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Jamaica

This course explores the use of entrepreneurship as a tool for community development in the emerging economy of Jamaica. You will learn how to identify community-based needs and how to develop strategies for meeting those needs through entrepreneurship.

Throughout Spring 2021, you will learn about the nation of Jamaica and its emerging economy, and will work with a local community foundation or organization on a community economic development initiative.

You must enroll in ENT 399 - Using Entrepreneurship to Advance Community Economic Development in Jamaica. This three-credit course may be counted toward many areas, including toward the BA in Arts Leadership as well as the FPA minor (based on specific disciplines: Theatre, Visual Arts, Music or Dance).

  • Dates: March 13-21, 2021
  • Application Deadline: October 30, 2020
  • Estimated Costs: $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.

Requirements

  • Must enroll in ENT 399 - Using Entrepreneurship to Advance Community Economic Development in Jamaica
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of departure
  • Students under any active form of academic or disciplinary probation at the time of departure will not be permitted to participate in the program.

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Contact

Professor Rasheda Weaver
Email: rweaver@iona.edu and/or studyabroad@iona.edu