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Spring Break Program in Jamaica

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This course explores the use of entrepreneurship as a tool for community development in the emerging economy of Jamaica. Students will learn how to identify community-based needs and how to develop strategies for meeting those needs through entrepreneurship. Throughout Spring 2020, students will learn about the nation of Jamaica and its emerging economy, develop a fundraising project to cover their airfare expenses, and will work with a local community foundation or organization on a community economic development initiative.

Dates and Destinations

Dates: March 13-21, 2021

Application Deadline: October 30, 2020

Destinations: Kingston, Spanishtown, Negril, and Ocho Rios

The Course

Course Code: ENT 399
Course Title: Using Entrepreneurship to Advance Community Economic Development in Jamaica

This course fulfills many sections for graduation, including credits toward the BA in Arts Leadership as well as the FPA minor (based on specific disciplines: Theatre, Visual Arts, Music or Dance).

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The estimated cost per participant of this program is $3,000. This includes the 3 credit course, roundtrip airfare, on site transportation, hotel accommodations, all meals, comprehensive health insurance, and all cultural excursions in Kingston, Spanishtown, Ocho Rios, and Negril.


For more information please contact Professor Rasheda Weaver at and/or studyabroad@edu.

A GPA minimum of 2.5 is required to participate in this program.