Alternative Spring Break

Jamaica

Jamaica

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Community Partner

International Service Learning

Themes*

Good Health and Well-Being, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken from: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 18 - 25, 2017

Number of Participants

15 Student Participants
1 Student Team Leader
2 Faculty/Staff Team Leaders

Activities

Participants in the ASB Jamaica experience will assist Jamaican physicians in an under-serviced community.  They will be involved in patient interviews, recording symptoms, taking blood pressure, respiratory rate with the assistance of physicians, and also visit homes in the community to notify community members of the clinic and provide appointment times.

Please Note: all activities are directed supervised by trained physicians.

Goals

International Service Learning (ISL) aims to simultaneously provide educational opportunities for students from developed countries while providing services for developing countries (including employment opportunities for health professionals, cooks, etc.)

Cost

$3,000 CAD

Trip cost covers:

Medical Precautions

Participants must visit their family doctor or a travel clinic to ensure that their immunizations are up to date, and that there are no health concerns for travel. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.

Sample Day

7:00 am:

Wake up and get ready

8:00 am:

Eat breakfast at camp

9:00 am:

Leave for clinic

10:00 am:

Set up clinic and begin work

5:00 pm:

Pack up clinic

6:00 pm:

Arrive back at camp and eat dinner

7:00 pm:

Team Reflection

8:30 pm:

Seminar, suture, movie night

10:00 pm:

Bedtime

Accommodations

Participants will sleep in shared accommodations (2 people in a room, with a shared bathroom) operated by ISL. Sheets/towels are provided. 

Meals

Meals are prepared in-house by ISL staff or at approved local restaurants, and reflect a variety of local foods (rice, beans, chicken, tortillas, plantains, etc.) Students with specific dietary restrictions may wish to bring supplementary snacks.

Recreational activities may include visiting a beautiful white sand beach or swimming in Dunn's River Falls