ASB Jamaica will take you to Seaford Town, Jamaica, where you will study tropical farming methods and their impact on the local ecology.
This trip is partnered with the Faculty of Science, and will be led by Dean Chris Houser. Students participating in this ASB can earn service learning course credit through the Faculty of Science.
This trip will focus on cultural immersion, agriculture, ecology, and education. Through Dr. Houser's person contacts, you will be uniquely embedded into Jamaican culture through a variety of community engagement activities. In addition to community development and issues surrounding farming practices, you will visit local schools and work with young children on water resource monitoring, live in an old army barracks, and participate in community events.
Students will arrive to/depart from Montego Bay and spend time in Seaford Town. They will meet with local community and professional leaders; serve in local schools and farms; and explore the country and culture through field trips, local presenters, and community events.
ASB Jamaica Team:
1 student leader
2 faculty, staff, or graduate student leaders
ASB Program fee: $150
Jamaica costs: $750 (Includes in-country transportation, accommodation, most meals, and activity fees)
Return Flight: $700
Costs of optional activities not included.
NOTE: You will be responsible for booking your air travel. If you are able to use travel points, etc., you may be able to travel more cheaply.
Dates: February 15-23, 2020