Day six included a visit to Mercado Modelo, a marketplace that sells Dominican souvenirs, reflecting the pervasiveness and the commitment to culture and tradition in this country.
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The highlight of day three was a visit to MUDHA, a non profit organization that works with non-citizen Dominicans of Haitian decent, particularly mothers and children; to promote the equal respect for human rights.
With a complete immersion into the Dominican culture and way of life, some students are awakening latent Spanish language skills through daily practice.
On their first full day in Sosua, which happens to be Mother’s Day in the Dominican Republic, students look at the paradox of women being both honored and mistreated in the Dominican Republic.
As they began their second week of study in the Dominican Republic, students continued to practice their Spanish and enjoyed an excursion that was a first for many: snorkeling in the clear blue waters of Sosua.