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  • Locations: Moore Town, Jamaica
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2018 12/20/2017 01/08/2018 05/12/2018 06/02/2018
Program Description:


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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Jamaican Study Tour explores the history and culture of the Jamaican Maroons in Mooretown, Jamaica and their descendants.The 'Maroons' were Africans who escaped from slave labor on plantations and ran to the mountain areas where they could 'hide from prying eyes.' Their remarkable history of resistance against slavery dates back to 1665.In Jamaica they were able to build highly organized societies by incorporating African traditional customs into their social order. Prominent figures of JA maroon history such as Granny Nanny(whose film documentary will be viewed as part of the Orientation for the trip), Marcus Garvey and Captain Kojo will be examined to identify their legendary legacies.


Some academic and cultural learning opportunities include:
  • Marcus Garvey Monument
  • Bob Marley Museum 
  • Dunn Falls
  • Croydon Plantation
  • Spanish Town
PROGRAM LEADER
Dr. Ernest Emenyonu, professor and Chair of the Africana Studies Department at University of Michigan-Flint is a specialist in African Literature, a subject he has taught in Nigerian universities and across the United States on many university campuses. He has traveled to various parts of the world to give talks on African Literature, and has published over 100 hundred journal articles and more than two dozen books on African Literature, including two edited critical volumes on Chinua Achebe, Africa's leading novelist of the 20th century.

 
ELIGIBILITY
  • All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply
  • All majors are eligible to apply
  • Guest Students are eligible to apply
  • 2.50 GPA minimum 
COURSE REGISTRATION
This is a 3-credit course being offered in Summer 2017. Students are required to register for:
  • INT 394/594 – Special Topic in Study Abroad
PROGRAM COST
The program fee is is $2,326.95. This includes round trip airfare to Jamaica, housing, some meals, health, cultural activities, health insurance, and transportation in Jamaica for program activities. 

Additional costs: Tuition/fees, passport, other meals, visa fee, personal expenses

NOTABLE DEADLINES
  • Application, Deposit, & Recommendation: December 20, 2017
  • 1/3 Program Fee: January 19, 2018
  • 1/3 Program Fee: February 16, 2018
  • 1/3 Program Fee: March 16, 2018
  • Final program fee balance: March 26, 2018
  • Submit all Pre-Travel Items: April 16, 2018
  • Withdraw: January 15, 2018
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Scholarships are available for degree-seeking UM-Flint students. You must have 2.50 GPA minimum to qualify. Your program application and recommendation will be reviewed for scholarship purposes. 

WITHDRAWAL
Withdrawals must be submitted in M-Flint WorldLink or to StudyAbroad@umflint.edu on or before 11:59pm on January 15, 2018. Students who withdraw after this date will be responsible for paying the full program fee.

APPLY
Click below to apply to this program. A $100 non-refundable fee is required at the time of application. The fee must be submitted via check or money order—written to “UM-Flint”—and submitted to the Education Abroad Office. Applications submitted without application fee will not be considered. 

 
The University may at any point cancel a program due to unforeseen reasons, including but not limited to low student enrollment and health and safety concerns in the host destination.