and $800.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief
You will receive a pre-field packet consisting of pertaining outreach information and Bible studies.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.

Other Information

The most common objectives for short-term mission outreaches are to broaden our perspective of the world and our responsibility to it, deepen our relationship with the Lord, and share the Gospel with others in need. While these objectives are important and needed, Students International intentionally strives to accomplish three additional goals:

1. Enabling outreach participants and the poor to discover how God can use them in their occupation.

2. Providing outreach participants and the poor the opportunity to be a part of the ongoing ministry and not just a short outreach where follow up is difficult.

3. Helping outreach participants and the poor understand the value of building personal relationships in sharing the Gospel.

It's a joy to participate in God's story for His glory!