Dominican Republic Trip

Go! to the Dominican Republic


With the Environmental Journalism Program May 3rd – 9th 2017 Apply for this full-scholarship by Dec. 14th 2016

Open only to Point Park University Students.

How to Apply

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  1. Complete this form.
  2. Submit a previously produced story/multimedia package showcasing your environmental reporting experience.
  3. Write a 350-500 word essay on why a specific environmental topic is important to you.
  4. Obtain your passport ASAP and provide proof that you have, or are in the process of obtaining one.
  5. Send all of the above to by Dec. 1st. **EXTENDED TO DEC 14th**

What You’ll Accomplish

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Point Park University students will be working alongside Wine to Water in the city of Santiago, reporting on the home of their ceramic water filter factory. Many families on the island suffer from water-related illnesses that take the lives of 1,300 Dominicans and 5,700 Haitians each year, many of them children. Ceramic water filters remove 99.99% of organic contaminants and last 6-10 years for a family of five. Wine To Water will produce 4,000 ceramic water filters that will benefit an estimated 20,000 people within the coming year.