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  • Locations: Kingston, Jamaica; Yallahs, Jamaica
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Political Science, Sociology
Program Description:
JAMAICA - Spring 2019

Trip Highlights
  • Tour of Kingston
  • Visit National Art Gallery, National Heroes Park, Emancipation Park
  • Visit Devon House and the Bob Marley Museum
  • Tour of Parliament
  • Visit USAID & U.S. Embassy
INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations 3.0
POS 1920 Individualized Study 1.0
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
SYG 2905 Individualized Study 1.0

Estimated Cost
The program fee for the study abroad program to Jamaica will typically cover:
  • Round-trip airfare from Florida to Jamaica
  • All in-country transportation
  • All in-country accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Tours, museums, and other activity fees
  • International insurance 
*Prices subject to change, pending approval

Estimated costs not included in Program Fee:
Tuition $320.31 (3 credits)
Books Currently Unknown
Passport $165
Other Meals $50
Immunizations Refer to Immunization section for required and suggested vaccinations
Personal Spending Money $50
Total $585.31*

*Please note that the Total Estimated Costs not included in the program fee is an approximation and that individuals will differ.

Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program.

Payment Plan
Payment Amount Due Date
$130 (Non-Refundable Deposit & Application Fee) Due with Application
$1,000 November 16, 2018
$1,170 January 4, 2019

*Payment dates are subject to change. Participants will be informed via email if changes occur.

How to Make a Payment:

To make payments, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone. More info here.

If you are not able to make a payment according to the dates assigned by Santa Fe College's International Education Office, it may still be possible for you to join the program; however you will likely incur increased costs.

Local Laws, Special Circumstances, Safety and Security in Jamaica

Please be aware that negative attitudes towards LGBTI issues are widespread in Jamaica. For more information click on the U.S. State Department's website here. Should you have any questions or concerns please speak with the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for this program. 

Carefully read the safety and security information listed on the U.S. State Department's website here and contact the International Education Coordinator and/or faculty leader(s) if you have any questions or concerns. 

Appropriate Dress and Attire
For information on appropriate dress and attire for this study abroad program, click here. If you have questions, please contact faculty leader, Georgia Bianchi at


Please click here to visit the Center for Disease Control website to read about immunization information and requirements for Jamaica.
Click here:  Alachua County Department of Health, to access information about Foreign Travel.

Tentative Trip dates:  March 2, 2019 –March 9, 2019


Day 1:
  • Depart Florida Airport
  • Arrive in Kingston
  • Mini lecture/presentation & Patwa lesson
Day 2:
  • Tour of St. Thomas Parish
  • Visit Reach Fall/Long Bay
Day 3:
  • Leave for Kingston
  • Tour of Kingston
  • Visit National Art Gallery, National Hero Park, Emancipation Park, Devon House, Bob Marley Museum
Day 4:
  • Tour of Parliament in Kingston
  • Meet with Manifesto Jamaica
Day 5:
  • Visit USAID/US Embassy in Kingston
  •  Lecture at UWI with Michael Witter
Day 6:
  • Visit Serge Dairy Farm
  • Lunch in Morant Bay
Day 7:
  • Tour of Coffee Factory/Banana Plantations
Day 8:
  • Depart for Kingston airport

Application & Scholarships

In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and for all Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please complete this online application. (Note that you will have to create an account. Do not try to log in with your Santa Fe credentials).

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Georgia Bianchi
Dr. Bianchi is an Assistant Professor at Santa Fe College. She teaches sociology and bases her research on immigration, children of immigrants and citizenship. Dr. Bianchi has led study abroad trips to Jamaica since 2013.

Jennifer Forshee
Professor Forshee holds an M.A. and Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Florida. Her teaching at Santa Fe College includes Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and the United Nations. She is also the faculty adviser for Santa Fe College's Model UN team. She has co-led the study abroad China program in 2015 and 2017 and the 2018 study abroad program to Jamaica.

This program is pending approval. All figures are subject to change. For more information, contact the International Education Coordinator.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/02/2019 03/09/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.