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Cornell-Int'l Course: Global Capitalism in One Community (Jamaica, HIS 2006/ASRC 2006)
Petersfeld, Jamaica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Restrictions: CU applicants only
Program Description:
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Program Overview:  HIS 2006/ASRC 2006: Global Capitalism in One Community 

This is a seminar focused on a service-learning approach to understanding the history of neoliberal transformations of the global economy through the lens of an island (Jamaica) and a community (Petersfield, in Westmoreland Parish.)
 
Students will attend class each week and will also take a one-week service trip over spring break to work with the local community partner (AOC) in Petersfield. We will also work with Amizade, a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, which is the well-established partner of the AOC and which works with numerous universities on global service learning projects.  In Jamaica, we will participate in several service projects.  Last year we spent the bulk of our time in one of the local primary schools, working with students and teachers.
 
At a Glance:

Program length: 1 semester, with 1 week of travel
Eligibility: Registered students
Application Deadline: February 12
Costs: Program fee (c. $1065) and international travel costs (c. $850)

Location:  Petersfield, Jamaica and Ithaca, NY
 
Academic Overview:  Requirements include regular attendance, two papers, participation in discussions and group reflections, and regular journal entries. Students should also prepare themselves to be good ambassadors of Cornell and also of themselves while in Jamaica.
 
Calendar: (Dates of the program) Spring Semester, 2016, with trip to Petersfield from approximately March 25-April 3, 2016
 
Housing:  We stay with local families in Petersfield: typically with those who are active participants in our partner organization, the Association of Clubs.
 
Excursions: We typically visit several local towns, a local school, sugarcane production sites, and we also do two beach trips.
 
Faculty: 
 
Ed Baptist is Professor of History and Dean of Carl Becker House.

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For more information: Contact Professor Baptist, eeb36@cornell.edu
 
 
Special application requirements: Students will also have to submit a volunteer application and medical form to Amizade, one of our partner organizations, and attend a pre-departure orientation.
 
 

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.