ND 203 - Cultural Learning Tour (1 - credit)

The Cultural Learning Tour is an annual trip that allows students to  engage in direct and indirect community service while being immersed in a new culture.

Cultural Learning Tours are eye-opening immersive service trips that are run each year by joint efforts of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Community Service/Service Learning Office. The purpose of these trips is to expose students to service learning which explores social, cultural, political and/or environmental issues through various service and educational experiences. We stress the  importance of civic and community engagement.

In this course you will explore social, cultural, political and/or environmental issues through various service and educational experiences. You will develop a foundation of knowledge about the importance of civic and community engagement.



Cultural Learning Tour 2015: Dominican Republic

*Tentatively scheduled for January 4- 14, 2015

*Cost: TBD – roughly $500 + airfare but…

*There will be a course fee about $500 which will be charged to your tuition account

*You will pay for your airfare in monthly installments beginning with a $100 deposit due October 25th

*Accommodations: Homestays

Centro Guanin:

*The center was created in order to help young people to discover, develop, and achieve their full potential as adults, citizens, and leaders.

*They do this by engaging them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies, spirits, and nurture their self-esteem. 

*It is community members, in need themselves, who lead these children’s activities, teach the adults, and feed everyone. The community is an inclusive Dominican and Haitian community
*It provides meals, clothing and literacy projects to children and adults who have structural barriers which prevent them from accessing these things otherwise.



Click here for an Application. Due October 15th, 2014


Past CLTs:


Left to right: Copal AA, Guatemala; Cherokee Territory, Tennessee; and Northern Ireland
Past trips:
Copal AA, Guatemala
Appalachia/Cherokee Territory , Tennessee & North Carolina
Pucara, Ecuador
Caimito, Puerto Rico
Northern Ireland
Pine Ridge Reservation, Black Hills South Dakota
Dominican Republic
New Orleans, LA
Dominican Republic






To join us in Dominican Republic this January, or for more information, contact:


Abbey Baird
Community Service & Service-Learning Coordinator
(814) 641-3365
Rosalie Rodriguez
Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion
(814) 641-3125