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 the 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 La Romana 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: Tentative March 4 to March 14, 2019
Estimate: $2,100.00 (Estimated Cost)
Housing/Accommodations: Local Hotels
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. Pre-payment does not propose course registration availability. *Additional payment details, including final cost, payment, and due dates are forthcoming.