College Study Abroad Programs Jamaica

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Jamaica is a prime destination for college study abroad programs and alternative breaks, being a tropical island with a vibrant culture and blessed with a rich history. Rum, Reggae music, Rastafarianism, coffee, food, language and even our very way of life are some of the top reasons why Jamaica is such an ideal location for study abroad programs for college students.

While we can arrange many educational exercises for your project, we can also include service learning activities so that your students can give back, earn volunteer service hours and complete a tangible project that will benefit the lives of the less fortunate in Jamaica, while honing their sense of teamwork and utilizing their skills and knowledge.

By joining our college study abroad programs in Jamaica you will get all the perks of going to Costa Rica, Mexico or other popular tropical countries. Jamaica, however, is a much more suitable option, as we are not overcrowded like these other countries during summer and spring breaks, so your groups will get enough time to properly enjoy each activity planned.

Some Perks Of Our College Study Abroad Programs

  • 10% off all tours & adventures
  • Study abroad certificate
  • 40 or more work hours each week
  • Daily mentorship sessions
  • Jamaican culture course
  • Patois (local dialect) language course
  • All projects and lessons pre-arranged by us


Group Leaders

We encourage that your group travel with 1 leader for every 10 students joining our study abroad programs for college students in Jamaica. Our packages include a full suite of support service for group leaders, including:

  • Removing the college study abroad programs processing fee for leaders
  • We offer special services for your students, such as birthday specials, providing you with a local cell phone, arranging supermarket and atm stops as needed and more
  • If you have any special requests or requirements, such as meeting areas at your accommodation, obtaining special equipment such as projectors or whiteboards, arranging meetings with local professors, visiting our local universities and more
  • Group leaders receive discounts off their trips, and in some cases may get to travel free of cost

Curriculum For College Study Abroad Programs

When planning your project, we provide you full pre-arrival support and planning that commences the moment you contact us. This includes working with you to create a unique curriculum and itinerary for your project, prepare quotes and proposals, prepare adventure packages, liaise with local partners and professors, booking all reservations and much more. We believe in making planning study abroad programs as painless and hassle-free as possible, so just focus on enrolling your students while we take care of all the heavy lifting.

Study Abroad Programs For College Students Activities

  • Spend a day at a local university getting a lecture from a Jamaican lecturer, interacting with students, touring the campus and visiting their bookshop
  • Visit local museums and galleries to learn about music, arts, the economy and more
  • Experience cultural field trips to go to a Rastafarian or Maroon village, explore coffee fields, learn how rum and sugar are made and so on
  • Step into our past by touring modern day plantations, haunted houses, and national landmarks
  • Go on walking tours of historic cities and towns such as Falmouth, Spanish Town, and Kingston
  • Learn about Jamaican food, dances, and our language Patois
  • Engage in thrilling adventures such as zip lining, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding and more
  • Go to children homes, schools, charities, and low-income communities to do volunteer work such as painting, cleaning, construction and more.

These are just a few examples. We work with group leaders to customize a package that is just right for your students, and the goal of your project.

Academic Credit/Service Learning Hours

Our college study abroad programs can easily be modified to award your students with credits towards their courses, or towards completing community service hours. Our projects are all highly flexible and can be customized to best suit your group’s needs.

Arrival Support

On the first day of your study abroad programs for college students, we will provide you with an orientation about Jamaica, Jamaica International Projects, your activities and health, and safety procedures. You will also receive your printed itineraries and cell phones for your leaders.

In Country Support

While in Jamaica you will be assigned a dedicated Project Advisor who will be on call to answer all of your questions, comments, and concerns. We also offer your entire group 24-hour emergency support.

Departure Support

Before your departure back home, we will award each member of your group with your study abroad certificate to commemorate your successful completion of our study abroad programs for college students.

Recommended To Take With You

  • Money to purchase lunch ($3 – $5 USD per day)
  • Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
  • Any supplies or equipment to help you perform scheduled activities
  • A camera to take pictures
  • Sunscreen
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A laptop, tablet or smartphone to take notes
  • Cash for any shopping or excursions
  • Water shoes



We only use trained drivers, safe accommodations and arrange guided outings on our college study abroad programs


We have some of the most delicious food in the world, from jerk, curries, patties and more. We also cater for all diets and allergies


Get a first-hand look into the Jamaican culture by working with a Jamaican own and operated business and supporting brand Jamaica


Your students will learn how to speak, write and read Patois, our local dialect. You will hear it intertwined with English all around

Learning Haven

Between our rich history, vibrant culture, stunning natural attractions, tropical marine climate, and rich nightlife, you will learn a lot

Complete Support

We support you and your students from the moment you contact us, while you are in Jamaica, and after you depart back home

Hassle-Free Transfers

All transfers are included in our study abroad programs for college students, including to and from the airport and all planned outings


We work with a wide range of accommodations for you to choose from, such as houses, hotels, guest houses, apartments, and more



Barnetts Homestay Photo

Barnett’s Home Stay

This is the family home of our Managing Director, where you can stay with Jomo and his family. This option houses up to 10 people comfortably in dorm rooms equipped with air conditioning.

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Port Royal Grand Hotel

Grand Port Royal Hotel

We have partnered with this 3-star hotel just outside of Kingston to accommodate our groups. They have a bar, swimming pool, spa, restaurant, marina and more, and we work with them to offer full support

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Custom Group Accommodations

College study abroad programs groups may also choose any accommodation across Jamaica, such as all-inclusive resorts, villas, dorms and more. We can take care of booking your accommodation if you desire.

Daily Meals

Study abroad programs for college students include your daily breakfast and dinner. We cater to special dietary needs such as gluten allergies, vegans, diabetics and more.


Airport Pickup

Fly into either Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN) or Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MJB) and we will transfer you to your accommodation.

Daily Transfers

You will be transferred safely to and from your accommodation to your planned activities each day by our drivers.

Tour Transfers

For your tours, cultural field trips, and excursions, your Project Advisor will accompany you to point out important landmarks, assist you with entry into the various activities, provide you with your ticket and act as a guide. You will be transferred to and from all excursions and outings.

Return To Airport

At the end of your college study abroad programs, we will transfer you back to the airport on time to catch your flight back home.

Sample Curriculum

Day 1Arrive At Airport in Jamaica

Arrive at the airport in Montego Bay or Kingston, depending upon your accommodation location. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. You will be formally welcomed and receive orientation for our college study abroad programs.

Day 2Volunteer or Service Learning Exercise

Day 3Cultural Field Trip

Day 4Historic Field Trip

Day 5Explore Your City & Nightlife

Day 6Food, Language & Religion

Day 7Adventure/Excursion

Day 8Depart Jamaica


Our college study abroad programs have varying prices, based on the accommodation you choose, your group’s size, how long you will stay and the activities that you choose.

Standard Pricing For Study Abroad Programs For College Students

NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person

Study Abroad Processing Fees (Add to total)

1 Person – $300
5 or more people – $200 per person

Barnett’s Home Stay

Dorm Room

1 Week – $830
2 Weeks – $1,360
3 Weeks – $1,990
4 Weeks – $2,620
Extra Weeks – $630 per week

Grand Port Royal Hotel Accommodation Package

Dorm Room

1 Week – $1,075
2 Weeks – $1,850
3 Weeks – $2,725
4 Weeks – $3,600
Extra Weeks – $875 per week

Double Room

1 Week – $1,215
2 Weeks – $2,130
3 Weeks – $3,145
4 Weeks – $4,160
Extra Weeks – $1,015 per week

Price Includes

  • Pre-arrival support and assistance
  • Arranging all planned activities and assisting with creating curriculum
  • Orientation and support documentation
  • Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation
  • Return transfer to the airport
  • Dorm or double room with one of our partner accommodations. Accommodations equipped with fans or ac, bunk or double beds, kitchen access, free wifi, cable television, bathroom, security features and more
  • Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Daily cultural training session (certificate awarded at the end)
  • Patois classes
  • Daily mentorship/review of the day’s activities
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Study Abroad certificate upon successful completion of your project
  • 10% Discount off all tours and adventures
  • Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks

Price Excludes

  • Tour, adventure or cultural field trip (can be arranged for an additional cost)
  • Additional transfers
  • Lunch
  • Additional Meals
  • Personal shopping money
  • Airfare expenses or taxes
  • Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance

About Our Prices

The prices listed above are the standard study abroad programs for college students rates using our accommodation partners. You can customize this project by adding activities, tours, adventures, cultural field trips, and customize the trip to your liking, at an additional cost.

We also have large group discounts, so if you have 10 or more students we will provide you with a special quote.

Payment Methods

You can choose between two payment methods for our college study abroad programs:

Credit Card: For payments less than $8,000 USD, you may choose to pay with a credit card. All credit card payments will incur a 4% processing fee.

Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $8,000 USD, you will have to pay via wire transfer. This method of payment will also incur a processing fee that you will be responsible to cover, which may vary depending on your bank of choice.

You can allow your students to either pay individually or as a group.


  • We spent two weeks in Jamaica alternating between painting bedrooms in JNCH and exploring Jamaica through excursions. Our food was provided by a fantastic catering company who gave us traditional Jamaica eating experience every night. Port Royal hotel was ideal for us as we could stay for the full two weeks. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had!

    Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation
  • WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. This was a life changing experience. The children were so great. They gave me and taught me so much more than I gave them. This was one of the most satisfying trips I’ve ever done. Jomo, his mother and Dwayne were great hosts and caretakers. Jamaica and its people will forever be in my heart.

    Christelle Ugbaja
  • Unforgettable experience! All of you should try it. It was only my first-time volunteering and I’d love to do it again through the same Jamaica International Projects.

    Asimina Kosti-Stavri
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Do you want to work with Jamaica International Projects? Book some time on our calendar for a partnership meeting or for travel agent arrangements.


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