University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2020: Jamaica AFRA - micro

Program Dates January 11, 2020 - February 01, 2020
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program.

Study history and culture in Jamaica, a beautiful country full of rich culture and heritage. Students will also enjoy the food, natural beauty, winter Caribbean weather, history, safe environment, and friendly people.

Based at the University of the West Indies at Mona, you’ll interact with a variety of people as you study history, and culture. In addition, you’ll learn about reggae, religion, food, politics and history through visits to galleries, museums, music venues, and cultural sites. Walking the streets of Kingston is a visual adventure. This winter session program includes a variety of excursions in Bob Marley museum, Maroon Mountain and includes a weekend trip to a farm.

Students reside in single rooms in the dormitories at UWI at Mona, with all meals provided when the group is in Kingston. Meals are not provided on approximately four excursion days.

Whether you’re interested in the political history, reggae music, or seeing gorgeous waterfalls, the Winter session in Jamaica is your chance to learn about African diaspora culture in the Caribbean.

The Program Fee includes housing in single campus dormitory rooms, all program-related events and excursions, most meals, in-country transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Jamaica, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Jamaica. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure). All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
AFRA 332-070: History of Caribbean II (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 332-070: History of Caribbean II (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-214: Study Abroad - Jamaica AFRA (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,590.00$4,269.00
Final Program Fee$2,375.00$2,375.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $3,995.00$6,674.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$600.00$600.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Drew Brown
Faculty Director
Africana Studies
427 Ewing Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2019
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 30, 2019

Interest Meetings:
02/26/2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 236 Purnell Hall
03/04/2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 203 Ewing Hall
03/18/2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Center for Black Culture, 192 S. College Ave.
04/15/2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, 416 Ewing Hall
04/15/2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, 416 Ewing Hall
09/09/2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, 416 Ewing Hall
09/09/2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, 416 Ewing Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.