Friday, June 20, 2008

IUPUI Students Head to Jamaica

"Global Learning in Jamaica: Service and Culture" will take students from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis to the Caribbean for a month beginning in mid-July.

The program begins with six class hours in the U.S. prior to departure for Jamaica, and students will attend four class-hours in the U.S. upon their return. Both classroom and service-learning are planned in Jamaica.

The students will journey to a small fishing village in southwestern Jamaica, where they will coordinate and teach at a youth day camp for 7-12 year olds, live with local families, and gain a global education from within the specifics of Jamaican culture.

The program is looking for donations of items for the day camp, which can be brought to either IUPUI or Indiana University Bloomington: arts and crafts supplies, athletic equipment, prices, school supplies and other necessities.

For details, contact the instructor, Hilary E. Kahn, an anthropologist.

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