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  • Locations: Mandeville, Jamaica
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** 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.
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: March 15th
Spring Semester: October 15th

Website Click Here
1st Application  Permission Form to ST Abroad 2-2023.docx


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

CGE  Fee




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


CISI Insurance




Total Cost (estimated)


*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 first fill out the permission to study form. After filling out the form, the student calls 262-472-5759 to set up an appointment with Dan to get his signature. Later students fill out the online application here and then they can meet with the financial aid office.

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

Dr. Courtney Wilt
Special Education Department
Office: Winther 5039
Tel: 262-472-1225

 Global Experiences Coordinator

Han Ngo
205 McCutchan Hall
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)

Center for Global Education
Student Diversity, Engagement & Success