Student service learning
Student service learning in Jamaica offers the opportunity to sample a new travel experience by combing exciting and rewarding volunteer work with the JOYS of learning.
Jamaica is an exciting place for service and learning as it offers all the tools you will need to develop new skills or find a new interest. This exotic island has crystal clear waters and the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea but there is another side that you’ll not see on the beautiful television commercials. These are the many poor communities with no running water, electricity and very little food. Student service learning volunteers are needed to help in various capacities
Discover the secrets of how these people live and endure the hardships of life each day but still manage to smile. When you learn these life lessons, you’ll get a new focus. By the end of your trip, you’ll feel like a bird which has just learned to fly, as you will do things you’d never imagine yourself capable of.
Here’s just a small taste of what you’ll get during your Student Service Learning trip in Jamaica
- Work on a Service Project: Get the opportunity to work together with other young people on a project. Make a difference as you develop skills and become a leader
- Experience other cultures: Know the Jamaican culture through eating their foods, working with the people, learning about the mountains, rivers, environment and religion
- Get the Community Experience: All the components of the activities will build a community experience
- Relationships: Discover how you can instantly bond with total strangers who you’ll think of as family for the rest of your life
- Learn more about your career path or find a new one
Alternative spring break
Alternative spring break is a chance to break away from the images of the Spring Break that comes to most people‘s mind when they think of Jamaica. If you are not looking to party all night, drink all the alcohol you can get, sun bathe & swim all day, then Alternative Spring break is for you.
For high school and college students looking for International Service learning opportunities during Spring break Jamaica has it all.
Here are just a few of the ways you can make a difference:
Teaching assistant Volunteer
If you enjoy teaching and love the thrill of making a difference in the lives of young people, come to Jamaica and volunteer as a teacher. Working in schools will offer the shortcut to make fast friends while learning about the Jamaican food, language and culture.
Volunteer in an Orphanage
Do you love working with children and want to share your love? Volunteer in an Orphanage and share your interest and skills with young people. Jamaica is a poor country with a high level of unemployment. A trip around the city and towns on the island will see many children especially young boys who are out of school. Many of these end up in Orphanages and Government Homes and are waiting on someone to give them hope.
Do you like to work with your hands doing carpentry, painting, plumbing or other general maintenance work? If you do, come to Jamaica and be part of a team that will make a difference in repairing schools and orphanages.
Alternative Spring break offers students a chance to get real world experience, explore career options and build a resume while making a true difference in the lives of the people you help. And you’ll have fun swimming in the crystal clear Jamaican waters, climbing waterfalls and eating spicy foods.