YCI Country Information
YCI Dominican Republic was launched in the capital Santo Domingo in February 2016 with one participating hotel, the Courtyard Santo Domingo, and SOS Children's Village Dominican Republic as local coordinating partner.
YCI Dominican Republic is a self-managed programme whereby a hotel is given a licence to run YCI by themselves. The YCI Global Team provide support and quality assurance standards, but the reins were very much handed to the participating hotel. In 2017, another two properties joined the programme: Renaissance and JW Marriott. In both years the students were referred by SOS Children’s Village Dominican Republic