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In the Practivistas Dominicana program, each student lives with a unique family in Santo Domingo, while studying with local students in the prestigious UNIBE and working in one of
two different barrios on a project team with locals. The program is an intense six week immersion in many different aspects of Dominican culture along a wide breadth of socioeconomic classes. Students are expected to be, and received as, contributing members looking to learn how to improve living systems together.
In the summer of 2011, students studied appropriate technology and Spanish while working with community members of La Yuca to build a [[La Yuca ecoladrillo schoolroom| schoolroom from plastic bottles and concrete]], lit with [[La Yuca small scale renewable energy|solar and homemade wind power]] from bike parts and newspaper press waste, that catches its own [[La Yuca rainwater catchment|rainwater for cleaning and possibly drinking]].