Our days in training begin at 7:00 and end around 5:00. Typically, a day is divided between three or four sessions. Examples of training sessions have included ways of identifying safe public transit and information concerning how to stay healthy and address health situations that may arise.
Although it is difficult to gauge after only two days, it appears to me that the staff has found a good balance between holding our hands and a giving us freedom. For example, I had help getting to my host home from the training center yesterday and returning in the morning. Then, today I had a member of the language faculty (a native Dominican named Tonya) walk me through the process of taking a carro publico home with the four other volunteers who live near me. From this point forward it will be up to us how we get to and from training.