This course is an applied writing skills laboratory and a service-learning class. You will be paired up with a nonprofit community partner to produce real communication pieces. We will cover major communication tools of the public relations trade, includi
- Kingston, Jamaica
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Economic Development
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
- Location: Petersfield, Jamaica
Dates: Winter Break 2013
Faculty Leader: Dr. Elizabeth Oppe
Academic Credits: 2 Professional Field Placement
Service: Support initiatives designated by the Association of Clubs, a regional community development organization. Service may include physical construction projects, tutoring, and more
Housing: Homestays with families
Travel Highlights: Program includes visits to local and tourist beaches, a tour of a sugar plantation, and a visit to a sugar production factory
Program Fee: approximately $2,400
Find the Funding: Scholarships and Financial Aid
Application: coming soon!
This course is an applied writing skills laboratory and a service-learning class. You will be paired up with a nonprofit community partner to produce real communication pieces. We will cover major communication tools of the public relations trade, including news releases, media advisories, features, pitch letters, fact sheets, public service announcements and more. Writing skills are learned by doing. Through this course, you will also have the opportunity to become intimately involved with the community of Petersfield, Jamaica through host family interactions, community activities and professional development. In the process, you will help promote the Petersfield model for social change and share knowledge that encourages future community-led growth and development.
Public Relations and Community Engagement in Rural Jamaica provides students with an academic and practical introduction to the realities of international development efforts, with a specific focus on the experience of rural Jamaica. You’ll meet with and learn from Amizade’s community partner since 2003, the Association of Clubs (AOC). The AOC has been recognized by the Jamaican Government for its excellence in locally-driven rural community development.
- Program Fee: approximately $2,400
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