Dominican republic Enrollment Information 2024

Congratulations on being selected to travel on the Dominican Republic: Housebuilding with Cambiando Vidas travel program! This program provides students the opportunity to build a house in five days! Deerfield has been building houses with Cambiando Vidas since 2009.

Enrollment Information

  1. Review the resources to make an informed decision
    • Once you have read the resources, please contact us if you decide NOT to enroll.
  2. Complete the enrollment paperwork
    • Please note: You will have to print, upload, and mail paperwork as part of this process. Thank you in advance!
  3. Complete payment

1. Review Resources to Make an Informed Decision

As you and your family consider your enrollment, please consult the following resources:

  • Review updated itinerary: Visit the Dominican Republic Travel Program page
  • Dominican Republic 2024 Travel Medicine Advisory Letter from Dr. Benson, Medical Director of Deerfield Academy
  • CDC and State Department briefings on the Dominican Republic (A PDF of the CDC page from November 16 can be downloaded here if you would prefer)
  • Information about International SOS (ISOS), our travel medicine and security services provider
    • If you would like to speak with a medical or security professional at ISOS about the trip, please contact the CSGC.
  • Program Notes:
    • This trip conflicts with the June 1 SAT.
    • This is an “unplugged” trip where students will not have access to cell phones or internet for the duration of their time in the DR.
    • Students can expect to stay in hotels. Typically, they will have breakfast at the hotel; lunch will be shared with community members at the worksite, and dinner will be out at local restaurants.
    • Students and faculty leaders will update families and friends at home through our Notes From The Field blog. 
    • Families are responsible for transportation from the U.S. airport to the student’s final destination at the end of the trip.

2. Complete Enrollment Paperwork

Once you have considered the above information with your parent/guardian and have decided to enroll, please download and complete with your parent/guardian the following forms, if you and your parent/guardian agree to all terms.

If you are choosing not to enroll, please let the Center for Service and Global Citizenship know as soon as possible.

All forms must be submitted by December 4.

1. Download Forms:

2. Scan & Upload:

Once completed, please scan the following:

  • Deerfield Waiver (Please Note: original with student & parent/guardian signatures needs to be mailed in as well)
  • Third Party Provider Forms: Cambiando Vidas Program Agreement
  • A color copy of your student passport (Please Note: Passports must be valid for the period of stay in the Dominican Republic)

To securely upload forms, please choose from the following:

Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

DA Employee Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

3. Mail Forms:

Once previous steps have been completed, please mail the following original copies with ink signatures:

  • Deerfield Waiver: Deerfield Academy’s Agreement, Waiver, and Release of Liability Form for the Dominican Republic
  • Third Party Provider Forms: Cambiando Vidas Program Agreement
  • Travel Health Questionnaire

Mail to:

The Center for Service and Global Citizenship
Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Ln
Deerfield, MA 01342


3. Complete Payment

A non-refundable trip deposit, paid by check or wire transfer is due by December 4. Please make checks payable to Deerfield Academy and write the trip name on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the CSGC, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342. For wire transfer instructions please contact the Finance Office at

Please see the invitation email for specific payment information, or contact the Center for Service and Global Citizenship via email or phone: 413-774-1435.

This page contains enrollment information for students who have been selected for one of our 2024 trips. If you are interested in other CSGC travel programs or future travel opportunities, please contact the The Center for Service and Global Citizenship.