Program Details

UCC offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees ESL classes and an exciting (1 or 2 week) Cultural Immersion programme with emphases in Jamaican Dance, Music and/or Theatre. Students can also pursue internships or study for a semester or two.
Kingston, Jamaica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Spring Semester, Summer, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), formerly, the University College of the Caribbean,  is a private tertiary institution established in 2004 but born out of a merger of two entrepreneurial and innovative institutions which had their inception in 1976 and 1992 respectively. Today, UCC is recognised as one of the leading private tertiary institutions in Jamaica. UCC offers its growing student population the highest standards of teaching, a rich and diverse curriculum and an increasing host of possibilities for academic and personal growth.

UCC offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, ESL classes and an exciting (one or two week) Cultural Immersion programme with various emphases including Jamaican Music, Dance and/or Theatre. UCC has partnerships with internationally recognised US and UK universities which allow us to deliver their degrees on our campus in Kingston. Some of these partners include: University of London, Commonwealth of Learning, Florida International University.

Several of UCC's degree programmes are accredited or are being accredited by the University Coucil of Jamaica (UCJ).


Setting Description:
Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean, the largest English speaking island and holds the enviable position of being one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Our tropical island is well known for its infectious reggae music, terrific white-sand beaches and diverse topography. In recent years, the country has grown more popular as the world's top track and field nation with celebrated sprinters like Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. We've produced some of the Caribbean's celebrated politicians and educators.