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International Student Teaching Jamaica
Mandeville, Jamaica (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
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Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
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Areas of Study:
Early Childhood Education, Education, Physical Education
Program Description:
Program Description:
International Student Teaching- Jamaica

Location: Mandeville Jamaica

Terms: Fall and Spring
Tentative Dates: (1/3.19- 2/6.19)
Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Website: http// "UWW Educators in Jamaica"
Application Deadlines:
Fall semester: February 15th
Spring Semester: October 1st 



The Program:

The Jamaica Student Teacher Program is organized much like a traditional travel study course, program participants and the faculty advisor travel together to Jamaica and will live and work among Jamaicans for the duration of the student teaching placement in the mountains surrounding Manchester Parish. Participants have an opportunity to present at a National Conference (not mandatory).For approximately 4 weeks during Winterim, Students will student teach in Mandeville Jamaica with the faculty advisor. This will satisfy part of the student's student teaching placement.

Eligible Licensure Areas

Qualifying programs are subject to change based on placement, availability and departmental requirements. Currently eligible programs include
  • Early Childhood/ Special Education
  • MC/EA (Elementary Education)
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education (Especially Math, Science and Spanish)  
  • Special Education



During their stay in Jamaica students stay in a cottage on the campus of Church Teachers' College in Mandeville with the convenience of the market and stores within walking distance. Transportation to student teaching placements is typically provided by the teachers from the schools.  

Student Life and Surroundings

Mandeville has a population of approximately 72,000. Mandeville has a town square, parish church and clock tower, and many large, elegant early nineteenth-century houses line the winding streets in the town center. The grassy square is somewhat like a village green and Mandeville has been described as the most English town in Jamaica.


Estimated Cost of Program

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Program fee: Accommodation, some meals, transfers, faculty expenses


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*Personal expenses and recommended immunizations are not included in the total cost.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants

Participants in the Student Teaching Jamaica program are financial-aid eligible. Students can pick up application forms in the Center for Global Education. After filling out the application, an appointment will need to take place with Financial Aid [ (262) 472- 1130 ] about the student's financial needs.

For information about study abroad scholarships, the Wisconsin State Grant for Study Abroad, and for deadlines and application procedures click here.

Passports and Visa Requirements

Students Participating in the program are not required to obtain a Visa. However, Students will need a to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the scheduled departure date.


UW-W Faculty Coordinator

Amy Stevens
Special Education Department
Office: Winther 5039
Tel: 262-472-5817

 Global Experiences Coordinator

Dan Colleran
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)

Office of Global Experiences
Student Diversity, Engagement & Success

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