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Location: Jamaica

Semester: Spring 2020

Course Information: International Studies – 3 Credit Core Course

Course Code: IS 398 Jamaica

Lead Faculty: Dr. Terri Poore

Travel Assistant: Prof. Cara Wood

Course Title: Generational Poverty and Youth in the Jamaica

Course Description: This course will take a cultural journey through the rich heritage of Jamaica. Students will research and gain insight into the issues impacting local youth and generational poverty that exists. Students will have the opportunity to work with two organizations that are helping build sustainable solutions to educational, social and economic challenges that face the youth. The organizations are Christian based organizations that work with youth in the area of Jamaica. This course will explore the impact of poverty on the family unit and its’ development abroad as well as within our own country.

Travel Dates: March 8 to March 15, 2020

Travel fee/Course fee: $2,190.00

Housing/Accommodations: Local accommodations – Mission style.

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Eligibility Requirements: Anderson students are eligible to enroll in an international study course (AU Abroad) with their advisor’s approval. This includes freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, scholarship eligibility depends upon class rank, GPA and financial need. 

Scholarship Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to help reduce the cost of the travel fee, which is an additional charge as part of student’s registration for the program. The AU Abroad scholarship ranges up to $1,000.00 and is awarded upon eligibility, GPA and financial need.  To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship, students must be a junior or senior. However, students who are sophomores in the nursing and/or education major are eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship. (This exception is made because nursing and education majors have limited availability for classes in their junior and senior year.) First-year students are not eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship but can register and take any international studies course with academic approval. 

Registration: Students can register for an international studies course by registering for the class with their semester courses during the regular semester registration cycle. Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding how the IS 398 (AU Abroad) course will be used before registering for the class. AU Abroad is an international studies course, and is designed as a core course. 

Payment: Payment can be made in person at Anderson Central (G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center) or online through self-service. You can pre-pay for any AU Abroad program by depositing funds within the semester account in which the class will take place. Please advise Anderson Central that the pre-payment is for AU Abroad, as well as the semester and which country you will be traveling.

Payment Schedule:

October 26, 2019 – $400

November 10, 2019 – $400

November 26, 2019 400.00

December 4, 2019 – $400

December 10, 2019 – $590 (balance minus any AU Abroad Scholarship)

Payments can be made to Anderson Central or online.  Please indicate it is for Spring 2020 and Jamaica.