Dominican Republic: International Development Initiative

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that United Airlines is now requiring that travelers who are 15 years old or younger travel as Unaccompanied Minors. You can read more about their specific policies here. 

Flight Requirements:

 Airport Choice One *Please note: this airport is a 20 minute drive to our home base
    • Fly into and out of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (Gregorio Luperon International Airport, airport code: POP)
    • Arrive between 6:00 (6am) and 23:00 (11pm) on the date your program starts
    • Depart any time on the day your program ends
    • There is a $10 USD Airport Tax upon arrival into the country
Airport Choice Two *Please note: this airport is a two hour drive to our home base
    • Fly into and out of Santiago, Dominican Republic (Cibao International Airport, airport code: STI)
    • Arrive between 12:00 (12pm) and 18:30 (6.30pm) on the date your program starts
    • Depart between 10:00 (10am) and 18:00 (6pm) on the date your program ends
    • There is a $10 USD Airport Tax upon arrival into the country
Suggested Route:

The suggested route - usually the most direct, least number of stops, and always leaving from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.

Suggested Route - Getting there:

    • American Airlines
    • Miami, FL (MIA) to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)
    • Delta Airlines
    • New York, NY (JFK) to Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)
Suggested Route - Coming home: 
    • American Airlines
    • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP) to Miami, FL (MIA)
    • Delta Airlines
    • Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI) to New York, NY (JFK)