Last night, the Dominican Republic travel program departed campus to begin their journey! For the next week, 15 students and two faculty leaders will partner with Cambiando Vidas to participate in a house-building project. By Thursday afternoon, the house will be finished — complete with running water and electricity. On the final night, the team will share the first dinner in the house with the family and the 100+ members of the community who worked on the house. This will be Deerfield’s 11th house build in the DR.
While this trip is “unplugged” (students will not have access to cell phones or internet during the trip), we look forward to reading their reflections on Deerfield’s Notes From Abroad website and Deerfield’s Bulletin.