Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network
. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for the password.
Please click the link for the Jamaica Cultural Immersion in Education brochure
Please click the link for the Program Description for Medical Evaluations (coming soon!)
Jamaica Cultural Immersion in Education, a study abroad program, offered during the Maymester 2016, 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, Mathematics and Statistics Department. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
CREDITS AND COURSES
All participants, who successfully complete the program’s EDCI 4100, EDMT 8420; EDUC 3333; and/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) meals
• 11 nights at the Hotel
• 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: $600.00 Deposit with application
March 15: $600.00 Second Payment
April 4: $800.00 Remaining balance
***all payments are non-refundable upon receipt***
Program Deposit Payments
: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS. Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance
: Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account. Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit www.gsu.edu/studyabroad or contact the Office of International Initiatives, Study Abroad Programs at 404/413-2529 for more information. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 404/413-2400 for information on how financial aid might apply toward the program.
Transient Students: Please see Transient Student section under the Explore & Apply tab at mystudyabroad.gsu.edu.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404/413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
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
Devon House/Emancipation Park – Reflections!
Visit the Maroons in Charlestown, Portland + Students’ reflections
Cultural immersion in Middle Schools: teach, observe, & reflect; Visit Church’s College in Mandeville, Jamaica
Cultural immersion in High Schools: teach, observe, and reflect
Visit MICO University – Teacher Educators/Preservice Teachers + students’ activities & reflections / Port Royal
The University of the West Indies – Mona Campus + student activities & reflections;
Visiting the National Gallery of Jamaica/Lunch/Visiting the Bob Marley’s Museum ; Attend to Reflections/A Cultural Evening Event
Depart from Kingston
May 30-Jun 3
: Complete and Submit Final Projects
Program Director: Dr. Pier Junor Clarke
Office address: Room 604 COE
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.