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Jamaica May Term

Experience the business culture in a developing country with faculty and students.

Business Development in Jamaican Economy is a project-based study abroad experience in Jamaica for two weeks. Visits include government-organized centers and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that are making a difference in the lives of marginalized populations as well as entrepreneurial programs and production facilities. The home base is Montego Bay with travel to various locations on the island.


For the May Term, enroll in one of the following four-credit courses.

  • BUS 395* – Business Development in Jamaican Economy
  • BUS 401 – Business Seminar
    *May be applied as elective for the business major or minor.

Academic activities

  • Attend pre-trip meetings during spring semester
  • Work in a project-based environment
  • Keep a daily journal
  • Read cultural, business and entrepreneurial assignments


  • Government-organized centers
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Entrepreneuruial farming program
  • Coffee production facility
  • Business-focused deaf community
  • Honey production cooperative

 Still interested?  

  • Information meetings are held late October/early November with details on program fees and tuition. Watch the Hope calendar and department website for specific dates and times. If you are a declared department major, watch for an email in your inbox.
  • Admission to the Jamaica May Term is on a competitive basis.
  • Applications are due early December.