Maymester Abroad – Maymester Study Abroad Packages In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $200 USD per person
  • Room Types: Hotel Dorm, Double , Single
  • Dates Available: Year Round
  • Project Sites: St. Catherine, Kingston, St. Andrew
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Max Age: 85
  • Min Stay: 1 Week
  • Min Stay: 1 Week
  • Max Stay: 3 Months
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transfers: To & from airport, Daily Transfers

Join Our Maymester Study Abroad Programs In Jamaica

A May Semester, or Maymester as it is often called is a shortened 1 month semester where students can travel abroad to earn credits and experience a new culture. Here at Jamaica International Projects we function as a bridge between students seeking Maymester study abroad programs in Jamaica and local universities who can organize impactful courses that will help students further their course work and earn credits.


We offer a wide range of educational projects for students to embark on, such as engineering, medical sciences, psychology, business management, humanities, tourism and much more. We also offer educational field trips for students to learn about the various aspects of the Jamaican culture, such as Reggae music, Rastafarianism, the Maroons, our economy, the Patois dialect and more.


Our relationships with the University of the West Indies and the University of Technology in Jamaica allow us to create programs that will award students 20 course hours per week, or more depending upon your needs. We can also make arrangement for a faculty advisor to travel with a group of students and arrange a variety of lectures and field tours for your group to do daily, with your faculty advisor awarding your groups credits.


Best of all there are a wide variety of tours and adventures for your group to embark on during weekends and afternoons, such as swimming with dolphins, touring the Bob Marley Museum, climbing cascading waterfalls, zip lining and much, MUCH more!


Your accommodation will also be in a hotel, where you will have the option of sharing a double room with a fellow college mate or having a single room for yourself. All rooms are air conditioned with cable television, are cleaned daily and have pool access. You will also be less than 2 minutes walking distance away from Hellshire Beach.


So if you are looking for memorable Maymester programs to truly immerse yourself into a new culture while earning college credits and having incredible fun, make Jamaica your destination today by applying NOW!


We offer a wide range of projects for you to embark on during your May semester study abroad program in Jamaica.


We Offer The Following Programs During Maymester Abroad In Jamaica:



Our internship programs will help students gain practical experience in the field they are studying in and also complete course hours. Some of the internship placements we offer include journalism, medicine, business management, engineering, dentistry and more.


Cultural Field Trips

If you wish to learn more about the Jamaican culture, we organize cultural field trips that will help you gain a first-hand experience. Visit a Rastafarian village, tour Bob Marley’s museum, learn how to speak our dialect Patois, learn how Appleton Rum is made or tour a hotel and receive a lecture on our tourism industry.


Tours & Excursions

We arrange fun and exciting tour packages for your Maymester study abroad programs in Jamaica so that you can relax and see the best attractions on the island. Some of the most popular tours include Dunn’s River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Luminous Lagoon, scuba diving, zip lining, Chukka Cove, cave exploration and more.


Visit our tours and adventures page to see all of the tours that we offer and add the tours you like to your application.


University Tour & Lecture

You can visit the University of the West Indies here in Jamaica to see how a university in the Caribbean functions. Tour the property and attend a couple lectures.


Here are some activities you can do at the university:

• Purchase merchandise and souvenirs at the bookshop
• Visit points of interest on the campus and take pictures
• Meet with local students
• Network with professors and faculty heads


Community Development Volunteer Programs

As a part of your Maymester programs you can visit a poor community to do some volunteer work. Some community based projects include working in an orphanage, teaching in schools, building and construction, sports coaching and working with children with special needs.


Environmental Conservation Projects

If you would like to lend a hand in the conservation of indigenous plants and animals, these environmental volunteer programs are for you. They are ideal for marine biology students or persons study agricultural science or veterinary medicine. Some projects include sustainable farming, marine life conservation, botanical conservation and ocean clean-up.


Medical Volunteering

Pre-med students and doctors in training can benefit from our medical volunteer programs. By giving your time and sharing your skills, you will be gaining on the job experience in your medical field and assisting the less fortunate while you shadow a doctor. Some medical programs include psychology, dentistry, HIV/AIDS, cancer, eye care, nutrition and more.


Teach A Foreign Language

Bilingual students can volunteer to teach students how to speak, read and write a foreign language. Popular languages to teach are French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German and Mandarin Chinese.

Why You Should Book Your Maymester Abroad Program With Us

Pre-Arrival Support & Planning

We will assist you with planning your Maymester programs from beginning to end. From the moment you apply we will contact you and work with you to customize an itinerary to help you accomplish your goals and also arrange all the projects that you have selected.


Airport Pickup

We will pick you up at the airport here in Jamaica and transport you to your accommodation. We communicate with the 2 major airports in the island so we will keep abreast of your flight to ensure that we meet you at the airport on time regardless of flight delays.


Accommodation Booking

We will assist you with booking your accommodation. We have a partner hotel called the Hellshire Beach Club in Saint Catherine that is located away from the resort areas to offer our guests a more low key and authentic Jamaican experience. You will still receive the comforts of a top resort, such as free Wi-Fi, pool, air conditioned rooms that are cleaned daily etc. It is also only a minute away from Hellshire Beach.


If you would rather stay in a luxury resort in the resort areas, we can assist you with making this booking as well.


Round Trip Transportation

During your Maymester abroad package our drivers will take you to and from all scheduled events. Our vehicles are all insured and our drivers are licensed, courteous and professional.


True Cultural Immersion

You will be truly immersed into our Jamaican culture by joining our programs. Each day you will eat our cuisine, interact with locals, embark on tours and hear Patois, our rich local dialect. You would not gain this cultural immersion at 5 star hotels.


Tropical Climate

The warm tropical marine climate makes Jamaica an ideal destination for Maymester study abroad programs. It is nice and warm during the summer months, and you will truly enjoy visiting beaches, waterfalls and rivers to cool off and sunbathe.


Jamaican Meals

Your package includes an authentic Jamaican breakfast and dinner each day. We use only the freshest organic ingredients to prepare popular Jamaican dishes. We also cater for guests with special dietary restrictions such as diabetes, hypertension, allergies, vegans etc.


24/7 In-Country Support

While you are on the island our team will provide you with 24 hour support in cases of emergency. Whenever you need our assistance we will be there in no time.


Guided Projects

You will be assigned a company guide to accompany you on all excursions and some projects to ensure that things run smoothly and to assist you.


Return To Airport

After your project is complete we will return you to the airport where you will depart Jamaica with newfound friends and vivid memories.

Maymester Study Abroad Project Info


Maymester programs run for as little as 1 week up to a month. Let us know how long you wish to stay on your application form.



The price of your project will depend upon a number of factors such as your accommodation selected, your length of stay, what you will be doing and the number of persons you travel with.


We will provide you with a custom quote after you complete your application.


Apply Now

Ready to join our Maymester study abroad trips to Jamaica? If so fill out our application form and a Program Advisor will contact you and discuss your placement.

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