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  • Locations: Kingston, Jamaica; Lucea, Jamaica; Mandeville, Jamaica; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Program Terms: May
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May 2019 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 TBA TBA
Program Description:
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Faculty Leaders:  Steven Smith (, Nancy Smith (, Stacy Jackson (, Steve VanderVeen (

Program Dates: May 6-18, 2019 

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica, with visits to various locations on the island. 

            Program fee: $1,650
            Airfare: $600 (Billed directly together w/ program fee)
            Tuition cost: $2,100 (estimated)
            Total: $4,350

Course Options -  4 Credits (choose one course):
BUS 395
BUS 401
IDS 172 (CH2)
IDS 492 (SRS) 
**All courses fulfill GLI requirement.

Important Dates: 
            Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
            Scholarship Deadline: December 15, 2018

Program Overview: 

Bringing Hope to our World is focused on readings from three impacting books.  The first book is Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.  Another is entitled The Good of Affluence.  The third book that is extensively used is The Bible.  All three books approach the question of what does it mean to serve God's kingdom on this Earth (from which we will draw very different conclusions).  The content is centered around the concept that all of us have a vocational calling to impact God's kingdom on this earth.  This calling is true regardless of career choices.  The focus of discussion will come from the content of the books and will challenge us to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized citizens of our world.  

The May term experience will allow us to travel to Jamaica for approximately 14 day to see compassion in action.  We will visit government-organized centers and non-governmental organizations (NGO's) that are making a difference in the lives of marginalized populations.  We will observe a few government programs: Girl's Power, an infirmary (elderly care residence) and an entrepreneurial farming program.  Students will also view various faith-based ministries (including a deaf school, a deaf village, and an orphanage).  The home base will be in Montego Bay and we will travel to various locations on the island.  

Preparation Requirement:  We will meet three to four times during the spring semester for orientation and topical discussion of reading materials. 

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