Alternative Spring Break

Jamaica

Jamaica

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 17 - 25, 2018 (Due to time of flight from Toronto, the group will be departing Western the afternoon of February 16.  Please note return date of Sunday, February 25, 2018)

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.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Alternative Spring Break 2018 program, students participating in this experience will be able to:

Cost

$3,200 CAD (cost subject to change)

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