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|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Graduate, Junior, Senior||Housing Options:||Apartments|
|Language Courses Offered:||No||Internships Available:||Yes|
|Faculty Led:||Yes||Exchange Program:||No|
Take advantage of this service learning opportunity to establish your place as a meaningful member of the global community. Combine both public service and academic achievement while gaining hands-on experience in the northern Jamaican community of Duncans.
As you help educate the children of this Jamaican community, you too will learn. From 1:1 tutoring to various volunteer-based assignments, you will surely grow personally and professionally as you contribute to the local community.
Location: Duncans, Jamaica
Enjoy spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring views of Silver Sands and Jamaica's north coast, surrounded with tropical trees and flower gardens. Live music, dance, and local artists scatter the streets to help create the spirited pleasant and warm cultural experience Jamaica is known for.
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Junior status at time of participation
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
All majors are welcome!Individuals with expertise in education, IT and construction are especially desired.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive 1 credit for:
EDUC-723, Impacting Communities through Service Learning.
Students can fulfill university requirements in the following areas:
• Global perspective requirement.
Accommodation: Students 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. This cost is included in the program fee.
Meals: All meal costs have been included as part of the program fee and will be prepared by the villa cook. Please notify the faculty leader or the Office of International Education of any specific dietary needs or restrictions.
Travel: Students will book their own flights to and from Jamaica. This will allow for students to extend their stay or arrive early for additional travel time. The flight will not be included in the program fee and students will need to pay out of pocket for their tickets. Students will need to arrive on the day/time and location as specified by the instructor.
Passport: All 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.
Visa: Students are not required to obtain a visa for the duration of this program. If you are not a U.S. passport holder the requirements may be different for you. Please contact your consulate or the Office of International Education for more information.
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 for cost details. Students taking at least 2 credits are eligible for Win-Term financial aid. Win-term financial aid needs to be applied for separately. For more information, meet with a financial aid counselor in 210 Bowman Hall.
Faculty Leader Information
Professor: Dr. Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth
Office: 237 Harvey Hall