Jamaica

Jamaica 2013 -- Education
Education students accompanied Professor David Stoloff to Jamaica during the January wintersession and spent a week serving as teaching aides at primary and high schools in Jamaica, correcting papers, helping out with lessons and interacting with the students.

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Jamaica 2011 -- Education
During Spring Break 2011, Education Professor David Stoloff and Julisa de Los Santos, housing director for Burnap Hall, led a global field experience to Montego Bay in northwestern Jamaica. The purpose of the visit was to expand partnerships with Jamaican schools for future service-learning projects.

This year’s group of students, which included seven undergraduates studying education as well as sociology, biology, psychology, English and history, visited students and educators in an infant school, a primary school, a junior high school, three high schools, Montego Bay Community College, Sam Sharpe Teachers College and the Jamaican Ministry of Education. The group also had opportunities to enjoy Jamaican culture, food, music, art, and dance and to learn about the aspirations of the Jamaican people. Another global field experience is planned for Spring Break 2012. For more information, contact Professor Stoloff at stoloffd@easternct.edu.

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Jamaica 2011 -- Social Work
During spring break in March 2011, 12 Social Work majors, accompanied by Associate Professor of Social Work and Sociology Robert J. Wolf, travelled to Jamaica to participate in social work activities in the Montego Bay area of Jamaica.

During their one-week stay, they worked with children in Logwood Basic pre-school, had a tour of a Juvenile Court, participated in an anti- HIV/AIDS program at Rusea High School, and travelled to a nearby beach to display anti-HIV/AIDS literature. In addition, they visited a group home for physically and mentally challenged children and conducted a government needs-assessment survey of a local community.

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Jamaica 2010 -- Environmental Earth Science and Political Science
During Spring Break 2010, Environmental Earth Science Professor Fred Loxsom and Political Science Professor Helma de Vries accompanied 12 Eastern students to Lucea, Jamaica to build a wind turbine to provide electricity to the local high school.

The group not only built the turbine but also visited local wind farms; enjoyed the scenic ocean and inland setting; and had an opportunity to get to know members of the local community.

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