The volunteers and staff of AFS Dominican Republic are inviting you from all over the globe for a unique exchange experience to our country. No matter what your original destination was, this is a perfect place for you to explore yourself, learn and develop in a safe and supportive environment while having the true taste of adventure and AFS Spirit.

Who Is Waiting For You?

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  • An organization with 58 years of experience in organizing high-school exchange programs.
  • More than 250 volunteers across the country, all excited about your arrival
  • Staff members with 10+ years of experience in participant support.
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  • trainer team with 25+ volunteers organizing your arrival, post-arrival, mid-stay and end-of stay orientations.
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  • A group of 60+ AFS exchange students from all over the world.
  • Host families and schools curious about your culture and eager to share with you what true Dominican lifestyle means.

What Is Waiting For You?

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  • An incredible language to learn – Spanish is spoken in more than 30 countries.
  • A charming country with full of sights and places to visit and explore. 
  • A gastronomy full of flavors and different dishes.
  • A unique opportunity to step out of your comfort zone with the potential to grow in a supportive environment.

Did You Know?

  • The Dominican Republic has the tallest mountain in the Caribbean, called “El Pico Duarte”.
    • With a height of 3,098 meters.

  • It is the country where merengue was created and developed, and where more than 4 different dances are danced.
    • Bachata
    • Perico Ripiao
    • Merengue
    • Salsa

  • Produces one of the best cocoas in the world.
    • Becoming one of the main exporters.

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