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Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic (Spanish: República Dominicana, IPA [re'puβlika domini'kana]) is a Latin American country that occupies the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island called Hispaniola. It shares a border with the Republic of Haiti, making it one of two Caribbean islands that are split by two governments; the other is Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten. Hispaniola is the second-largest of the Greater Antilles islands, and lies west of Puerto Rico and east of Cuba and Jamaica.

  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Currency: Peso (Dominican Republic)
  • Religions: Roman Catholicism
  • Languages: Spanish

Organisations

Frontier - member since 2000

Frontier - member since 2000

Dive, Teach, Trek, Explore.Imagine spending your gap year diving in beautiful coral seas, tracking exotic game through lush jungles, or teaching English to groups of eager children. Best of all, you'll gain the qualifications that could make the difference to you getting that prestigious university spot or lucrative job...
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Project Trust - member since 2000

Project Trust - member since 2000

Project Trust offers school leavers a challenging year of discovery in Africa, Asia or the Americas. Through living and working overseas for a year, our volunteers gain new perspectives on the world and themselves...
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