Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Caribbean Studies Program

Since 1986, The University of Southern Mississippi has offered a wide variety of study abroad courses in Jamaica. This winter, students can earn four hours of undergraduate or graduate credit in one of 11 courses across a variety of disciplines. From December 29, 2008 through January 13, 2009, students will live and learn in the beautiful resort town of Ocho Rios. Students are housed at Turtle Beach Towers, an ocean-front condominium resort. Below is a list of courses that will be offered on this years Caribbean Studies program:

Art 492/680- Art Studio in Jamaica
Biology 404/504- Caribbean Marine Biology
Chemistry 332- Natural Products Chemistry in the Caribbean
Criminal Justice 489/589- Criminal Justice in the Caribbean
English 496/596- Literature in the Caribbean
Human Performance and Recreation 411/511- Adapted Recreation Techniques in Jamaica
Nursing 489- Health Care Delivery Systems
Nutrition 492/692- Food, Nutrition and Culture in Jamaica
Public Health 492/792- Public Health in Jamaica
Social Work 495/695- Social Development and Social Welfare in Jamaica
Sociology 489/589- Sociology in Jamaica

The cost of this program is $3,099 for undergraduate credit and $3,299 for graduate credit. This price includes round-trip airfare from New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas or Minneapolis; tuition; fees; lodging; ground transportation; field trips and some social activities. Students are responsible for food and personal expenses.

Students may apply for financial aid if they meet federal requirements for a guaranteed student loan. Non-Southern Miss students should contact the Office of Financial Aid at the school in which they are currently enrolled and seeking their degree. Financial aid agreements between Southern Miss and other schools are available, if requested. For information or assistance with this program contact Frances Sudduth in the Office of International Programs at 601.266.4344.

Spend New Year’s in the Caribbean and take part in a cultural and academic immersion that we hope you’ll count among your best learning experiences. For more information visit our website at or e-mail us at

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