This winter break CSU faculty and staff-led education abroad experience will explore the lives of African Caribbean people in Jamaica. It is designed to increase students’ knowledge of the Caribbean by exploring the forces that have shaped the socio-economic and cultural history of the region. In addition, this course will explore the impact of tourism on the Caribbean economy, the importance of national culture and the particularities in the articulation of Caribbean identity. Studying in Jamaica will allow students to critically reflect on who they are as Americans individually and collectively while being immersed in the Jamaican culture.
Winter Break 2022
Bridgette Johnson, Director from the Black and African American Cultural Center and Emerald Green, Assistant Director from the Black and African American Cultural Center.
- Minimum 2.25 GPA
- Good Disciplinary Standing
- Engage in cross-cultural experiences internationally
- Gain a deeper understanding of the Black culture internationally
- Explore how black American culture interconnects with other cultures
- Gain understanding of global development as it relates to poverty, health disparities, and education
- Gain understanding of African royalties and Monarchs internationally
- Engage in service learning opportunities in partnership with the community residents