Santiago, Dominican Republic 2019

Santiago, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and is home to about 9 million people. Corruption and sexual promiscuity are alarmingly rampant even within churches, and few Dominicans have the vision to share the gospel both with their neighbors or go as missionaries to other countries. The most fruitful and effective ministries in the DR are holistic, those that combine evangelism with development and education.

Our ministry partners' vision is to share the Gospel message and plant churches through implementing a solution that addresses the lack of clean water, food sustainability shortcomings, the limited access to primary healthcare, and the absence of technical and vocational job training for the poor and marginalized in the "El Cibao" region of the Dominican Republic.

When you serve in the Dominican Republic with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll have the chance to serve alongside a group of people who are providing Dominicans every opportunity to rise above the circumstances they were born into. This global experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of the complexity of poverty.

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Mar 09 2019 to Mar 16 2019 All Ages Available Keep Me Informed
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How You'll Serve

Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with (subject to change):

  • Helping construct a ceramic water filter factory that will be a source of employment for locals, as well as a sustainable source for access to clean water.
  • Playing games, leading crafts, demonstrating love to kids through a local church
  • SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: We also have opportunities to play baseball with local Dominican teams, as well as coordinating medical clinics. If this is something that interests you or your group, give us a call!

Our Partners

Our ministry partner has been in the Dominican Republic since 2011, creating a sustainable infrastructure to provide for the basic needs of their neighbors in Santiago. Because of the high level of poverty and low level of education, people don’t have access to basic things that we take for granted like clean water and quality medical care. Our partners are meeting these physical needs as well as spiritual needs in the community in creative and cutting-edge ways. They are developing long-term projects that provide sustainable infrastructure, jobs, and clean water.

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at Cibao International Airport (STI); transport to lodging facility
Sunday – Devotional time on the beach; more beach in the afternoon/market visit
Monday - Friday – Participate in work projects; Tuesday night is a possible local church service; evening devotions and God Sightings
Saturday – Depart for the STI airport; fly home

Need to Know

  • A passport is required to travel to the Dominican Republic.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended. Be sure to bring bug spray (at least 25% DEET) as there are mosquito-borne illnesses present in the Dominican Republic, including Dengue Fever and Chikungunya.
  • Fly into the Santiago de Los Caballeros Airport (STI). Average flight cost is $600-$700.
  • Lodging is in a simple hotel in gender-specific rooms that sleep, 4-5 people.
  • Currency is the Dominican Peso. As Santiago is not a big tourist destination, there will not be many places to spend cash and it may not be necessary to exchange money at all during your trip.
  • Electricity is the same as the U.S., and a converter or adapter is not needed to plug electronics into the wall.
  • Spanish is the primary language.
  • Bring additional money for souvenirs.
Price: $899 per person
Deposit: See Below
Our payment policy is designed to give you the most flexibility when reserving your mission trip experience with Group Mission Trips.

When you register for a trip, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due per person to reserve your space.
Payments are due and become non-refundable 60 days prior to the trip departure.
For groups reserving more than 50% of a trip’s capacity, a $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required.
Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.
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Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 970-800-4000 for more location-specific age requirements. 

Call our expert International Mission Trip Advisor at 970-800-4000.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. If you cancel your registration prior to the final payment due date, your deposit is non-refundable but any additional payments you have made up until that time are refundable. Once you have paid your final balance and are within 60 days of your trip, all money is non-refundable. If Group International Mission Trips makes the decision to cancel your trip due to inclement weather or political unrest, we will reschedule you to a different trip or refund your fees.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

While some mission trips are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Our International Mission Trip Advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at, or call 1-970-800-4000 for more information.

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