Program Details

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
Location:
Kingston, Jamaica
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Economic Development
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

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.
Cost:
Program Fee: approximately $2,400

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