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1 Week to 3 Months
Availability : Year Round
Worldwide
Jamaica
Min Age : 12

Overview

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.

Each High School Study Abroad Group Receives

  • 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

Details

Group Leaders/Chaperone

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:

  • We give group leaders and chaperones discounts, and in some cases, they may be able to join for free
  • All study abroad high school placement fees are eliminated for leaders
  • We offer specialized support services such as making birthday preparations for your students, lending a local cell phone for emergencies and fast communication, giving complementary refreshments on outings, arranging supermarket stops and more
  • We will attempt to fulfill any special arrangement and requests that you have, such as meeting local experts, visiting special restaurants/attractions, getting special equipment such as projectors whiteboards and much more.

Study Abroad High School Curriculum

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.

Study Abroad For High School Students Activities

  • Visit local museums to learn about music, arts, the economy and more
  • Embark on educational field trips such as learning how rum and sugar are made, coffee plantations, Rastafarian villages and more
  • 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/Community Service Hours

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.

Arrival Support

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.

In Country Support

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.

Departure Support

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.

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

Why JIP

Safety

Guided outings, fully trained drivers and secure accommodations guarantee your groups safety on our high school study abroad trip

Food

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

Culture

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

Language

We will teach your students 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

We will take you to and from all the stops on your study abroad high school trips, including the airport and all planned activities

Accommodations

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

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Accommodation

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

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.

Daily Meals

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.

Transport

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 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.

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 your study abroad for high school students orientation.

Day 2Volunteer or Service Learning Excercise

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.

Day 3Cultural Field Trip

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.

Day 4Historic Field Trip

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.

Day 5Explore Your City & Nightlife

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.

Day 6Food, Language & Religion

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.

Day 7Adventure/Excursion

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.

Day 8Depart Jamaica

Depart Jamaica with your students having completed a life-changing high school study abroad project that you will all remember for years to come

Pricing

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.

Standard High School Study Abroad Prices

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

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)
  • Lunch
  • Additional Meals
  • Additional transfers
  • Personal shopping money
  • Airfare expenses or taxes
  • Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance

About Our Prices

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.

Payment Methods

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.

Reviews

  • 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.

    Saffy Truman
    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
    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
    Asimina Kosti-Stavri
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