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|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Graduate, Junior, Senior||Language Courses Offered:||No|
|Internships Available:||Yes||Faculty Led:||Yes|
Look ahead for this program to resume in January 2015
- Want to do some good in the world?
- Want to make a difference in the eyes of a child?
- Want an international education experience, but have not had time in your schedule for a semester long program?
Join us for UW-Stout's first ever WinTerm week-long service program to the All Age School in Duncans, Jamaica, an impoverished community on the northern part of the island. Participants will provide 1:1 tutoring of K-6th grade children; computer and Internet training of the school staff and engage in minor facility enhancements. All majors are welcome; individuals with expertise in education, IT and construction are especially desired.
EligibilityJunior status at time of participation
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Course InformationUpon successful completion, students will receive 1 credits for EDUC 723, Impacting Communities through Service Learning.
This course is divided into 3 components.
Component 1 - Students will participate in five days of service activities for the All Age School in Duncans, Jamaica. Potential service activities include 1:1 tutoring of students, group education on identified topics of interest, and minor facility improvements.
Component 2 - Involves education on the historical, cultural and natural resources of the island and its native people. This component will be completed prior to departure and while in Jamaica.
Component 3 - This component is optional and is geared primarily toward Master of Science Applied Psychology (MSAP) graduate students. It involves the identification of external funds, grant development as appropriate, for provision of reduced cost uniforms for students in need. It is to occur prior to and after the in-country program dates.
The final program cost will be determined by the number of participants, shortly after the application deadline. The program cost includes instructional fees, health insurance, housing, meals, and in-country transportation.
Passport fees, airfare and personal expenses are not included in the program costs and are paid directly by the students. See budget sheet (above) for cost details.
Students will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements to/from Jamaica. Students will need to arrive on the day/time and location as specified by the instructor.
Students are eligible for financial aid in WinTerm. For more information, meet with a financial aid counselor in 210 Bowman Hall.
Lodging and MealsStudents will be staying in furnished villas at the Silver Sands Resort, which is a secure and gated facility in Duncans, approximately 1.5 miles from the city center. The villa capacity ranges from 4-10 persons and includes a full kitchen, maid and cook. Meal costs have been included as part of the program fee and will be prepared by the villa cook. Typically a warm breakfast and dinner would be provided with a cold bag lunch for days the students are providing service at the schools.
Passport/Visa/TravelAll students must have a valid U.S. passport for entrance into Jamaica. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity. It must be valid for at least six months beyond the return date to the U.S.
Faculty Leader Information
Professor: Dr. Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth
Office: 237 Harvey Hall