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'''<font size="5">Next Meeting'''<br /></font>'''
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'''<font size="4">(Tentative) Thursday, 11/20/14, 6:15-7:15pm, HGH 225 at Humboldt State University.</font></div>
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'''<font size="4">Applications open again in 2020</font></div>
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==Projects==
 
==Projects==
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==Description==
 
==Description==
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.
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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 three different barrios on a project team with locals tackling real problems with existing resources. 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]].  
 
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]].  
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In the summer of 2014 the students collaborated with three communities in Santo Domingo. The students and community members worked together to create:
 
In the summer of 2014 the students collaborated with three communities in Santo Domingo. The students and community members worked together to create:
 
*[[Arroyo Norte sustainable market materials|Sustainable market materials]] in Arroyo Norte. This was the first year that the practivistas got to work with the community of Arroyo Norte.
 
*[[Arroyo Norte sustainable market materials|Sustainable market materials]] in Arroyo Norte. This was the first year that the practivistas got to work with the community of Arroyo Norte.
*An improved [[Practivistas La Yuca rainwater 2014|rainwater catchment system]] for the La Yuca schoolroom, a [[Las Malvinas rainwater feasibility study 2014|feasibility study]] for a potential rainwater catchment system in Las Malvinas, and a [[Practivistas Las Malvinas rainwater 2014|rainwater catchment system]] for a pharmacy in Las Malvinas.
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*An improved [[La Yuca rainwater 2014|rainwater catchment system]] for the La Yuca schoolroom, a [[Las Malvinas rainwater feasibility study 2014|feasibility study]] for a potential rainwater catchment system in Las Malvinas, and a [[Las Malvinas rainwater 2014|rainwater catchment system]] for a pharmacy in Las Malvinas.
 
*A [[Las Malvinas community center shade|shade structure]] made from bamboo, bilboard material, and zinc for the community center in Las Malvinas.
 
*A [[Las Malvinas community center shade|shade structure]] made from bamboo, bilboard material, and zinc for the community center in Las Malvinas.
 
*A series of tests on various [[Hullkrete and fiber-crete|eco-blocks]] to assess the potential of cinder blocks that use less concrete and more of materials like sawdust, paper, and coconut.
 
*A series of tests on various [[Hullkrete and fiber-crete|eco-blocks]] to assess the potential of cinder blocks that use less concrete and more of materials like sawdust, paper, and coconut.
 
*A [[Las Malvinas destacamento|destacamento]] (police station) in Las Malvinas made with some of the eco-blocks created in the community.
 
*A [[Las Malvinas destacamento|destacamento]] (police station) in Las Malvinas made with some of the eco-blocks created in the community.
*A [[Practivistas La Yuca renewable energy 2014|renewable energy system for the La Yuca schoolroom]], and a [[Ghetto2Garden renewable energy 2014|renewable energy system for Ghetto2Garden]].
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*A [[La Yuca renewable energy 2014|renewable energy system for the La Yuca schoolroom]], and a [[Ghetto2Garden renewable energy 2014|renewable energy system for Ghetto2Garden]].
  
 
This program is open to all skill levels, but does require some ability to do manual work and move around. Expect to work hard, learn a bunch, build lasting projects and friendships.
 
This program is open to all skill levels, but does require some ability to do manual work and move around. Expect to work hard, learn a bunch, build lasting projects and friendships.
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* [https://prezi.com/qm1a-y33awaa/copy-of-practivistas-dominicana-2014/ Prezi for 2015]
  
 
==Tentative Details==
 
==Tentative Details==
* Saturday, May 23rd - Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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* Summer 2017
* $3,650 (includes room, board, units, classroom facilities and deposit)  
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* $3,860 (includes room, board, units, classroom facilities and deposit)  
* 8 Units: 2 Units of Spanish, 3 Units Environmental Science 370, 3 Units Engineering 305 (Upper Division Area B GE) or special arrangement alternate such as Engineering 215 (note that units are very tentative)
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* $120 health insurance
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* 8 Units: 2 Units of Spanish and six units (two of the following courses), depending on your track - ENGR 308 Technology and the Environment (Upper Division Area B GE), ENVS 410 Environmental Science practicum, ENGR 305 (Upper Division Area B GE), ENGR 215 Introduction to Design
 
* Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
 
* Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
 
* Partners: [https://www.facebook.com/ColectivoRevark Colectivo Revark] (cultural liaisons and more), UNIBE (University), Appropedia (Information sharing)
 
* Partners: [https://www.facebook.com/ColectivoRevark Colectivo Revark] (cultural liaisons and more), UNIBE (University), Appropedia (Information sharing)
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===Application===
 
===Application===
#Complete [https://humboldt-international.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Security.Login&Program_ID=15208&Referer=index%2Ecfm%3FFuseAction%3DStudents%2EApply%26Program_ID%3D15208 Program Application]. '''Due Date: TBA'''
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#Complete [https://humboldt-international.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Security.Login&Program_ID=15208&Referer=index%2Ecfm%3FFuseAction%3DStudents%2EApply%26Program_ID%3D15208 Program Application]. '''Due Date: 3.23.18'''
 
# Complete Interview with HSU Practivistas Program Director, Lonny Grafman.
 
# Complete Interview with HSU Practivistas Program Director, Lonny Grafman.
 
[[File:ChiapasVenn.png|thumb|right|400px|Venn Diagram of the three program courses.]]
 
[[File:ChiapasVenn.png|thumb|right|400px|Venn Diagram of the three program courses.]]
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===Important Dates===
 
===Important Dates===
In addition to monthly meetings, these are some of the '''tentative''' important dates of the program:
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In addition to monthly meetings, these are some of the '''VERY TENTATIVE''' important dates of the program:
  
 
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| Application due  
 
| Application due  
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|Monday, March 19th
 
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| Last day for interview     
 
| Last day for interview     
| Friday, March 28th (or by special arrangement)
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| Friday, March 30th (or by special arrangement)
 
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| Deposit of $300 due
 
| Deposit of $300 due
| Friday, April 18th (or by special arrangement)
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| Friday, April 6th (or by special arrangement)
 
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| Final Payment due
 
| Final Payment due
| Monday, May 5th, 2014
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| Monday, May 7th, 2018
 
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| Pre-trip orientation
 
| Pre-trip orientation
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| Arrive Santo Domingo
 
| Arrive Santo Domingo
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| May 26th, 2018
 
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| Class orientation   
 
| Class orientation   
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| May 28th, 2018
 
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| Last class - Final Presentation
 
| Last class - Final Presentation
| July 4th, 2014
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| July 6th, 2018
 
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| Last day of home-stay
 
| Last day of home-stay
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Director's Assistant - Kiva Mahoney, [mailto:kiva.mahoney@practivistas.org?subject=Chiapas_Program kiva.mahoney@practivistas.org]
 
 
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==Courses==
 
==Courses==
The main courses for the summer program, totaling ten semester units, are as follows:
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[[File:Practivistas yes no registration for units.JPG|right|thumb|300px|Credit flowchart for Practivistas]]
* Spanish 250, Spanish Language (2 semester units)
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Don't let the engineering courses fool you. This program is not just for engineers. The best solutions to the toughest problems come from the most diverse teams. We are open to all majors and community members as well.
* Engineering 305, Appropriate Technology in Dominican Republic (3 semester units)
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* Environmental Science 370, Energy, Technology and Society (3 semester units) [this will be a different course in 2015]
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The main courses for the summer program, totaling eight semester units, are as follows:
Note: This list is tentative. Exceptions and alternates can be made in some special cases (especially when a student has already completed one of the courses).
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* 2 Units of Spanish: '''SPAN 250''', Conversational Spanish
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* 6 units (two of the following courses), depending on your track: '''ENGR 308''' Technology and the Environment (Upper Division Area B GE), '''ENVS 410''' Environmental Science practicum, '''ENGR 305''' Appropriate Technology (Upper Division Area B GE), '''ENGR 215''' Introduction to Design
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Note: Exceptions and alternates can be made in some special cases (especially when a student has already completed one of the courses).
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==Video==
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== See More ==
 
== See More ==

Latest revision as of 16:39, 15 April 2019

[ Invitation ] - [ Handbook ] - [ Application ] - [ Dominicana Program 2011-current ] - [ Chiapas Program 2010 ] - [ Parras Program 2005-2008 ]

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¡STUDY APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY AND SPANISH IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!
Humboldt State University (HSU) and Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)

invite you to the Hands-on, resilient community technologies, Program in the Dominican Republic

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Note:

Applications open again in 2020


Projects[edit]

Description[edit]

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 three different barrios on a project team with locals tackling real problems with existing resources. 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 schoolroom from plastic bottles and concrete, lit with solar and homemade wind power from bike parts and newspaper press waste, that catches its own rainwater for cleaning and possibly drinking.

In the summer of 2012, students returned to Santo Domingo to continue our learning and community collaboration. Students worked with community members of La Yuca to make the renewable energy system from bikeparts and newspaper press waste more hurricane safe and durable, and to make the rainwater catchment more potable and tested. In addition, students worked in Las Malvinas II to build a classroom from plastic bottles, concrete, sawdust, papercrete and industrial wood waste for 25 young students.

In the summer of 2013, students returned again to Santo Domingo. Students and community members worked together to design and construct:

In the summer of 2014 the students collaborated with three communities in Santo Domingo. The students and community members worked together to create:

This program is open to all skill levels, but does require some ability to do manual work and move around. Expect to work hard, learn a bunch, build lasting projects and friendships.

Tentative Details[edit]

  • Summer 2017
  • $3,860 (includes room, board, units, classroom facilities and deposit)
  • $120 health insurance
  • 8 Units: 2 Units of Spanish and six units (two of the following courses), depending on your track - ENGR 308 Technology and the Environment (Upper Division Area B GE), ENVS 410 Environmental Science practicum, ENGR 305 (Upper Division Area B GE), ENGR 215 Introduction to Design
  • Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Partners: Colectivo Revark (cultural liaisons and more), UNIBE (University), Appropedia (Information sharing)
  • A hands-on experience in Appropriate Technology and sustainability in the diverse environment of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Immersed in the language and culture of the Dominican Republic.
  • Live with a Dominican family.
  • Visit cultural and natural places guided by faculty and community liaisons.
  • All courses apply to the HSU Minor and Majors or count as HSU graduating electives.
  • May use Financial Aid to cover related expenses.
  • You do not need to be an HSU student to apply.

Qualifications[edit]

  • Any person regardless of location, Spanish level or knowledge of Appropriate Technology can enroll in the Program.
  • Student should be able to do physical work related to appropriate technology projects and living in a foreign country.
  • If currently a student, must be in good standing.

Application[edit]

  1. Complete Program Application. Due Date: 3.23.18
  2. Complete Interview with HSU Practivistas Program Director, Lonny Grafman.
Venn Diagram of the three program courses.

Cancellation policy[edit]

The Practivistas Dominicana program reserves the right to cancel the program in the case of low enrollment, changes in regional politics or unseen complications.

Important Dates[edit]

In addition to monthly meetings, these are some of the VERY TENTATIVE important dates of the program:

Application due Monday, March 19th
Last day for interview Friday, March 30th (or by special arrangement)
Deposit of $300 due Friday, April 6th (or by special arrangement)
Final Payment due Monday, May 7th, 2018
Pre-trip orientation TBA
Arrive Santo Domingo May 26th, 2018
Class orientation May 28th, 2018
Last class - Final Presentation July 6th, 2018
Last day of home-stay July 7th, 2018

Contact the Dominican Program Leaders[edit]

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National Coordinator - Wilfredo Mena Veras, wilfredo@practivistas.org

Wilfredo's Appropedia user page

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Director Lonny Grafman, lonny@humboldt.edu

Humboldt State University, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering: (707) 826-3649

No employee or student shall on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status or national or ethnic origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be otherwise subjected to unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, under any program of the University.

Courses[edit]

Credit flowchart for Practivistas

Don't let the engineering courses fool you. This program is not just for engineers. The best solutions to the toughest problems come from the most diverse teams. We are open to all majors and community members as well.

The main courses for the summer program, totaling eight semester units, are as follows:

  • 2 Units of Spanish: SPAN 250, Conversational Spanish
  • 6 units (two of the following courses), depending on your track: ENGR 308 Technology and the Environment (Upper Division Area B GE), ENVS 410 Environmental Science practicum, ENGR 305 Appropriate Technology (Upper Division Area B GE), ENGR 215 Introduction to Design


Note: Exceptions and alternates can be made in some special cases (especially when a student has already completed one of the courses).

Video[edit]

See More[edit]