Spring 2019 applications are now closed! We will be contacting applicants shortly. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!


SOMOS is now recruiting! The application is due at 11:59pm on March 10th, 2019.
Click here to access the SOMOS Spring 2019 Application

Interest meetings will be on Monday, February 18th and Thursday, February 21st in ISC 1280 from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

SOMOS is searching for freshmen and sophomores of all majors interested in taking part in a long-term, research-based community development and health partnership in the Dominican Republic. The team involves a weekly academic seminar, weekly project meeting, and three trip opportunities throughout the school year.

Students seeking experiences involving systematic social science research, technological skills such as GIS and GPS, exposure to statistical analysis software, information management, and interdisciplinary work in fields ranging from environmental science to public health are highly encouraged to apply.

Fluency in Spanish is highly regarded, though not required.

A select number of applicants will be asked to go through an interview process. Accepted applicants will be officially joining the team and will be enrolling in the class in fall 2019

If you have any questions about the application or SOMOS, please send us an email at