Jamaica: Politics, Identity, and Culture in International Perspective: Study Abroad in Jamaica

Summer Session I - 2013

Jamaica provides a rich location for the study of the interplay of politics, identity, and culture in international perspective. Students will look at how the local environment impacted and was impacted by the world environment, as well as the development of Jamaican identity in a global context, sugar and the world economy, Jamaican migrations, and the development of Black identity in the United States. Participants will live near and study on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in shared rooms. Morning classroom lectures will be complemented by afternoon excursions and two weekend excursions.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

Program Dates

June 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013

Program Fee

$3,203 (includes international airfare, health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Jamaica, two weekend excursions, program-related admissions, housing, and some meals)

Additional Costs

Brooklyn College tuition. Non-tuition out-of-pocket costs include estimated costs for personal expenses and out-of-pocket meals.

Courses and Credits

Participants will register for the following three-credit couse:

  • POLS 3501: Special Topics: Politics, Identity, and Culture in International Perspective - Study Abroad in Jamaica

Financial Aid / Scholarships

Financial aid does apply, and alternative loans are available. Scholarships that apply to this program are: SASA, Gilman, Furman, STOCS, among others. (See the Scholarship listing on the IEGE website).

How to Apply

Application Deadline

March 15, 2013 Deadline extended to April 5, 2013

More Information

Professor Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome (Program Director)
Department of Political Science
3413 James Hall
718.951.5000, Ext. 1742
E-mail: MOkome@brooklyn.cuny.edu

International Education and Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
718.951.5189
E-mail: iege@brooklyn.cuny.edu