Wine to Water
Students will have the opportunity to stay at the Wine to Water ceramic water filter factory in the Dominican Republic where they will help create life-saving water filters. Students will then be able to connect with families in the community first-hand to see how they have benefited from the clean water. While helping create the water filters, students will learn the materials that go into the filter, how to mold them, fire them in the kiln, and then test for purification. After students have made the filters, they will have the opportunity to distribute them to the families who lack access to clean water.
“I am very glad that I was able to spend my break learning and experiencing another culture. I was also able to learn about water filtration and the innovative ways it is being implemented. The Dominican community was so welcoming to us as visitors in their country and that meant a lot to me. It made me think how they may be treated if they were to come to the United States and it is unfortunate to think that people here would not be nearly as welcoming. I am grateful for the experience and the people I met.”
“Becoming a part of the community where we were staying and getting to know the workers and their children was the most meaningful aspect of my trip. I really enjoyed the service aspect as well, but learning more about Dominican culture and learning about the lives of the workers was definitely a highlight of my experience. “
- Trip dates: March 6-19, 2019
- Location: Moca, Dominican Republic
- Approximate cost: $1,450 – $1,650
- Trip cost covers transportation, housing, and meals