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Jamaica Cultural Immersion in Education, a study abroad program will engage students in an international cultural immersion experience. Students will examine the political, educational, sociocultural, and economic factors that contribute to the various issues within the Jamaican educational system. Students will participate in a variety of cultural experiences and also work within local and regional schools and community organizations. Students will benefit from lectures, as well as field study, data collection, and research within Jamaica. Students will engage in two different classroom components. The first half of the program will meet at GSU. Students will be introduced to education in a Jamaican context as they develop their research interests abroad. In the second half of the program, students will travel to Jamaica for nine days.
Participants will stay in comfortable, multi- occupancy single gender rooms in a hotel in Kingston Jamaica, which is not too far from The MICO University College, some major cultural attractions, schools, the Ministry of Education, and the University of the West Indies. There are inexpensive restaurants nearby as well as a cafeteria on the MICO’s campus for students.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who are taking courses in the College of Education and/or College of Arts and Sciences. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
Credits & Courses
All participants, who successfully complete the program’s EDMT 8420; EDUC 3333; or EDUC 7777 course, will receive three semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
The program cost is tentatively set at $2,000, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
• All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
• 11 lunches + 11 dinners
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Price Does NOT Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Public transportation (in Kingston)
• Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
February 15, 2018:
$500 deposit due
March 15, 2018:
April 2, 2018:
Program cost charged to student account
Early May 2018:
$1000 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for Maymester. Study Abroad Scholarships posted by this date.
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Funding & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may eligible for the IEF Scholarship
or the Global Experience Scholarship
. Visit http://mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/prospective/funding-study-abroad
or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 to learn more about scholarships & financial aid for study abroad.
Students interested in applying should click the "Apply Now" button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application.
Highlights of the program are provided below. This itinerary is subject to change. The university reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
: Classes in CEHD, GSU, Atlanta
Depart Atlanta; arrive in Kingston Jamaica; dinner at a Cultural Cuisine
Charles Town Maroon, return via Buff Bay Pass; visit to the Coffee Estate
Kingston: Museums- Bob Marley, Devon House, Liberty Hall-Marcus Garvey; National Gallery
Visit the MICO University- Teacher Educators; The University of the West Indies- Mona Campu
Labor Day Activities- Service Learning; visit Port Royal Museum & Restaurant; Evening Event: Labor Day Concert
School Visit: Tarrant High School; School Visit: John Mills Primary; Evening Event: The Community Theater
School Visit: Manchester High School; School Visit: Mandeville Primary School; Evening Event: Cultural Theater Night at UWI
Visit Dunns River Falls & Green Grotto Caves; visit Rose Hall
Depart for Atlanta
May 29-Jun 1
: Complete and Submit Final Projects
Program Director Contact Info
Dr. Pier Junor Clarke
Office address: Room 604 COE