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  • Locations: Kingston, Jamaica; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Negril, Jamaica
  • Program Terms: Winterim
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA: 2.30 (may be flexible) Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin
Academic Pre-requisites: 1-credit course in Fall (second half of the semester) in preparation for the program. Click here for a definition of this term Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Language: English Involvement Opportunities: Volunteer/Service Learning
Housing Options: Hotel, Residence Hall Program Manager: Jeff DeGrave
Program Description:

Program Summary & Location

Transnationalism and Tourism in Jamaican Culture is a Winterim Immersion course. The 3-week program will explore transnationalism as it plays out in Jamaican history, the tourism industry, and contemporary musical, religious, and visual cultures. Students will explore sites of cultural production, visit Rastafarian and Jamaica FLMaroon communities, and spend time in both the tourist center of Montego Bay and the financial center of Kingston.  

Jamaica has a rich history and culture that makes it a productive site to explore how culture is both local and transnational. Montego Bay has a long history of colonialism (first visited by Christopher Columbus in 1494), is a central site of slave revolts in the 19th century, and is currently a center of international tourism. Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, was settled in the 17th century after an earthquake destroyed Port Royal, a city known for its privateering and piracy, and boomed in the 1960s with Jamaican independence from Great Britain and the international attention given to reggae. 


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Academics - Jamaica FL 

Student Life

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Support - Jamaica FL

Housing & Meals

We will be staying in hotels in Montego Bay and Kingston, and students will share double or triple rooms. Breakfast is provided by the hotels and, generally, lunch and dinner will be individual expenses not included in the program cost. We will eat some meals as a group in restaurants, and some meals will be on your own. Wireless internet will be provided by the hotels in Montego Bay and Kingston.


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Winter 2020 

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? You can schedule an appointment with Jeff DeGrave, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator by calling 715-836-4471 or emailing

Find even more program specific information. Content in guide was last updated September 2019.
2020 Jamaica Faculty-Led Program Guide

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