The Prison Next Door: Learning Through Service I attend a class for accelerated intermediate Spanish each day between Monday and Thursday from 3-5 PM, but that is not my only commitment while I am in Santiago de los Caballeros! “UF in the Dominican Republic” is a service-learning program, the goal of which is to achieve maximum immersion by volunteering to address … Continue reading The Prison Next Door: Learning Through Service


¿Que lo que? ¡La República Dominicana! This is wild. I had never been outside of the United States, and now as I write I’ve been in the Dominican Republic for one full day! Hello loves, my name is Billy! Well, just so we don’t get off on the wrong foot and you can’t accuse me of hiding any truths, it’s … Continue reading ¿Que lo que? ¡La República Dominicana!

Billy: Summer in the DR

George Billy Hackett is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer 2018 in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  To learn more about George's program, click here: UF in the Dominican Republic - Language, Culture, and Service Learning. What is your year and academic concentration? Year: Rising Third Year, Class of 2020Majors: Political Science and International Studies … Continue reading Billy: Summer in the DR