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Service Learning in Jamaica (Winter 2012-2013)


Winter Term 2014-2015

Applications for the 2014-15 program are closed. The Jamaica Progam is scheduled to return for Winter Term 2016-2017.

Get into the field and learn the meaning of service learning.  This program combines a course on campus during the 2015-2016 Winter Term with service learning projects in the famous Alpha Schools of central Kingston, Jamaica during Spring Recess to create a unique Learning Community.  Work with Music and Education faculty in the classroom and on-site in Kingston, Jamaica.  This is a hands-on learning experience which combines two different disciplines and offers students the chance to learn and teach alongside young Jamaicans. 

Faculty Contacts:  Dr. Mike Egan (Education) and Dr. Frederick Jaeschke (Music)

Program Dates:  December 2015-March 2016 (Travel is during Spring Break.)

Program Cost: Estimated fee for 2014-15 is $2,990 The fee includes airfare, room & board in Jamaica, ground transportation, excursions, insurance.  It does not include discretionary spending.

Financial Aid:  As this program does not include tuition charges, only travel expenses, financial aid for the Spring Term cannot be applied to the program costs.  These costs are in addition to the tuition and room/board charges for the term of the program.  This program is Augie Choice eligible for all students who have completed 6 terms or 60 credits (junior status) or higher at the time of departure.  Transfer students who have also completed 3 terms or 30 credits at Augustana are also eligible for the Augie Choice grant.

Academics:  This program is an experiential Learning Community (LC) composed of two Education courses (262 and 263) carrying Human Values and Existence (PH) perspectives and the Global Diversity (G) suffix.  Students will be able to take other courses during Winter Term as all travel is over the Christmas Recess.

This program is open only to full-time Augustana students.  Funds from Augie Choice are available for this program to any student with Junior status (60 credits or more) at the time of the program departure.