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Study Abroad in Jamaica

Written by Chris Herman


        Eastern students and faculty will return to Hanover Parish in Jamaica in March.

Willimantic, Conn. - The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Eastern Connecticut State University is conducting a three-credit Tier II Cultural Perspective course titled "Global Education Field Experience in Jamaica" from March 17 to March 24.

Students will serve as teaching aides at an infant, primary, junior high and/or high school in Hanover or St. James parishes in Jamaica. Eastern students will also have the opportunity to study ecotourism; interact with Jamaican teachers and students; and experience Jamaican culture and history.

Students participating in the excursion will stay at the Global Villa in Lucea. Students will have the opportunity to swim with dolphins in Lucea and Bull's Beach near Global Villa. Assignments and activities for the course will include visiting a family court, orphanage, a pre-school, a high school sex education class and conducting a community survey in rural Jamaica.   Highlights of the trip will include sightseeing locations at Rick's CafĂ© and Bloody Bay in Negril and the Hip Strip in Montego Bay.

For more information on the class trip, contact David Stoloff at or (860) 465-5501.


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