Take your students out of the classroom and into the real world by exploring and learning about Jamaica on our study abroad high school programs. There are many aspects of Jamaica that will have your students educated and entertained, such as our culture, Reggae music, our history, language, national monuments, our food and more.
As Jamaica’s top volunteer organization, we also incorporate volunteer and service learning aspects to our projects as well, so your students can give back, complete a project and complete volunteer service hours, all at the same time. For example, if your group is studying beach erosion, we could arrange a beach research and cleanup exercise at the Hellshire beach that can be conducted by your students. This is just one example, as the possibilities are endless.
Ready to book your high school study abroad trip, or perhaps you wish to learn more about our programs? Continue reading this article, and submit an enquiry if you would like to join or to speak with us.
Your group is required to provide 1 chaperone/adult for every 10 students in your high school study abroad program. We provide full support to group leaders, by providing crucial services such as:
Each of our study abroad high school programs includes full pre-arrival support and planning. This means that we work with the organizers of your trip to brainstorm activities, prepare quotes and proposals, suggest adventures, liaise with local partners and much more. We handle all the heavy lifting, so all you have to do is recruit your students and leave the rest to us.
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.
You may easily customize our study abroad high school programs to award your students credit, or towards completing their community service hours that are needed to graduate.
At the beginning of your high school study abroad trip, we will provide your group with an orientation about your project, our organization, and Jamaica. We will also provide you with printed itineraries, cell phones for the leaders, and go over emergency procedures.
During this project, we will be here to answer all of your questions, comments, and concerns. We provide 24-hour emergency support, and your group will have a dedicated Project Advisor who will work closely with you to see to it that your needs are met.
The night before your group departs we will award each of you with your Study Abroad certificate to commemorate your study abroad for high school students project. We will also sign any forms needed to outline volunteer hours completed.
Guided outings, fully trained drivers and secure accommodations guarantee your groups safety on our high school study abroad trip
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
We will teach your students how to speak, write and read Patois, our local dialect. You will hear it intertwined with English all around
Between our rich history, vibrant culture, stunning natural attractions, tropical marine climate, and rich nightlife, you will learn a lot
We support you and your students from the moment you contact us, while you are in Jamaica, and after you depart back home
We will take you to and from all the stops on your study abroad high school trips, including the airport and all planned activities
We work with a wide range of accommodations for you to choose from, such as houses, hotels, guest houses, apartments, and more
You will stay with Jomo, the owner of Jamaica International Projects and his family. This option houses up to 10 people comfortably in dorm rooms equipped with air conditioning.
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
Study abroad high school 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.
Our study abroad high school programs include daily breakfast and dinner at your accommodation. We cater to all eating habits and restrictions such as vegans, diabetics, gluten allergies and more.
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.
You will be transferred safely to and from your accommodation to your planned activities each day by our drivers.
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.
At the conclusion of your high school study abroad program, we will transfer you back to the airport to board your flight back home in a timely manner.
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 your study abroad for high school students orientation.
Commence your study abroad high school programs by visiting children homes, animal shelters, schools or local charities to spend the day volunteering, or completing a service learning project.
Visit Creighton estate to see how coffee is grown, harvested, processed and packaged, learn how rum and sugar are made, visit a local farm/factory, spend a day at a local zoo or much more.
A walking tour of a historic town like Falmouth or Port Royal, an experience at Devon House or Rose Hall Great House, Lover’s Leap or visiting a Maroon village are all unique cultural experiences that are sure to give you an insight on Jamaican history.
Today you will explore the city where you are staying, either Kingston or Montego Bay. Visit some of the top points of interests, like Dr’s Cave beach or Rockland Bird Sanctuary in Montego Bay, or Devon House, Craft Market or Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. For nightlife go out on the town to explore at some of the hot spots.
A Jamaican cooking class, Patois lesson, and presentation or visiting a local church or mosque are 3 educational activities that could be arranged on this day.
For your final day, you can relax and unwind with an amazing adventure excursion, such as going zip lining, swimming with dolphins, climbing waterfalls or going scuba diving. There are over a dozen other adventures that you can choose from.
Depart Jamaica with your students having completed a life-changing high school study abroad project that you will all remember for years to come
Our study abroad high school programs come with varying prices, based on a number of factors including your group’s size, the duration of your project, what activities you choose, and the accommodation that you choose.
NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person
1 Person – $300
5 or more people – $200 per person
1 Week – $830
2 Weeks – $1,360
3 Weeks – $1,990
4 Weeks – $2,620
Extra Weeks – $630 per week
1 Week – $1,075
2 Weeks – $1,850
3 Weeks – $2,725
4 Weeks – $3,600
Extra Weeks – $875 per week
1 Week – $1,215
2 Weeks – $2,130
3 Weeks – $3,145
4 Weeks – $4,160
Extra Weeks – $1,015 per week
The prices above are the standard study abroad for high school students rates, using our accommodation partners. You may add cultural experiences, adventures, tours, and other add-ons to customize the project to your liking, at an additional cost. You may also add daily lunch, additional transfers, and other support services from us.
You can choose between two payment methods for our study abroad high school 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 volunteered by painting the girl’s dorms at Jamaica National Children’s Home. It was the most wonderful experience as we really got to know the girls and their personalities. I really enjoyed spending time with the children and playing with them. It truly was an amazing experience. The excursions really immersed us in the culture of Jamaica. The food and accommodation were lovely and gave us an authentic experience of Jamaica.
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.
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.