Palm trees, sunny skies and sandy beaches are what many of us picture when we think of a vacation. Beach seekers can get in the car and drive to the east coast or up to the lake for a weekend on the water. But for the more adventurous, consider booking a flight to the Dominican Republic.  

 One of the many countries in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic offers a getaway like no other. The country located on the island of Hispaniola involvemuch more than just laying on a beach towel and sun-bathing at a deluxe resortOf course, there are beautiful white-sand beaches that can make for a great day of relaxation, but the exciting landscape isn’t limited to the coastlineThe country truly is a tropical paradise with mountains and waterfalls that are just waiting to be explored. 

 If you are looking for a place to stay with great city-life and plenty to do, Salvaleon de Higuey is the place. The city is known for its ancient Catholic temples and intricate architecture. While visiting, you can’t miss the authentic dishes. Mediterranean and Caribbean dishes can be enjoyed after a day filled with activities in the city. Explore all the city has to offer on a mountain biking excursion or head to the sea for scuba diving. You will not run out of things to do in this popular city. 

 Students looking to see this country without spending a whole lot of moneshould be on the lookout for study abroad opportunities and school trips. Over spring break, the Social Responsibility Class will be visiting the Dominican Republic. They will get to experience the culture and beauty of the country while participating in numerous community outreach projects.  

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