Wednesday, January 19, 2005

invitation to organizing meeting for summer 2005 trip

Please come to this meeting if you are interested in being involved in planning this semester, and/or traveling with us to Jamaica in June. Mike

We are beginning planning for a Summer I International Service Learning course that will again take students to a rural (non-tourist) area in Jamaica. You are invited to an organizational meeting next week:

January 25, from 4 to 5 pm, in Ritter Hall 303

Please RSVP to or

The course will be a combined undergraduate (upper level) and graduate course in education. It will involve several meetings prior to leaving for Jamaica, starting at the beginning of Summer I; two weeks in Jamaica, and follow up meetings and writing of final papers/reports etc., before the end of the Summer I session. While in Jamaica, students contribute to one of several community development projects: computers in school; eco/edu-tourism development with a farmers cooperative in the Blue Mountains; an education project for teen mothers; education linked to medical/health/sanitation issues. In addition to participating in these community projects, students explore the historical and cultural aspects of the rural area where we will be staying (the Parish of St.Thomas, in Eastern Jamaica). We also take advantage of vicinity to the capital city, Kingston, where we attend some classes at the University of the West Indies, and visit important sights including the National Gallery, the Bob Marley Museum, etc.

Novella Keith
Urban Education Program

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