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Agricultural Education Block I in Jamaica

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Port Antonio, New Kingston, Jamaica
Course # SA 10408
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2022 05/17/22 to 06/03/22

Program Leader

Name Brian Talbert
Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Jamaica is the location for the Agricultural Education Maymester study abroad experience. The course is headquartered at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Education (CASE) located in the Portland Parish in Northeast Jamaica. As Jamaica’s only higher education institution offering programming in agriculture, CASE developed an Agricultural Education program in 1999.

Academic Credit

Students earn six credits of education coursework in EDCI 20500 Exploring Teaching as a Career and EDCI 28500 Multiculturalism in Education


Agricultural Education students and those interested in Agricultural Education are eligible.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated maximum cost $4,600 which includes all course fees and travel expenses.  Cost should be significantly lower due to scholarships and grants. Estimated cost for full-time Purdue degree-seeking students is $2,500.

This cost includes:

$3,400 (program fee, study abroad fee, insurance)

$   100 (textbooks, course packets)

$   200 (meals on own such as in-transit and breakfasts)

$   825 (airfare).  You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Indianapolis Airport. If it is better to fly out of Chicago, we will build the bus cost into the course fees.

Does not include the cost of obtaining a U.S. passport (approximately $135).

In 2014, Purdue University implemented a scholarship program for study abroad. Full-time Purdue University students in the Block I in Jamaica Study Abroad are eligible IF they submit a FAFSA.

Application Deadline

Preferred applications by January 10, 2022.

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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